This Sunday, April 19, the award-winning Kobayashi-Gray Duo will perform as part of Christ Church Easton’s 2014-15 Concert Series. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum on the corner of South and Harrison Streets, this program all music lovers will surely want to hear. While the program opens with Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 12, number 3, it will feature the work of numerous composers, many of whom are American. The rather popular Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom written in 1979 as well as Three American Pieces by Lukas Foss are among them.
The Kobayashi-Gray Violin and Piano Duo made its international concert debut as winner of the prestigious United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador auditions, touring South America and the West Indies. “The Duo’s skill, energy, and love for the music were all evident in this performance which brought the audience to its feet demanding an encore.” Succeeding tours included the 2002 International Workshops in Stavanger, Norway, the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa (2003) and the country of Thailand (2012). The Duo is in demand throughout the world for its skillful presentations of the standard repertoire as well as its specialty of the works of more than twenty-five 19th through 21st century women composers, eight of which are featured in world premiere recordings produced by Kobayashi-Gray Duo.
The Christ Church Concert Series gratefully acknowledges the Talbot County and Maryland State Arts Councils for their ongoing support of this and other musical presentations. While the concert is free to the public, a freewill offering will be received to support the series. For questions call 410-822-2677.