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The Concerts at Camphill Ghent Features Bard Conservatory of Music Students

May 4, 2018 09:43 am

CHATHAM – The Concerts at Camphill Ghent’s final performance of the 2017-18 season, “Chamber Music’s Twin Peak,” highlights students and faculty from the Bard Conservatory of Music in the Culture Hall at 2542 Route 66 here on May 5 at 3 p.m.

The concert features Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major K.452 and Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major D. 956 or The Cello Quintet. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and free for students. For reservations, call (518) 392-2760 or go to and click on concert information.

Featured musicians are Robert Martin, cellist and Conservatory director; Gili Melamed-Lev, pianist and concert series artistic director; and students Amy Cassiere, oboe; Jingyu Mao, clarinet; Gabrielle Hartman, bassoon; Liri Ronen, French horn; Xinran Li, violin; Zongheng Zhang, violin; Weilan Li, viola; and Nathan Matsubara, cello.

A reception with the artists follows the performance.

In addition to his work as Bard Conservatory of Music director and vice president for academic affairs, cellist Martin is also a professor of philosophy and music at Bard College. He is the co-artistic director of the Bard Music Festival and cellist of the Bard Festival Quartet.

Recognized as one of the finest conservatories in the United States, the Bard College Conservatory of Music was founded in 2005. It is guided by the principle that young musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences to achieve their greatest potential. All undergraduates complete two degrees over a five-year period: a bachelor of music and a bachelor of arts in a field other than music.

Camphill Ghent is a nonprofit community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors over age 55. Its mission is to care for and celebrate the special strengths and needs of individuals in their elder years. Tours of the residential community are available by calling (518) 392-2760.