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Lake Effect Trio to Perform November 21 at 7:30 PM

Please join us for the Lake Effect Trio featuring: Ahreum Kim, violin; Trevor Jorgensen, clarinet; and Robert Auler, piano.

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More info on the concert program coming soon!

 The concert starts promptly at 7:30 PM at the Pulaski Congregational Church, address below.  Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                     LaVeck Memorial Concert Series

LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski 13142. Thanks for all of your continued support…..and see you at the concert!

November 1, 2015   Comments Off

Past Performances

November 1, 2015   Comments Off

TwoPianists’ Duo to Perform on Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 PM

TwoPianists – Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann from South Africa

South African piano duo TwoPianists will perform the next LaVeck Concert on Thurs. Oct. 15, making a Pulaski stopover between concert dates in New York City and Cleveland.

The husband and wife duo is comprised of Portuguese pianist Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The pair formed TwoPianists in 1999 as students of maestro Vladimir Viardo at the University of North Texas. Now based in Stellenbosch, TwoPianists has been called one of the finest chamber music groups on African soil.

TwoPianists’ program for Pulaski will include Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Opus. 11, comprised of six piano duets; Maurice Ravel’s Spanish Rhapsody, a famous orchestral piece originally composed for two pianos, and Claude Debussy’s Six Epigraphs Antiques “for four hands.”

.                          TwoPianists

To learn more about TwoPianists, visit:  www.pianoduo.twopianists.com

The concert starts promptly at 7:30 PM.  Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

 

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for all of your continued support…..and see you at the concert!

 

October 2, 2015   Comments Off

2015-09-16 World Renowned Cellist, Wesley Baldwin with Special Guest, Blagomira Lipari

Also featuring Blagomira Lipari on violin and Rob Auler on Piano!

To kick off our 2015-16 concert series we have Wesley Baldwin, an international recording artist, concerto soloist and Full Professor of Cello at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

.        Wesley Baldwin  Blagomira Lipari

Wesley will play two audience favorites for the LaVeck audience—the beautiful “Swan” from Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals, and the gorgeous third movement from the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata.  He’ll also tackle the monumental Samuel Barber Cello Sonata with Rob Auler on the piano.  As a special treat, they’ll team up with LaVeck favorite Blagomira Lipari on a beautiful, Romantic, undiscovered gem of a Piano Trio.

The concert starts promptly at 7:30 PM.  Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

 

Thanks for all of your continued support…..and see you at the concert!

 

September 13, 2015   Comments Off

2015-06-27 Pianist, Dr. Lei Weng

Our next concert is coming up on Saturday, June 27th @ 7:00 PM at the Pulaski Congregational Church.   We will be featuring Dr. Lei Weng who has achieved world recognition for his mastery of piano.  He has been hailed as “a colorist of exemplary control” and “displayed a powerhouse technique and provided good contrast with its delicate moments” by the New York Concert Review for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut.   Please see “About the Artisits for a full biography on Lei Weng.

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There will be a student performance preceding Dr. Weng.  Be sure to arrive a bit before 7PM as the doors will be closed once the concert begins, until a break. Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.

Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but is not required. Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!                                    

LaVeck Memorial Concert Series

LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for supporting the music, see you at the concert!

June 12, 2015   Comments Off

2015-05-16 Concert featuring Blagomira Lipari, violin, & Lauren Becker, horn

Our next concert is coming up on Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 at the Pulaski Congregational Church.   This concert will feature two internationally recognized musicians who perform regularly with the Syracuse Symphoria: Blagomira Lipari, violin, and Lauren Becker, horn.

Blagomira LipariLauren Becker

Rob Auler will accompany them on piano and will assist them in presenting one of the mammoth works in all of the chamber music repertoire–the famed Brahms Trio for horn, violin and piano.   According to Rob,  if one work can demonstrate the majesty of the chamber music idiom, it would be this one!  Also included on the program will be works for violin and piano.   Please join us–and please–consider bringing a friend who has never attended!!

The concert starts promptly at 7:30 PM.  Please join us after for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for supporting the music!

