Sunday Concert Series announced
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Sep. 16, 2011
The South Windsor Cultural Arts has announced the programing for its 31st season of the Sunday Concert Series, most of which are hosted at the Wood Memorial Library.
Sheryl O’Connor, president of the South Windsor Cultural Arts, explained that over the years, the Sunday Concert Series has gained a reputation among musicians both for the quality of the programming and for the intimate setting at the Wood Library. “A lot of music was written for the more intimate environment,” noted O’Connor, in that the venue is more like a person’s home, rather than a large concert hall. The musicians enjoy the closeness of the audience and being able to talk about the pieces played, she said.
Speaking about the Oct. 2 concert by pianist Tanya Bannister, O’Connor said, “She’s covering the entire gambit,” from Beethoven and Chopin, to modern French composers, to Rachmaninoff and Spanish pieces.
O’Connor is especially enthusiastic about the Oct. 23 performance by the Cassatt String Quartet, because they will be playing one piece written specifically for them, and the composer will also be present to talk about her inspiration. “That’s going to be a really exciting program,” said O’Connor. Due to the larger number of musicians, this concert will be held at the First Congregational Church, located at 993 Main St., in South Windsor. “It’s a perfect venue,” noted O’Connor. “It’s still small.”
The complete schedule for the South Windsor Cultural Arts’ Sunday Concert Series can be viewed on the website for the Wood Memorial Library at woodmemoriallibrary.org.