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2018-10-10 / Arts & Entertainment

West Kortright Centre and Friends of Music of Stamford NY to Present Concerts


Alexander String Quartet 
Contributed Photo Alexander String Quartet Contributed Photo The West Kortright Centre in East Meredith and Friends of Music of Stamford NY, Inc. will present two consecutive world-class chamber music concerts for a Weekend of Chamber Music in the Western Catskills on Oct. 20 and 21.

The Alexander String Quartet and pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov are both internationally acclaimed. These two concerts, coinciding on one weekend, provide the perfect opportunity and incentive for chamber music aficionados to explore and enjoy Delaware County in all of its autumnal glory.

Chamber music at The WKC is supported by an anonymous gift in memory of Peg Cawley and her advocacy for music in our region. Tickets are $17 in advance ($20 day of); $14 for WKC members ($17 day of); and $11 for under 19, available online until 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and also at the door, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Doors open at 6:30. There is no on-site food vendor for this show, but concertgoers are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy beforehand, if the weather allows. The West Kortright Centre is a non-profit performing arts and community organization, at 49 West Kortright Church Road, between Oneonta, Delhi and Stamford. Follow signs from State Route 23 in Davenport Center or State Route 10 east of Delhi. For exact travel directions and more information, visit www.westkc.org.


Vyacheslav Gryaznov 
Contributed Photo Vyacheslav Gryaznov Contributed Photo On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m., Friends of Music of Stamford NY, Inc. will present celebrated Russian pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov, playing Rachmaninoff’s Ten Preludes, Op. 23 and Six moments musicaux, Op. 16.

This performance will be hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street, Stamford. Suggested donation at the door is $12 per person, $6 for seniors and students.

There is no charge for those under age 13. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concert. For more information about Friends of Music, and for a complete listing of concerts, visit www.friendsmusic.org.

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