Beautiful Music Indoors and Out

To honor the gorgeous landscape of the Hudson Valley, Jazz and Classics for Change will hold a concert of chamber music in a 19th century barn in Germantown on Saturday, May 20th beginning at 4PM. The music, selected to be beautiful and joyful, includes Dvorak, Seth Grosshandler and Kodaly. For tickets go to

HUDSON – Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev, co-founder of Jazz and Classics for Change, starts each season by assembling a stellar group of musicians for each concert. Often, she works with Eugene Drucker from the Emerson String Quartet and professionals affiliated with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of the classical industry’s most sought after sources.

For this Saturday’s presentation, Melamed-Lev will be joining St. Luke’s colleagues and others to present what she anticipates will be a beautiful and joyful concert. “Dvorak’s Piano Quintet is one of the great masterpieces of chamber music repertoire,” the pianist explains. “No less than Johannes Brahms was a fan of his work. Then we’ve selected an Intermezzo by Kodaly. And finally, a contemporary composition by Seth Grosshandler – a sonata for violin and piano that he wrote during the pandemic.” The ensemble includes Krista Benion Feeney – violin, Anthony Bracewell – violin, David Cerutti – viola, Sarafim Smigelskiy – cello and Melamed-Lev.

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