Music Ministry Concerts / Events


For general information about any of the programs listed below, please contact Heather Ellison, Administrative Assistant for the Music Ministry, at or 404-842-5846

2015 Concert Series       

Upcoming Events



 
REFLECTION, BRILLIANCE AND PASSION: September 11
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM - Kellett Chapel
Reflection, Brilliance and Passion
Friday, September 11
7:30pm Kellett Chapel
Tickets $20.00

Vega String Quartet
featuring pianist Andrew Bayles

Music for this observance of September 11 will be full of chamber music, worthy of remembering. We are featuring the Vega String Quartet, currently in residence at Emory University, along with Peachtree's own Andrew Bayles.

Concert repertoire includes:
• Dohnanyi Quintet in C minor Op. 1
• Chopin Cello Sonata Op. 65 (Largo)
• Brahms Sonata in G major Op. 78 for Violin and Piano
• Barber Adagio for Strings
• Ellington “Single Petal of a Rose”
• Brubeck “Blue Rondo ala Turk”

The Vega String Quartet is creating and cultivating a new generation of passionate and educated chamber music lovers. The New York Times raved that their "playing that had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along...the musicians took real risks in their music making..." and the Los Angeles Times praised their "triumphant L.A. debut". The quartet has toured throughout Asia, Europe and North America and performed in major cities such as Brussels, Cologne, London, New York, Mexico City, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and Vancouver; major venues including Weill Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic and Duke Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

STEINWAY SOCIETY: COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel STEINWAY SOCIETY: COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL
Sunday, September 20 at 4:00pm (Kellett Chapel)
This concert is free and open to the public

Peachtree is delighted to host the annual Steinway Scholarship recital, in which the Steinway Society of Atlanta presents financial awards to four of Georgia’s collegiate piano students, who are the finalist/winners of the Steinway competition. These students represent the excellence of both individual passion and institutional vision. Join us for a remarkable afternoon of music, and stay for a reception to meet the artists!

ATLANTA HARP SOUND
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel

THE ATLANTA HARP SOUND
presents "Broadway or Bust" with Special Guest Jayme Alilaw, soprano
Sunday September 27 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel
Tickets $10.00

The Atlanta Harp Center (AHC) Harp Sound was started in 2012 with the goal of providing an opportunity for harpists to get together in the evening and make music in a convivial atmosphere. So many accomplished, professional, players were interested in joining the group that Atlanta Harp Sound offers something rare and exciting--the full sound of NINE HARPS, expertly played, in beautiful harmony.

Please join us and hear the harp like you've never heard it before! Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Past Events



FRANKLIN POND CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM - Kellett Chapel

The students and faculty of Franklin Pond Chamber Music will present a chamber music concert with a reception to follow afterward. The concert is free and open to the public.

Franklin Pond is a summer chamber music program for dedicated, pre-college string players, designed to provide its students intense musical training through considerable personal attention from an outstanding professional faculty, who are all players with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The last piece on the program is a surprise. Come find out what it is. We guarantee you will LOVE it!

For more information go to www.franklinpond.org or call 404-252-3479.

Please join us for this outstanding afternoon of music!

ADRIAN ROMOFF, PIANO
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel



Adrian Romoff, piano in Recital
This concert is free and open to the public

Featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and more.

Adrian Romoff, age 10, is known for his wonderful, gregarious personality, and he lights up the stage as one of the youngest virtuosos of his generation. Adrian discovered his love of playing piano at age 4, learning under the careful eye of his mother and teacher, Olga Romoff. He played his first concert in December 2009, at the age of five in Pittsburgh. Since then, he has played countless public concerts and recitals, winning dozens of awards and special recognitions, appearing on national TV programs such as America’s Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres and Queen Latifah shows, as well as the film Anchorman 2. Alongside his Hollywood appearances, Adrian has performed three times in Carnegie Hall. When Adrian was nine years old he was accepted into The Julliard School of Music.

In May 2015, Adrian was invited to perform as a child star in the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night. He was the First Prize winner of the 2013 Romantic Festival Competition. In September 2011, Adrian won Outstanding Prize at the Sonata Competition in Atlanta. He also won the Superior Plus Prize, receiving both a diploma and a medal, at the Sonata Competition in Athens, Georgia, in October 2011. In March 2013, Adrian flew to Germany, to participate in the ClaviCologne Festival and Piano Competition. He was the First Prize winner of the Liszt Competition. He has studied with music professors at leading conservatories throughout the world. In Atlanta he has been the student of Dr. Nancy Elton and Olga Steinberg. At The Julliard School, Adrian has been studying under Dr. V. Kaplinsky and Hellen Huang.

