The 41st annual season of the Robbie Collomore Music Series begins in October. Four Sunday afternoon concerts featuring internationally recognized musicians are scheduled. in the Chester Meeting House, and season subscriptions may be purchased now.
The Collomore Committee carefully selects two classical and two non-classical performers for each season. Speaking for the committee, chairman Martin Nadel said, “Whatever kind of music it is, we want it to be the very best of its type. People have told me even if they don’t know anything about the group or the music they are playing, they come to the concerts because they trust the kind of groups we select.”
On Oct. 12, young violinist Sean Lee, whose performances have been described by the New York Times as “breathtakingly beautiful,” will perform, accompanied by pianist Peter Dugan. Lee, a new member of the faculty of the Juilliard School, has been broadcast live by WGBH (Boston) and WQXR (New York).
Six-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so” by Vanity Fair magazine, will bring his trio to the Meeting House stage on Nov. 23. Hersch has collaborated with an astonishing range of instrumentalists and vocalists throughout worlds of jazz (Joe Henderson, Stan Getz and Bill Frisell); classical (Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Christopher O’Riley); and Broadway (Audra McDonald).
Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur bring the blues to the Meeting House on April 12, followed by the Chiara String Quartet on May 10.
Subscriptions can be purchased now for the season. A subscription to all four concerts is just $72 (that’s four concerts for the price of three). Individual concert tickets cost $24. For students from elementary through graduate school, a subscription for the four concerts is just $15. A student ticket for just one concert is $5. Information is at collomoreconcerts.org or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also pick up information at the Community Table at the Chester Sunday Market on Sunday, Sept. 7.