Sleepy Hollow To Host Friends Of Music Concerts Salute To Schubert

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Friends of Music Concerts will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a "Schubertiade," an all-Schubert event in Sleepy Hollow Saturday, April 26.

The event will be held in the Kusel Auditorium of Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, Saturday at 8 p.m.

During Austrian composer Franz Schubert's brief lifetime (1792-1828), evenings sponsored by his friends during which nothing but his music was performed became known as "Schubertiaden

The evening will begin with three pieces for solo piano, played by Michael Brown: "Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 90 (D.899)," "Moment Musicaux No. 2 in A-flat Major, Op. 94 (D.780)" and the fourth movement (rondo: allegro moderato) from the "Sonata No. 17 in D Major, Op. 53 (D.850)."

Then come four lieder (German songs), sung by baritone Mischa Bouvier, with Yegor Shevstov at the piano: "Rastlose Liebe, D.138;" "An die Laute, D.905;" "Im Abendrot, D. 799;" and "Willkommen und Abschied, D. 767.: Next is the :Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137 (D. 384)" for violin and piano, with Brown and violinist Katie Hyun.

After intermission, there will be two more lieder: "Auf der Bruck, D. 853," and "Die Forelle, D. 550."

The evening concludes with the "Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 (Trout) for piano and strings, D. 667." String players are violinist David Southorn, violist Wei-Hang Andy Lin, and cellist Michai Marica, all from the Amphion; bassist Paul Kowert; and Brown again at the piano.

Tickets for individual concerts are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Order forms may be downloaded from http://www.friendsofmusicconcerts.org and then mailed with a check to Friends of Music Concerts, P.O. Box 675, Millwood, NY 10546. For Information about ticket availability, call 914-861-5080.

Sleepy Hollow High School is at 210 N. Broadway (Route 9), in Sleepy Hollow. Parking is free.

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