 

Thanks for all of your continued support…..and see you at the concert!

May 3, 2015   Comments Off

2015-04-18 LaVeck Concert, Duo Montagnard

The 2014-2015 LaVeck Concert Season continues with this first Spring concert featuring Duo Montagnard. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in 49 states, 8 Canadian Provinces, and twenty countries on six continents. They have commissioned and premiered twenty pieces and currently play all original music. They have recorded four albums including two devoted entirely to commissioned music. Duo Montagnard includes Matthew Slotkin, guitar and Joseph Murphy, saxophones.Their website is at www.duomontagnard.com

 

Duo Montagnard

Joseph Murphy & Matthew Slotkin

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!  After the concert, stop downstairs for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.  Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

                                   LaVeck Memorial Concert Series
LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Thanks for supporting the music!

April 6, 2015   Comments Off

2014-11-08: Pianist Rob Auler’s “Reinventions” Concert

LaVeck Concerts Artistic Director and acclaimed pianist Rob Auler takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8, to perform the coolest Classical concert ever – reinventing J.S. Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and even Billy Joel!

“This concert should has a lot of entry points –not only for seasoned classical music fans, but also for fans of rock and pop,” Rob said. “I’m excited to bring some new pieces to audiences–and excited also to perform two beloved pieces in a slightly reworked form!”

Rob Auler

Rob is a professor of piano at SUNY Oswego and an internationally known performer whose latest CD got a rave review in The New York Times. (Read it here: http://nyti.ms/1rTCC1g)

His Nov. 8 program includes piano arrangements of three beloved Bach cantatas that we know by their hymn titles, “Sheep May Safely Graze,” “Sleepers Awake,” and “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Each has been recast as a short, four-to five minute piano composition, allowing a solo pianist to convey music originally written for choir and orchestra.

Rob will also perform new music that reinvents Classical, Pop, and Soul tunes — John Liberatore’s beautiful set of variations of a tune by Haydn, Joel Puckett’s five-minute virtuoso etude based on Billy Joel licks, and Mark Olivieri three-movement piece called, “Hommage a Trois,” or–homage to three different artists.  The first movement quotes Aaron Copland, the second is a beautiful treatment of Japanese composer Toru Takamitsu, and the third–a tribute to none other than soul/funk singer James Brown!

Rob will end with a solo piano version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. As always, the concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with refreshments.

LaVeck Concerts honor the memory of Rhea LaVeck and are sponsored by the Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, the John Ben Snow Foundation and CNY Arts. They are held at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski. Suggested donation is $10 adults/$5 students, but no donation is required for admission to the concert and reception.

October 19, 2014   Comments Off

2014-10-11: Hyperion String Quartet

We know you will enjoy this ensemble whose members are on the faculty at The College of St. Rose, acclaimed school of music in Albany, and has performed world-wide.

Here is a story about the Hyperion from the Albany Times Union. http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Hyperion-String-Quartet-a-cultural-institution-3546173.php

More information about Hyperion can be found here.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!  After the concert, stop downstairs for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

Thanks for supporting the music!

 
LaVeck Memorial Concert Series

September 29, 2014   Comments Off

2014-09-20: Violinist Geoffrey Herd

Our LaVeck Concert Season for 2014-15 starts Sept. 20 with Violinist Geoffrey Herd performing on violin accompanied byRob Auler on piano.

Concert will be at the Pulaski Congregational Church, 27 Lake St., Pulaski.  The concert begins ptomptly at 7:30 PM.

Geoffrey is the founding director of the Geneva Music Festival in Geneva, NY, and has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Ithaca College Symphony and the Finger Lakes Symphony.  More information about Geoffrey Herd can be found here.

Please plan to attend this concert and invite a friend!

As always, try to stop downstairs after the show for a meet-the-artists reception with refreshments.

Please see our Support page to recognize some of our our sponsors and to learn how you can be a LaVeck supporter!

Also, mark your calendars for Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 for our other Fall 2014 concerts! We will be posting those details in the next couple of weeks.

September 7, 2014   Comments Off