CONCERTS ON MAIN
WHEN: 7:30 PM on Friday, November 8
Two of NYC’s most in-demand players, Ms. Cargo and Ms. Zaitsu’s repertoire ranges from historical and jazz-influenced masterpieces to rhapsodic music by contemporary composers. Whether playing chamber music with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra or spearheading genre-bending ensembles, the duo’s performances have been lauded as engaging and consistently accessible. Their credits include performances at Carnegie Hall and other celebrated venues, multimedia spaces, as well as Chatham’s Ogden Memorial Presbyterian and other churches.
Free and open to all, Concerts on Main are part of Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church’s mission to connect with the community. Hour-long performances are held approximately three times per year in the church’s historic and acoustically-engaging sanctuary. Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy stellar NJ and NYC professionals sharing a variety of musical genres. Donations are greatly appreciated to support the series.
Concerts on Main continue on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2 PM with Percussionist Clara Warnaar and at 7 PM on Friday, March 14 with Jazz Vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant and her combo. Ogden is located a block from Chatham’s train station, with easy and fast NYC access; in the evenings there is ample free parking in the vicinity of the church. As needed, younger listeners can take advantage of a nearby indoor playspace during the concerts. Additional information is available at www.concertsonmain.org.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Cellist Miho Zaitsu is known for her thrilling performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent performances have included a recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Robert Moran’s Trinity Requiem for children’s chorus, four violoncelli and harp for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 at Trinity Church Wall Street. The premiere was released by Naxos to great acclaim and presented on over 450 radio stations around the world. A tour of Japan brought her to all of its major cities. In New York, she regularly performs at Lincoln Center, Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall, Bargemusic, The Stone, Symphony Space, and the United Nations. Miho’s recent chamber music projects have included collaborations with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as the cellist of the Memling Ensemble, as well as the cellist of Trio Felice. She started her musical studies in voice at the age of eight, studying with Margaret Schaper, voice chair of USC. She began cello at the age of sixteen with Yehuda Hanani and eventually earned a Bachelor of Music at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She spent one year abroad at the Royal Academy of Music (London) and continued her studies with Lynn Harrell at Rice University, earning a Masters of Music. Miho currently resides in New York City where she is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying with Marcy Rosen. Her dissertation is a critical edition and study of Anton Arensky’s String Quartet in A Minor. She has performed with the Paragon Orchestra and String Orchestra of New York City throughout the country. She is the director of NESTStrings, a strings and chamber music program at NEST+m and founding director of Interplay Chamber Music. During the summer, she is on faculty at the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival at Franklin and Marshall College and the New York Summer Music Festival at SUNY Oneonta.