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The Music Project~ “Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse” 2022/23 Chamber Series
November 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$25
Violinists Yevgenia & Sander Strenger will return to the South Harwich Meetinghouse on Sunday, November 27 at 3 pm for a special “Double Concerto” program, with Dan Berlinghoff at the piano. The “Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse” concert will feature Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola— both works the soloists have recently performed in Connecticut with orchestra— here accompanied by piano. In addition to the Classics, the three members of The Music Project will play Romantic chamber music selections from Max Bruch’s Eight Pieces, op. 83.
“What a delight! Combinations that keep everyone’s interest peaked” WQXR
Dan Berlinghoff, instrumental in the development of our first “Masterpieces at the Meetinghouse” Series will be performing on the beautiful, historic Steinway that he so generously donated to the South Harwich Meetinghouse.
Come experience outstanding chamber music within our beautifully restored 1836 South Harwich Meetinghouse, proud recipient of the 2019 Massachusetts Historic Commission Preservation Award. The South Harwich Meetinghouse recreates the perfect setting with historic lighting, unparalleled acoustics and candlelit ambience.
Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-music-project-masterpieces-at-the-meetinghouse-202223-series-tickets-466095854247 and will be available at the Door.
The South Harwich Meetinghouse is located at 270 Chatham Rd, Harwich, MA 02645.
For further information and concert details, please visit: southharwichmeetinghouse.com or call (508) 364-5223 and follow us on Facebook
About The Music Project…
Formed in 1975 to explore the repertory for winds, strings and piano, Music Project concerts were held at the Ukrainian Institute, Marymount Manhattan Theater, Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Merkin Hall, Society for Ethical Culture and Carnegie Recital Hall. Concerts at Town Hall in 1978 earned critical praise for the ensemble as “the chamber music ideal” (New York) and the “bright, fresh alternative to the established Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center” (The New Yorker). The ensemble performed for more than two decades in Manhattan and on tour, including appearances at the Caramoor Festival, Crystal Palace, Frick Collection, and
broadcasts over WNYC, WQXR, WNCN, and WFUV. The 100th subscription concert was held in 1994. Since the series finale in 1998,
Project members periodically join forces to play for their own enjoyment— and, we sincerely hope, yours!
About the Artists…
Dan Berlinghoff, piano ~ A late starter at 12, the Buffalo-born pianist earned B.M and M.M. Degrees at The Juilliard School working with Beveridge Webster, studying accompanying with Samuel Sanders, chamber music with Lillian Fuchs. Twice soloist with the Buffalo Symphonia, Dan co-founded The Music Project, playing over 100 New York subscription concerts, plus radio broadcasts, festivals and tours. Musical theatre credits on and off Broadway, include national and European tours, and 700 performances of The Pirates of Penzance as conductor or pianist (also film). Post-graduate studies with Artur Balsam at Manhattan School, where Dan was a chamber music instructor. He served as Executive Director of the Artur Balsam Foundation for Chamber Music from 1994 to 2005.
Yevgenia Strenger, violin ~ Making her debut at 13 with the Lviv Symphony Orchestra in her native Ukraine, Yevgenia studied at the Moscow Conservatory, performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and toured the former USSR as a member of the Kalinin String Quartet. After coming to America, she joined the New York City Opera, becoming Concertmaster in 2001. Her contributions to the Live From Lincoln Center performance of “Madama Butterfly” was honored by Emmy Awards. She is also a member of the New York City Ballet, and a frequent player with the New York Philharmonic for many years, including numerous tours, performing worldwide in every major concert hall. She has worked with a wide range of artists, from classical to popular to avante-garde, in concerts, on TV, radio and in motion pictures.
Sander Strenger, viola ~ One of the rare breed of left-handed players, Sander moves comfortably between violin and viola. A native New Yorker, he has been a soloist with the Bronx Symphony, West Side Symphony, Broadway, Bach Ensemble and Missouri Symphony Society and a member of the Lydian and Esterhazy Quartets, Berkshire Chamber Players, Euterpe Ensemble, and The Music Project. Former assistant professor of music at University of Missouri, he has been Assistant Concertmaster of American Ballet Theater and Opera Orchestra of New York. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, he studied violin with Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein, chamber music with Lillian Fuchs and Artur Balsam