Magic in Pairs at Hubbard Hall
On Sunday, August 11, at 2, Hubbard Hall will present Music from Salem’s last summer season concert ‘Magic in Pairs’. This program celebrates luscious music for strings featuring two cellos; Brahms’ G major sextet and Arensky’s quartet, played on cellos made by Matteo Gofriller (1685-1735), the Stradivarius of cello makers and the founder of the Venetian school of luthiers. These two beautiful instruments have distinguished histories. One, now in the talented hands of Matthias Naegele, was owned by Hermann Busch, the cellist of the Busch string quartet, founding members of the Marlboro Music Festival. The other was owned by well-known 19th-century cellist and composer Carlo Alfredo Piatti, and now belongs to Jonathan Miller, member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and director of the Boston Artists Ensemble. Returning to MfS is Bayla Keyes, professor at Boston University, violinist of Triple Helix piano trio (with MfS’ Rhonda Rider) and former member of the Muir string quartet. The concert also features artistic director and violist Lila Brown, and two gifted conservatory students playing alongside their teachers, violist John Batchelder and violinist Christina Adams.
Hubbard Hall is located in Cambridge, N.Y. Admission is pay what you can, so everyone can attend! For advance tickets, hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495.