Adrian has finished his junior year in high school with a 4.0 GPA while participating in dual enrollment at Point University. He is fluent in Russian and proficient in French, and he is on track to graduate high school in June 2016.

SUMMER VOICE WORKSHOPS
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Peachtree Music Ministry presents

SUMMER VOICE WORKSHOP FOR MEN
and
SUMMER VOICE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

Wednesday nights, June 17-July 22 (excluding July 1)
6:00-7:00pm MEN
7:00-8:00pm WOMEN

Room 4403 directly above the Gym

Instructors: Nathan Munson (men)
Stephanie Adrian (women)

Cost: $250 per participant
Individual voice lessons are also available at additional fee.

A wonderful summer endeavor - - one workshop for men’s voices and one for women’s voices - - simultaneously! Peachtree’s 2015 Summer Music Workshop is focused on voice technique for interested adult singers, including posture, breathing and the application of the soloist’s approach to choir music. You will learn basic exercises that are easy to do while learning how to transfer these skills into musical performance. Each participant's understanding of the how-to's of singing will increase the quality and enjoyment of singing in a choir!

Both these groups will offer two songs during a Sunday worship service toward the end of the summer.

About our instructors:

Tenor Nathan Munson has been praised for his vocal beauty and is a versatile presence on the operatic and concert stages. He has performed principal roles with the Atlanta Opera, Opera Piccola, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera North, and Sarasota Opera. He will return to Hawaii next year in a production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. As a concert performer, he has been a featured soloist with the Kalamazoo, Helena, and Bryan Symphony Orchestras. In Atlanta, Mr. Munson has been a guest artist with the Atlanta Sacred Chorale, Michael O'Neal Singers, Atlanta Chamber Players, Georgia Tech, the Atlanta Choral Guild and serves as a staff singer at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. He made his Carnegie Hall debut this Spring in a performance of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.

Stephanie Adrian joined the voice faculty at Emory University in 2011. She has also held posts at The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and Kenyon College. As a guest clinician, she leads master classes for the Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute and enjoys giving pre-opera lectures for Atlanta Opera main stage productions. A former Young Artist at Opera North, Adrian’s operatic repertoire spans contemporary American heroines including Susannah, Abigail, and Rosina, and those in light opera such as Hannah, Mabel, and Aline. Her concert work includes Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.


7th ANNUAL AMERICAN POPS CONCERT
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Sanctuary Sunday, June 14
American Pops Concert (Sanctuary)
4:00-6:00pm in the Sanctuary

Join us for our 7th Annual American Pops Concert, featuring Peachtree musicians and special guests from around the city. This concert has something for EVERYONE; music for choirs, soloists, handbells, organ and orchestra, patriotic favorites, Broadway classics, and PLENTY of audience participation, including a musical salute to our men and women serving in the US Armed Forces.

This concert is FREE and open to the public, and a free-will offering will be taken for the Peachtree Music Ministry. Nursery is available for children 5 and under. Invite your friends to this “not to be missed” event - - and be SURE to join us after the concert for ice cream treats on the lawn!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
• The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir, Trey Clegg, conductor
• Atlanta’s New Creation Chorale, Tony Thompson, conductor
• Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, Juan Ramirez, conductor

Plus featured young artists:
• Stephen McCluskey, baritone
• Sean Savage, tenor
• Adrian Romoff, piano
• Returning pianist Yannie Tan
...and many more!

ALEX WASSERMAN, pianist
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Kellett Chapel
ALEX WASSERMAN, pianist
Sunday, May 31 at 7:00pm
Kellett Chapel
Tickets $20.00


Program:

Sonata in B-Flat Major D.960 - Franz Schubert
1. Molto Moderato
2. Andante Sostenuto
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza - trio
4. Allegro ma non troppo - presto

Intermission

Sonata in B minor - Franz Liszt

Hailed as a “sensitive and sophisticated artist,” pianist Alexander Wasserman is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most engaging performers of his generation. A recent prize winner of the Bauru/Atlanta piano competition, Dr. Wasserman maintains an active concert schedule, with recent recital performances in the cities of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, La Jolla, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Santa Barbara.

