Saturday, November 8, 2014

FREE CONCERT IN CHATHAM FEATURES VIRTUOSO PIANIST

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Engaging for listeners of all ages. Ms. Myers’ hour-long, interactive program,CLASSICAL to CONTEMPORARY, features music by Pärt, Ravel, Scarlatti, concert arrangements of Spirituals, and more. Ms. Myers will play both virtuosic and introspective classical selections as well as undulating, jazz-influenced romantic and contemporary pieces.

Pianist Sakura Myers has captivated audiences in such venues as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, and the Goethe Institute. She is known for her “hands of steel” (Dr. Cornell West) plus innovative programming that cross-pollinates varying musical styles. Her additional highlights include performances for the inaugural season of The Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, SC, opening for the Three Mo' Tenors, and playing for the Fashion Week debut of designer Nzinga Knight. Ms. Myers has been featured at Union Theological Society, Miami Dade College, and the Women of Classical Music Gala at the NANM national convention in Nashville. She was a Resident Artist/guest lecturer at North Carolina Central University and has also presented solo recitals at the College of Charleston, Piccolo Spoleto Festival USA, Teatro Piu Piccolo della Concordia, and several music salons in New York City.

The Concerts on Main series continues in 2015 on Sunday, January 11, at 2 PM and Friday, March 13, at 7:30 PM. In January trumpeter Andy Kozar is joined by keyboardists and singers to share contemporary works plus accessible classics.

Free and open to all, hour-long Concerts on Main are held in Ogden Memorial Presbyterian 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. As needed, younger listeners can take advantage of a nearby indoor playspace during the concerts. Ogden is located a block from Chatham’s train station, with easy and fast NYC access; there is ample free parking in the vicinity of the church. Additional information is available at www.ConcertsOnMain.org.