Sunday, October 5 at 4 pm The Romantic Piano Trio The Armenian Sima Piano Trio returns to Ridotto with two majestic works of the 19th Century. Schubert’s Trio Op.99 and Dvorak’s exciting ‘Dumky’ Trio. Areta Zhulla –violin, Ani Kalayjian –cello and Sofya Melikian –piano. “The Trio thrilled the audience with its artistry”
Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4 pm Piano Recital I Roman Rabinovich, Israeli pianist, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition. Praised by critics for his “vivacity and virtuosity”, has performed throughout the world in venues such as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and the Great Hall of Moscow. His program: Bach English Suite no.4, Bartok, Smetana, Haydn and Brahms’ Handel Variations.
Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm The Voxare String Quartet. Central to this program is the extraordinary collaboration between film and music. Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent Soviet masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, ranked as the 8th greatest film ever by the British Film Institute, is stunningly and painstakingly scored by Voxare with quartet music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Mosolov.
Sunday, January 4 at 4 pm. New Year’s Concert. Recital II Violin, piano duo. Two extraordinary stars of the international stage join us in recital. Pianist Michael Brown and violinist Elena Urioste, a BBC New Generation artist, soloist with the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic, perform an eclectic program that includes the Sonata for violin and piano by Elgar and ‘Porgy and Bess’ (arr.Heifetz) by Gershwin.
Sunday February 8 at 4 pm. NEW VENUE: St.John’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Huntington (next to the Library). “Bach at St.John’s“. Solo cantatas and chamber music by J.S.Bach performed by oboist Peggy Pearson, soprano TBA and the Ridotto Baroque players.
Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm Piano Recital III Vassily Primakov, award winning Russian pianist “refined, elegant of phrase and immaculately balanced…” (BBC Music) and Natalia Lavrova. The program includes Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasie and Rachmaninov Suite Op.11. Intriguing fashions are by Madelon Gruen.
Sunday, April 12 at 4 pm The Trials of Dido. Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas (London, 1689) is central to this performance of actors and singers, frogs and witches, true love and the real tears of a tenor. Margaretha Maimone, joined by master puppeteer Steve Widerman, musicians and singers, recreate the drama of creating a drama.
Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm. “Being There” In concert the LongLeash Ensemble with Renate Rohlfing –piano, Pala Garcia –violin, John Popham –cello, joined by others in Brahms Piano Quartet, Schubert Notturno, songs by Schonberg and Hugo Wolf. Being There reflects on the artist as witness. Margaretha Maimone narrates.