Lunchtime Music Series Returns to Nassau Church
The opening recital in the second season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, a free lunchtime chamber music series, will take place on Thursday, September 18 at 12:15 p.m. in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church. The series is a collaborative effort between the church and the Westminster Conservatory of Music.
The series features performances by members of the artist faculty of Westminster Conservatory. This season recitals will take place on the third Thursday of every month, September to May (except December). Recitals are 30 to 40 minutes long and are open to the public.
The performers on September 18 will be Kenneth J. Ellison, clarinet, and Patricia Tupta Landy, piano. The program consists of Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski, selections from Swedish Dances by Max Bruch, A Stop-time Two-step by Scott Joplin, and two selections from Claude Debussy's Estampes for solo piano.
Dr. Landy is a member of the artist faculty in piano at Westminster Conservatory, where she also coaches chamber music in the Young Artist Program. She is also an executive board member of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association.
Mr. Ellison has performed with many musical organizations, including the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Riverside Sinfonia, and the Greenville Symphony. He is a candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Rutgers University.
The Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will continue on October 16 with music by Jean Francaix and Arthur Berger for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; on November 20 with music for clavichord performed by Gavin Black; on January 15, with music by Charles Martin Loeffler and Georg Philip Telemann for oboe, viola, and piano; on February 19 with Johannes Brahms¹ Piano Quartet in G Minor; on March 18 with music for piano four hands; and on April 15 with Samuel Barber¹s Hermit Songs and music by John Corigliano for soprano and flute. The series will conclude on May 20 with new music for piano performed by Clipper Erickson.