May 15th, 2022 at 4 p.m.
A Cello & Piano Recital
The next recital at Deerfield Presbyterian will be on Sunday, May 15th at 4:00PM, and will feature Israeli cellist Oded Hadar, who is making his first appearance in the Deerfield Recital Series. He will be accompanied by Evelyn Larter, piano, in a program of music by Bach, Schumann, Brahms and Fauré.
Recipient of the Audience Choice Prize in the prestigious 2015 Aviv Cello Competition, Oded Hadar has performed worldwide as both soloist and chamber musician. He has been the recipient of several major scholarships and prizes internationally and maintained the prestigious “Outstanding Musician” status during his three years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, concertizing across Israel and France as a result. Summer festival appearances include the Perlman Music Program, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Brussels Chamber Music Festival and the Northern Lights Chamber Music Festival among others. As a member of the chamber music ensemble “Manhattan Chamber Players” from 2015 to 2017, Mr. Hadar performed regularly in many of the most prestigious chamber music halls across the US, Israel, and South America, including Carnegie Hall and Tel Aviv Museum.
Born in Tel Aviv, Mr. Hadar began his cello studies at the age of six. After studying at Tel Aviv University with Hillel Zori, he received his Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory, studying with Paul Katz. He now resides in New York City, performing regularly across the US and Israel. Along with his active career as a musician, Mr. Hadar is currently pursuing a master’s Degree in clinical psychology at Columbia University in New York City.
Evelyn Larter has been the Director of Music at Deerfield Presbyterian since 2003. An honors graduate of The Royal Scottish Academy Of Music in concert piano, she is a widely published composer and a regular recitalist on the world’s largest organ at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
There is no charge for the recital: a freewill offering will be received to benefit the recital series. The church is located at 530 Old Deerfield Pike, Deerfield Street, and is handicap accessible.
March 18th, 2022 at 7 p.m.
A Flute and Piano Recital
The next recital in the current series at Deerfield Presbyterian will be on Friday, March 18th at 7:00 PM with Megan Emigh Carroll, flute, and Graeme Burgan, piano. Their program will include music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and other composers.
Megan Emigh Carroll is a prizewinner of some of the world’s most prestigious flute competitions, including the 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition and the 2008 Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition, and has soloed with such orchestras as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Kobe City Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre National d’Île-de-France. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television by Radio France, NPR, NBC and other local stations. Most recently, Megan was featured in concert and interview on the radio program “Music Makers of Philadelphia” produced by Jim Cotter and WHYY. Megan graduated from the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division and Basel Musik Akademie with honors. She is an adjunct faculty member of Rutgers and Cairn Universities and a passionate teacher and educator.
A native of Australia, Graeme Burgan is an exciting and versatile pianist working within opera, chamber music, musical theatre and jazz. He has performed at events including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Lieder Society, the Melbourne Recital Center, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Friday Musicale in Jacksonville and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around program. Graeme is a faculty member of Cairn University and Moravian College; he is also the Executive Director of Csehy Summer School of Music.
There is no charge for the recital – a freewill offering will be received to benefit the recital series. A Meet-The Artists reception will follow. The church, located at 530 Old Deerfield Pike, Deerfield Street, is handicap accessible.
December 5, 2021 at 7 p.m.
A Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, and Piano Recital
The next recital at Deerfield Presbyterian will be on Sunday, December 5th at 7:00PM, and will feature Priscilla Wortman, mezzo soprano, Luke Norvell, tenor, and Evelyn Larter, piano.
More information coming soon.
October 10, 2021 at 4 p.m.
A Violin and Organ Recital
The next recital at Deerfield Presbyterian will be on Sunday, October 10th at 4:00PM, and will feature Andrew Stump, violin, and Aaron Patterson, organ.
Our recital series begins with two young students from the famous Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Andrew Stump hails from Woodbridge, Virginia, and studies French horn. He is also a highly skilled violinist. A Philadelphia native, Aaron Patterson is in his third year of organ studies with Alan Morrison; he is an assistant Wanamaker Grand Court organist, and also assistant organist at Tenth Presbyterian Church.
There is no charge for the recital: a freewill offering will be received to benefit the recital series. The church is located at 530 Old Deerfield Pike, Deerfield Street; the sanctuary is handicap accessible.
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).