Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm
A fascinating look at the life and times of Pauline Viardot, nee Garcia (1821-1910). She was the daughter of Manuel Garcia, a famous voice teacher in Paris, and sister of the celebrated soprano ‘Malibran’. Pauline married a wealthy diplomat Viardot and opened a salon that welcomed many luminaries in the arts in Paris at the time: Berlioz, Rossini, Sainte Beuve, Cesar Franck, the Goncourts and Faure. By all acounts she was a woman of charm, intelligence and an outstanding singer.
Program includes songs by Berlioz, the ‘Regata Songs’ by Rossini, and the heavenly beautiful cello Sonatas by Debussy and Cesar Franck. A colorful narration completes the program.
Performers are the fabulous, Emmy Award winning soprano Trudy Craney with pianist Martin Hennessy, and the passionate and brilliant Russian cellist Andrey Tchekmazov with pianist Yoni Levyatov. Margaretha Maimone narrates.
Concerts are held in the Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Avenue (close to the Cinema)
in Huntington NY 11743. Handicapped accessible and lots of free parking.
Tickets $30; $25 seniors; $12 students
Reservations recommended 631 385 0373 or
Ridotto Concerts are made possible by the generosity of private Donors and Endowments, public funds from Suffolk County - The Office of Economic Development, and with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.