Jamestown Concert Association presents Ensemble Schumann

Submitted Photo Ensemble Schumann, pictured from left: Tom Gallant (oboe), Sally Pinkas (piano) and Steve Larson (viola).

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Concert Association presents Ensemble Schumann for its 2018-2019 season finale. This performance will take place on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown.

Performing together since 2005, this trio’s repertoire comprises of works from Schumann, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Loeffler, Poulenc, Shostakovich, among numerous others. Each member of Ensemble Schumann has performed in several notable venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Furthermore, members have been present at several music festivals, including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Lucerne, Spoleto, and Mostly Mozart. In addition to their performances, Ensemble Schumann’s recordings on the MSR Classics label have received significant recognition from Gramophone, Fanfare, and Audiophile Audition publications.

“Thomas Gallant and Steve Larson, in partnership with pianist Sally Pinkas, make some of the most blissful sounds this side of nirvana,” applauds Fanfare Magazine. “Truly, this is exquisite music, exquisitely played, and exquisitely recorded, and it’s definitely recommended to all.”

“As soloists, each of these musicians have quite a prominent musical background,” stated Sally Ulrich, President of the Jamestown Concert Association. “To hear these musicians perform collectively as Ensemble Schumann — audience members can expect an absolutely stunning performance.”

Discounted presale tickets for this event are available at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office (716-484-7070), Chautauqua Music, and Germaine & Pappalardo. Tickets will also be available at the door: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65+, $7.50 for college students, and students 18 and under have free admission.

The Jamestown Concert Association is dedicated to great classical music and ensuring that it continues to flourish in Jamestown. For more information on upcoming concerts and to find out how to support the Jamestown Concert Association, visit www.jamestownconcertassociation.org.

Corporate sponsors for this concert are Trinity Guitars and Jamestown’s Rental Properties. JCA receives funding from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, and the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County. This project is made possible 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 Tri-County Arts Council.

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