Old Parish Church to Host Kinhaven’s Young Artists
Residents of Weston and its neighboring communities have enjoyed concerts by the students and faculty of Kinhaven Music School for years. Kinhaven had traditionally offered Senior (high school) and Junior (middle school) sessions. In early June of 2015, Kinhaven launched the tremendously successful Young Artist Seminar; its students, who are mainly in college and graduate school, work closely with dedicated and experienced teachers for one week and then perform an entire musical work in concert.
In addition to the opportunity to perform, the program’s outreach concerts are a chance for Kinhaven students to establish friendships with their neighbors by giving back to the local community. The Young Artist Seminar is committed to the highest artistic and educational standards and to a spirit of community, squarely in line with Kinhaven’s core values.
Old Parish Church (OPC) have hosted one of the Young Artists inaugural concerts in its first year, and the group has since returned annually.
This year’s performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The program will include works by Beethoven, Schulhoff and Brahms. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early to be assured of seating. The concert is a presentation of OPC’s ‘Hearts and Voices’ Performance Series, established in 2009 in memory of G. Frederick (Fritz) Zeller, a longtime educator, community leader and a pillar of Old Parish Church. Revenues from the performances are donated to area nonprofit organizations serving the local area. Patrons are asked to donate $10 each to benefit three local food pantries. Old Parish Church is located on Route 100, on the left as you enter Weston from the south.