Cello Through the Ages


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Cello Through the Ages

By Kathleen Fink

Come hear Cello Masterworks in a variety of styles spanning 200 years on November 6 at 3 PM. Cellist, Nick Dinnerstein, will be performing with pianist Synthia Sture at this first of the four-concert series to benefit our music program. The event takes place in the Sanctuary of the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington. Tickets in advance are $15 adults and $10 seniors and students; and at the door $20 and $12. A post-concert Artists’ reception will be held in the Parish Hall.

Selections will include works in styles ranging from Baroque to 20th Century. This is a rare opportunity to experience the exquisite rich voice of the cello as it has been used through the centuries in a setting with excellent acoustics.

Boston-based cellist, Nick Dinnerstein, works in a wide range of musical styles and settings from early classical music to works by contemporary composers. He has performed at many venues in Boston and New York. As a performer on Baroque Cello, Nick was a member of the Ensemble Solaire and has participated in the Amherst Early Music Festival. Nick has twice been a guest soloist and chamber artist at the Thailand International Composition Festival. In the world of popular music, he is the cellist for singer-songwriter, Kelly Omalley, and has performed or recorded with a number of local bands and songwriters. Nick performs with area orchestras and teaches as a member of the faculty of several institutions as well as taking private students.

Pianist Synthia Sture has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan and the former Soviet Union. Born in Riga, Latvia, Ms. Sture is currently completing her Doctoral studies at Boston University under the guidance of Shiela Kibbe. As a collaborative artist, Ms. Sture has appeared in recitals with Levon Ambarcumian and Rasma Lielmane; she is a member of the JYUGOYA contemporary music ensemble. Ms. Sture serves on the faculty at the Sharon Music Academy in Sharon, Massachusetts.

Park Avenue Congregational Church is located at 50 Paul Revere Road at the intersection of Park Avenue and Paul Revere Road, 1 block from Mass. Avenue, in Arlington Heights. The church is handicapped accessible and on MBTA bus route #77. For more information about the concert series please call the Church Office at 781-643-8680 or visit www.pacc-ucc.org/events/concertseries.