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Chamber Music Concert in Newton


Christ Episcopal Church in Newton will present an “Evening of Chamber Music” on Saturday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m.  Cellist Lynda Andres will be joined by violinist Nicholas Currie and pianist Diana Greene for a performance of selections by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and contemporary composer Hillary Kruh.  The suggested donation of $10 per person will help to fund the renowned music programs at Christ Church.  The church is located at 62 Main Street in Newton.

Cellist Lynda Andres has been featured as principal cellist with the Ridgefield Symphony, Ives Symphony, The Plainfield Symphony, Edison Symphony, The Chamber Society of Northern Westchester, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.  Lynda obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Performance and Music Education from Douglass College at Rutgers where she studied with cellist and Music Department Director, A. Kunrad Kvam.  Her post graduate studies were with Claus Adam of Mannes College in New York City.  She received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University, and worked as a public school strings teacher for 26 years.

Violinist Nicholas Currie is Concertmaster of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore, and former Principal Second of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra.  Nicholas has performed as a soloist with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, the Londontown Symphony and with Concert Artists of Baltimore.  Nicholas is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, as a student of the late Berl Senofsky, and also attended Illinois State University studying with Bernard Eichen of the Beaux Arts Quartet. His schooling included a summer in Fontainbleau, France, at the American Conservatory.  Nicholas, along with pianist Diana Greene, participates regularly with the Baltimore Composers Forum, recently premiering several new works . 

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Pianist Diana Greene performs actively in the Northeast as a collaborative pianist and choral accompanist.  She received her Master’s Degree in Music from the University of North Texas, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College.  Her teachers included Tong-il Han, Reginald Gerig, Carola Grindea of the London Guildhall School of Music, and Mary Sauer of DePaul University and the Chicago Symphony.  Diana also works as an early childhood music and movement specialist.

“An Evening of Chamber Music” will be performed at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 26th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Christ Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Church and Main Streets in the heart of downtown Newton.  Suggested donation is $10 per person.  For more information, call Christ Church Director of Music Joseph Mello at 862-268-4720.

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