Thursday, October 22, 2009

Washington College 2009-2010 Concert Series Continues With Lute Recital By Richard Stone

CHESTERTOWN – The 58th season of the Washington College Concert Series continues with a performance by lutenist Richard Stone in Hotchkiss Recital Hall on Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m.

Stone has performed worldwide as a soloist and accompanist. The New York Times called his playing “beautiful” and “lustrously melancholy,” while the Washington Post described it as having “the energy of a rock solo and the craft of a classical cadenza.”
Stone recently completed a two-season nationwide solo tour performing the Bach lute suites.

The founder and co-director of the Philadelphia baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare, Stone studied lute at SUNY Purchase and as a Fulbright Scholar at London’s Guildhall School. He is an instructor of baroque lute and theorbo (a type of lute with an extended neck) at the Peabody Conservatory.

The 2009-2010 Washington College Concert Series will continue with performances by the Gemini Piano Trio in Decker Theatre on January 23, the Lyric Brass Quintet on February 27 and pianist Inna Faliks on March 28.

Season tickets are available in advance or at the box office on performance nights. Single admission tickets, available at the box office, are $15 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and under. Hotchkiss Recital Hall is located in Washington College’s new Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts. For more information, call 410/778-7839.

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