Summer Concert Series -2017
The concerts are made possible by the generous tax-deductible contributions of a community of supporters and freewill contributions at each concert.
Matthew Griswold, Piano
Friday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Winner, first prize at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and first prize in the coveted Arthur Dann Piano Competition at his alma mater, Oberlin Conservatory. He serves on the piano faculty at the Bronx Conservatory of Music, where he is committed to bringing art music to new audiences. He is completing his Masters of Music at the Mannes College of Music in New York City.
Greg Zelek, Organ
Friday, July 14, 7:30 pm
A prizewinner in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival; organist in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Faust, chosen by The Diapason magazine as one of the top “20 Under 30” organists in 2016; and currently pursuing an Artist Diploma as a student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School.
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Internationally recognized for her artistry and captivating stage presence, Ms. Zetlan has been seen and heard on opera and concert stages worldwide, as well as recital venues and on Broadway. She has debuted on stages including the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera, has performed with the New York Philharmonic, and has been heard in recital at Carnegie Hall.
Reed Tetzloff, Piano
Friday, August 11, 7:30 pm
Reed Tetzloff has appeared as a recitalist concerto soloist on three continents. He has won several prizes at international piano competitions. In 2012 he made his Lincoln Center debut with the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall and his New York solo recital debut at Merkin Hall.
The Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the 28-voice, highly select, mixed choir from BGSU! Consisting principally of juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in music, the Chorale engages audiences with authentic and conscientious performances of sophisticated and exceptional music, seeking to connect to listeners intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. These college-age men and women sing with skill and heart!
The concert will include sacred and secular music that runs the gamut from a Byrd motet to vocal jazz, from impassioned Brahms part songs to enchanting Debussy chansons, and from atmospheric pieces by Messiaen, Lundvik, and Whitacre to an exuberant love song by Finzi.
Free admission. A free will offering will help defray costs.
Romantic Expressions ~ Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00pm at Messiah Lutheran Church
Let yourself slip classically into a Valentine’s Day’s frame of mind by attending a superb concert featuring Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré. Enchanting us with this music will be Russian violinist Larisa Elisha, accompanied by Karla Rocker on piano. There will be an informal reception of wine and chocolate after the concert.
(For additional information click the coming events tab, or click on the February Newsletter on our Home Page)
We’re all finished for the 2016 season. Read on to experience a taste of this past summer concert series line up.
SUMMER CONCERTS AT MESSIAH – Begins MAY 13, 2016 FRIDAY AT 7:30PM
This 2016 season marks the 15th year that Messiah Lutheran will offer the community a summer series of concerts. Concert goers can count on hearing a superb lineup of professional artists, many of them established and recognized artists, while others are up and coming young artists who have won top prizes in major musical competitions.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 – Alexander Kobrin, Winner, 12th Van Cliburn Competition Program: R. Schumann, Variations on the theme by Clara Wieck op.14 ( from Third Piano Sonata); J. Brahms, Sonata n 2 F sharp minor; F. Schubert, Sonata B flat major D960
Friday, June 10 – The Charlestones, a male quartet of professional musicians from Charleston, SC. Their program will be a smattering of everything from early polyphony to show tunes, pop tunes and even barbershop thrown in for good measure. This should be a very fun concert!
Friday, July 8 “Rising Star Concert” – Elisabeth Tsai, a 17 year old student of Alexander Kobrin. She has placed in the Hilton Head Piano Competition. Program expected to be R. Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12; J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major,BWV 825.
Friday, August 12 Joseph Pramberger Memorial Concert – Henry Kramer, performances have been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” by The New York Times. He was a top prizewinner in the 2010 8th National Chopin Competition andthe 2011 Montreal International Music Competition, and the 6th China Shanghai International Piano Competition.