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The Concerts at Camphill Ghent opens new season

Gilbert Kalish.
October 11, 2017 11:51 am

CHATHAM — The Concerts at Camphill Ghent chamber music series celebrates the start of its sixth season with a performance by pianist Gilbert Kalish at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Culture Hall, 2542 Route 66, Chatham. The series Artistic Director is Gili Melamed-Lev.

The program is “Keyboard Partners: Bach/Shostakovich, Chopin/Silver” and features Preludes and Fugues by J.S. Bach and Shostakovich, Sonata in E flat Major by Haydn, Nocturne by Silver, The Alcotts from the Concord Sonata by Ives, In the Mists by Janacek and a collection of Mazurkas and Nocturnes by Chopin.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students and $55 for a family. Season tickets are available for all six shows at a discounted rate. For reservations, call 518-392-2760 or go to

Kalish is a three-time Grammy award nominee and has given solo recitals around the world. He has appeared at many leading festivals including Mostly Mozart in New York, Brighton and Aldeburgh in England and in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kalish has appeared as a guest with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Emerson Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many more. He has been a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and is a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a pioneering new music group that flourished during the 1960s and ‘70s. He has taught at Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase, Tanglewood Music Center and Swarthmore College and has been leading professor and head of performance activities at SUNY Stony Brook since 1970. Kalish has a large discography of more than 100 recordings, encompassing classical repertory, 20th century masterworks and new compositions.

Upcoming concerts are Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. with cellist Inbal Segev, actor John McManus and pianist Melamed-Lev performing “Complementary Eloquence – Words and Tones” with music by Bach, Schumann, Shostakovich and Chopin. “Slavic Influences” will be performed Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. with violinist Joel Pitchon, cellist Volcy Palletier, clarinetist Paul Green and pianist Melamed-Lev.