Bedford Chamber Concerts presents cellist Edward Arron, renowned musician Anthony Newman, and the Bedford Chamber Ensemble on Wednesday, November 6th at 8:00pm in a program of Haydn, Vivaldi, and Schubert.
The New Yorker says “Edward Arron is not only one of New York's most exciting young cellists but also an inventive impresario.”
Currently the artistic director and a performer with the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut and the Caramoor Virtuosi, Mr. Arron has performed at concert halls and music festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The program will include Haydn’s Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major H. VIIb-1. The piece, presumed lost, was rediscoverd at the Prague National Museum in 1961 and has since become a highly popular inclusion in the cello repertoire. The program will also include Vivaldi’s Triple Concerto in d minor Op. 3, number 11 for two violins and cello. Vivaldi scholar Michael Talbot says that L’Estro Armonico, from which this piece comes, is “perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to appear during the whole of the eighteenth century".
Additionally the program will include Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, D956. Written shortly before Schubert’s death, the use of two cellos, as opposed to the more usual two violas, adds richness to the lower registers of this great chamber composition.
Bedford Chamber Concerts performances take place in the beautiful and acoustically superior Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew’s Church, 382 Cantitoe Street in Bedford. Wine is served during intermission and is included in the ticket price. October tickets are $35/$10 for student tickets. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.bedfordchamberconcerts.org or call 914-522-5150.