Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Concert: Tony Lu and Christopher Lewis

Join us in the carriage barn for the first concert of the season! Tickets are pay-what-you-will. 

Tony Lu was born in Wuhan, China in 1997. He started learning and playing the piano at age 5 and due to his visual impairment, Tony has always learned music by ear. In 2013 he moved to the US to study in St. Louis, Missouri. Tony joined the Webster University Chamber Music Preparatory Program in 2014 and performed numerous piano chamber works until he graduated in 2015. In the same year, he won the Alton Symphony Orchestra concerto competition and performed the Mozart piano concerto in D minor. He also got the second place of the Chicago Young Artist Chamber Music Competition with his chamber music collaborators. In addition, Tony had a successful performance at his high school senior recital, in which he performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Tony started studying at Bennington College in 2015. His concentrations are Mathematics, History and Piano performance. Tony has worked closely and performed with many Bennington College faculty including Christopher Lewis, Yoshiko Sato, Joan Forsyth, Bruce Williamson, Nathaniel Parke, Kaori Washiyama, John Kirk and Allen Shawn. Tony also works as a piano tutor and accompanist helping students in the music department. Together, Tony performed piano duet music, chamber music and concertos with faculty and students, in many venues, on and off campus, including with Sage City Symphony and Third Street Music School in New York City.  Tony is currently offering a lecture series on the subject of western classical music history and music appreciation in Spring 2018. These lectures are going to be organized based on the historical contexts and the applications of performance practice, throughout the whole term of Spring 2018 and open to the public. In addition, Tony is also an active faculty member of Sonata International Piano Camp and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp in Bennington, Vermont. Tony is hoping to continue studying in Piano performance and history at graduate school, as well as pursuing in the field of performing and education in the future.

Christopher Lewis has taught and performed throughout the U.S., Italy and British Columbia. He has given concerts in such major venues as Carnegie, Weill, and Alice Tully Halls (NYC); Orchestra Hall (Detroit); Empire State Performing Arts Center (Albany); Southern Vermont Arts Center; and the Bennington Center for the Arts. Christopher Lewis is a prizewinner of the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetitzky Society. He has held faculty positions at New York University as well as several private schools in New York City and since fall, 2010 has been an instructor at Bennington College.

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Concert: Yoshiko Sato and Christopher Lewis

Tickets are pay-what-you-will.

Pianist Yoshiko Sato studied in Keio University in Tokyo, at The Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in France.  

Ms. Sato has given recitals in Japan, the United States, France, and Switzerland, and has appeared as soloist with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra de Cambra de L'Emporda in Spain, the Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and with the Sage City Symphony. Over the years she has also won numerous prizes in piano competitions in Europe and in the United States.

In 2009 Ms. Sato and Tenor Thomas Bogdan released a recording of Hungarian Folk Song settings by Bartok and Kodaly. Sato's recordings of Allen Shawn's Childhood Scenes, and Nocturne for Y can be heard on CDs from Albany Records. In 2014 she performed  Childhood Scenes as well as Shawn's Jazz Prelude No. 2 for the Antonia Franceschi Dance Company at the Ailey Center in New York City and in performances on the island of Malta. In Fall, 2015, she and her colleague pianist Christopher Lewis embarked on a concert series devoted to the complete piano Sonatas of Beethoven, with the performances taking place at Bennington College and at venues in the surrounding Bennington community, including The Bennington Museum, Park McCullough House, Oldcastle Theater and The Bennington center for the Arts.

Since 1999, Yoshiko Sato has been a piano teacher and staff accompanist in the music program at Bennington College.

 

Christopher Lewis has taught and performed throughout the U.S., Italy and British Columbia. He has given concerts in such major venues as Carnegie, Weill, and Alice Tully Halls (NYC); Orchestra Hall (Detroit); Empire State Performing Arts Center (Albany); Southern Vermont Arts Center; and the Bennington Center for the Arts. Christopher Lewis is a prizewinner of the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetitzky Society. He has held faculty positions at New York University as well as several private schools in New York City and since fall, 2010 has been an instructor at Bennington College.

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Day: FREE ADMISSION

Spring is coming! We will be having our annual opening day festivities, including free admission to the house, raffle, refreshments and more! 

Can't make it on the 26th? No problem, our regular hours begin the very next day. We will be open Fridays 10-2, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4 through Columbus Day weekend.

For more information on visiting Park-McCullough, click here. 

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: The Men o' War Balladeers

Tickets are suggested a donation of $10 per person/$20 per family.

“Celtic/Irish ballads both old and new. They are sweet and delightful.” - Bob Warren, Greenwich, NY based singer-songwriter. 

The Men o’ War Balladeers are a traditional music band and vocal group based in Cambridge, NY. Its five teen members have been singing traditional North American and Celtic ballots across upstate New York since 2016. With a cappella focused repertoire ranging from room-filling, five-voice sea shanties to delicate, solo love ballads, they perform at assisted living, breweries, churches, libraries and concert halls. 

In January, 2018 The Balladeers released Rise with the Moon, an eleven-sons studio album recorded at KBW Music’s Studio B in Greenwich, NY. The album was produced by Kristopher Ross. 

CD's will be available for purchase.

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Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Membership Cocktails and Annual Meeting - Sunday, August 26th

All Park-McCullough House members are invited to the annual cocktail party and annual meeting. Enjoy a cocktail, served by Thyme Tables catering and learn about how your membership directly benefited Park-McCullough during the 2018 season. 

Please RSVP to 802-442-5441 or info@parkmccullough.org

Not a member but interested in becoming one? Click here. 

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