Family String Concert with Eva Gerard
July 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Have you ever wondered about the difference between the violin and the viola? Violinist Sarah Geller and violist Eva Gerard will explore the instruments’ similarities and differences and how their sounds complement one another in a family-friendly chamber music concert, featuring works from the 18th-20th centuries by Milhaud, Handel/Halvorsen, and Mozart. All ages are encouraged to attend. Registation required. Rain date is July 16 at 3:30pm.
EVA GERARD: A highly sought-after violist, Eva Gerard has played solo recitals in such celebrated venues as The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and Juilliard’s Paul Hall. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Gerard has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall as principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra, BAM Café, Merkin Hall, MoMA’s Summergarden, Le Poisson Rouge, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre with Midori and Friends. She has also participated in such festivals as The Schleswig Holstein Orchestral Academy, Aspen Music Festival, The New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Juilliard’s Chamberfest. Ms. Gerard is on the faculty of The School for Strings and The Hudson River School of Music. She has studied with Junah Chung, Samuel Rhodes, and Masao Kawasaki. Chamber music coaches include such renowned musicians as Baruch Arnon, Peter Basquin, Nicholas Mann, and Michael Tree. Eva completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School and her doctoral studies at the CUNY Graduate Center where she studied with Karen Ritscher and Junah Chung.
SARAH E. GELLER: Described as “a consummate artist perform[ing] with convincing vigor and passion,” violinist Sarah E Geller has performed to critical acclaim in many prestigious venues as soloist and collaborative artist. Beloved by listeners from coast to coast, Geller continually draws capacity audiences with her rich sound and palette of tone colors and her innate ability to deliver musical messages with a compelling yet gentle touch. Geller creates one-of-a-kind programs as soloist and the founder of her ensemble, SEGUE. She often juxtaposes both the masterworks and unknown gems of the great composers with Latin and jazz-influenced works. Since making her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut as a winner of the Artists’ International Special Presentation Award, Geller continues to perform extensively in her hometown of New York City and beyond. Dedicated to educating the next generation, Geller first became known in her native Maine for her exceptional ability to inspire and nurture children. She now brings that ability to her Suzuki studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and to her students at The School for Strings (SFS).
This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor’s Office and the NY State Legislature.