Sunday, November 13
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
Note: This event has been rescheduled. Instead prize-winning pianist Xheni Rroji will perform at the library on this date and time. Learn more here.
Two members of Ensemble Argos, a chamber music collaborative, will perform in concert at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13.
The concert is free of charge and open to all. Cellist Kenneth Law and pianist Stephen Buck will perform the Romance in A Major by Gabriel Faure; Robert Schumann’s “Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73; and Charles-Valentin Alkan’s Sonata de Concert.
Howard Van Lenten, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees, said that “the library’s Community Room has great acoustics, and we think are thrilled to have musicians of the caliber of Ken Law and Stephen Buck play for our community.”
Mr. Law is Adjunct Professor of Cello in the School of Music at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has also served on the faculty of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College, where he was Associate Professor of Violoncello, Chair of the Performance Department, and Assistant Dean.
In addition to international appearances, Law has performed at Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center Series, and Alice Tully Hall. He has degrees and diplomas from the Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and The Juilliard School.
Pianist Stephen Buck recently made his Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall debut through Artists International in New York. Currently serving on the faculties of the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase and the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, Mr. Buck was recently awarded his doctoral degree from Yale University where he studied with Peter Frankl. He received a Master of Music degree in 1998 from the University of Michigan, studying with Anton Nel, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 1995, where he studied with Ann Schein at Peabody Conservatory. Mr Buck is co-founder and co-artistic director of AlpenKammerMusik, a summer chamber music festival for amateur musicians in the Austrian Alps, which will hold its 6th session this coming August.
The musicians of Ensemble Argos have a 20-year history of collaboration. Members have performed both solo and chamber music concerts in Austria, Australia, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Panama, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain and across the United States.
In addition to performing works of all combinations from the standard literature, the ensemble is also dedicated to the commissioning and performing of new works that reflect the diversity of the ensemble.
The concert on Nov. 13 is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, and by voluntary contributions from library patrons.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Rt. 22 in Hillsdale, approximately one mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101, or visit the library’s website at www.roejanlibrary.or