June 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.
An Afternoon of Song
The next recital at Deerfield Presbyterian will be on Sunday, June 6th at 4:00PM, and will feature Branch Fields, bass, and Paul Jones, piano, both making return visits to the recital series. Branch Fields has been engaged throughout North America and beyond in opera, musical theater, and concert. 2020 began with a musical theater showcase tour of Europe with Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, partnering with churches in Krakow, Vienna, and Munich to do outreach concerts. He was bass soloist in Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Carmel Symphony (IN) and Gulf Coast Symphony in Fort Myers. On March 7th he was a guest artist for the Lackey Clinic’s 25th Anniversary Banquet, which raised $250,000 that night to serve people who can’t afford healthcare. Engagements are starting to return now, and Branch will be performing with the Charlottesville Opera in their Broadway in the Park concerts on June 10th and 11th and with Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut, who are planning to open their season in September with South Pacific.
Canadian pianist and conductor, Paul Jones, has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a performer, university professor, and church musician over the past 25 years. His graduate degrees in piano and conducting are from Indiana University where he was a doctoral conducting fellow and studied piano with Menahem Pressler. Prior piano teachers included Edward Auer, Martin Canin and Samuel Hsu. Dr. Jones has served four universities and seven churches, has written two books on church music, composed 200+ compositions, recorded eleven albums, performed in 14 countries, and accompanied eight Metropolitan Opera stars as well as many top-tier orchestral soloists.
There is no charge for the recital: a freewill offering will be received to benefit the recital series. Due to social distancing requirements, seating is limited. Please email DeerfieldRSVP@gmail.com to reserve your seat(s). The church is located at 530 Old Deerfield Pike, Deerfield Street; the sanctuary is handicap accessible.
April 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Recital Series Returns To Deerfield Presbyterian Church
The long-running recital series at Deerfield Presbyterian, suspended for the last year, will resume on Sunday, April 18th at 4:00PM. The guest artists will be The Harvey String Duo from Philadelphia.
Cassia Harvey, cello, and Myanna Harvey, violin, have played and performed together since childhood. Theirs is a partnership that spans teaching, writing, publishing, and playing. Myanna and Cassia have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and the Philadelphia Academy of Music. They have also performed at such venues as the Reading Public Museum, the German Society of Pennsylvania, the Trinity Center for Urban Life, the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and at the Bournemouth International Music Festival, where they won first prize. Myanna’s playing is featured on the CD release Duos and Trios from Four Centuries, and Cassia is playing on The Russian Cello: Rare Treasures from Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. They have written and published over two hundred books for strings and have sold upwards of 55,000 books to customers in over 50 countries. They maintain active teaching studios. Their program at Deerfield will include classical, sacred, folk and popular music; they will be joined at the piano by Evelyn R. Larter, the church’s director of music, for a few selections. Learn more about the artists at www.theharveystringduo.com.
There is no charge for the recital – a freewill offering will be received to benefit the recital series. Due to social distancing requirements, seating in limited. Please email DeerfieldRSVP@gmail.com to reserve your seat(s).