Saturday, April 14, 2018

Concerts at the Church: Romantic Masters and their Muses

International pianist, ROBYN CARMICHAEL, performs an afternoon recital at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm,  of Baroque, Classical and Romantic masterpieces by Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Peter Tchaikovsky, and featuring the monumental Symphonic Etudes by Robert Schumann. For a preview of her playing, please visit Ms. Carmichael’s website at

Carmichael’s distinctive style has defined her concerts in the U.S. and Europe. Her past season included West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, a radio interview on Berkeley’s KPFA-FM “Piano” program, and a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff.

Her new 2018 season features East Coast and West Coast tours with all-Russian and all-Romantic recitals, including the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations, a unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa.

Carmichael was honored to have a composition, entitled “Summer Idyll” written for her by the late New York composer Meyer Kupferman. In addition to numerous radio and TV appearances, she has played chamber music with former Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, and with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Carmichael was invited to play Stravinsky”s “Sacre du Printempts,” honoring the composer’s 100th birthday at the International Stravinsky Symposium.

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door
First United Methodist Church of Hillsdale
State Highway 23 and State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529
Presented by Cheryl Jones, Music Director
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community.