His performances have frequently been broadcast on television and classical radio stations, including Atlanta’s NPR affiliate WABE 90.1 Chicago’s WFMT 98.7 FM, and Los Angeles’ KUSC 91.5.As a concerto soloist, Dr. Wasserman has appeared with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic (CA), the New Valley Symphony (CA), the Suburban Symphony (OH), the Parma Symphony (OH), and with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra. Recent and upcoming performances include concertos by Beethoven, Grieg, Liszt, Rachmaninov, and Tchaikovsky.

A committed chamber musician, he regularly appears with some of the most preeminent musicians in the United States. His performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet with the Atlanta Chamber Players in the fall of 2012 led to an immediate re-engagement and performance of Brahms’ C Major Piano Trio later that season.

Equally dedicated to the education of emerging talent, Dr. Wasserman serves on the music faculty at Reinhardt University (GA), and in the preparatory department at Clayton State University (GA). He maintains a private piano studio in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Wasserman currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Jessica Oudin, a member of the Atlanta Symphony viola section.

CELEBRATING GRACE: INSPIRE! A CHOIR FESTIVAL FOR SENIORS
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:00 PM - Sanctuary

Celebrating Grace: INSPIRE!
A Senior Adult Choir Festival
Thursday and Friday April 9-10, 2015

Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Mary Hoffman, conductor
Andy Bayles, pianist


400 grand adult singers and two days of joyous music-making, right after Easter - - what could be better?? Sponsored by Celebrating Grace, this choir festival will feature all senior adults working through 4 rehearsals in preparation for one wonderful concert. Peachtree’s Director of Music, Mary Hoffman, will conduct all the workshops and the culminating concert.

Thursday, April 9:
2:00pm Registration in the Williams Center
2:30 Welcome and Guest Choir performance (Sanctuary)
3:00 Choir Rehearsal (1)
4:30 Break
5:15 Choir Rehearsal (2)
6:00 Supper at the church
7:00 Devotion and Guest Choir concert
7:30 Choir Rehearsal (3)
8:30 Guest Entertainment

Friday April 10:
8:30am Coffee and continental fare
9:00 Devotion and Guest Concert
9:30 Rehearsal in Sanctuary
10:30 Break
11:00 CONCERT (Sanctuary)


To register: Go to http://www.celebrating-grace.com/festival

Cost is $40.00 per person, including dinner on Thursday night.

For more information or to register your choir now, contact the Music Ministry at heathere@peachtreepres.org or contact Bob Burroughs, Event Coordinator for Celebrating Grace at bobburroughs@icloud.com

GEORGIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS: THE MAJESTY OF BRAHMS
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4pm
Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary Season, the Georgian Chamber Players
presents "The Majesty of Brahms"

Program includes:
-Sonata in D Major for Piano Duet by Mozart
-Vocalise for piano duet by Rachmaninov
-La Valse for piano duet by Ravel
-Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and String Quartet by Brahms

Featuring performers Laura Ardan, David Coucheron, Julie Coucheron, Reid Harris, Elizabeth Pridgen, Christopher Rex, and Ji in Yang.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the performance and includes a reception to meet the performers after the concert.

Cash or check: $10 for students, $20 for adults
Credit card: $11 for students, $22 for adults

For more information, please visit georgianchamberplayers.org.

COLLEGE CHOIRS: MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY AND REINHARDT UNIVERSITY CHOIRS, in concert together!
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Sanctuary

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CHOIR IN CONCERT

The University Choir from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, will perform as part of its annual winter tour, showcasing its reputation for innovative programming and tonal variety with repertoire spanning five centuries.

The Choir owns an extensive touring history that includes performances in Scandinavia, Russia, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, China, Taiwan, England, and the Baltic region. Additionally the Choir has seven CDs to its credit, including the live recordings of the annual Vespers at Millikin, a tradition that attracts nearly 7,000 attendees. Their recent appearance at the National Convention of the American Choral Director’s Association garnered new attention to the Choir’s dynamic performing style.

The University Choir is under the direction of Dr. Bradley Holmes, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies. He has led the choir since 1991.

Georgia's own Reinhardt University Choir, from Waleska and under the direction of legendary conductor Dr. Martha Shaw, will be joining Millikin for this very special combined choir event.

Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased here:

For more information, contact the Peachtree Music Ministry at heathere@peachtreepres.org