June 7, 2023

Classical Series Continues at Nassau Presbyterian Church

MUSIC TO THE RESCUE: “Culture for Understanding and Tolerance” is the theme of the June 17 concert by Collegium Musicum NJ featuring pianist Phyllis Lehrer, left, and violinist Alexei Yavtuhovich at Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Collegium Musicum NJ continues its 2023 classical concert series at Nassau Presbyterian Church on June 17 at 5 p.m. The fifth concert in the series, it will feature violinist Alexei Yavtuhovich and pianist Phyllis Lehrer performing works by Mozart, Franck, Bartok, and other composers.

“We strongly believe our 2023 concert series ‘Culture for Understanding and Tolerance’ will enable our communities to better understand and enjoy each other’s unique national culture, traditions, and historical development through the performance of music along with presentations of other art forms,” said Yavtuhovich, who is president of the organization.

Born in Belarus, Yavtuhovich was a member of the Belarus State Chamber Orchestra, the Belarus String Quartet, and performed internationally before emigrating to the U.S. in 1996. He returned to Belarus to perform with the Gomel Chamber Orchestra, and founded Collegium Musicum in 2018.

Lehrer is a teacher, performer, clinician, author, and adjudicator. She is a professor emerita of piano at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and is now on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory.

Tickets are $15. Visit collegiummusicumnj.org.