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February 20, 2014

Organ Concert


Carriage Towne News

---- — NEWBURYPORT, MA - Works by Nicholas Bruhns, Joseph Rheinberger, and Ralph Vaughan Williams will be performed on Sun., February 23, at 4:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, MA, the second of three concerts in the 2014 Jean C. Wilson Music Series.

“Music for the Organ and Strings” will feature Anatole Wieck on violin, Abraham Ross on cello, and Kevin Birch on organ.

Kevin Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and in South America. Recent highlights include concerts at the International Organ Festivals in Berlin, the Meisterkonzert Series at the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche in Berlin, the 2010 International Artist Series at Boston’s Old West Church, and programs for several national conventions of the Organ Historical Society.

Born in Latvia, Anatole Wieck performs regularly with the recently formed group BOOM (Baroque Orchestra of Maine) and is director of the String Program at MSYM (Maine Summer Youth Music), which takes place each summer at the University of Maine.

Abraham Ross began learning cello at age 12 with Thelma Jean Love and later studied under Marisa Solomon for five years in Bangor. During this time, Ross played in the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra, University of Maine Orchestra, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Maine All State Orchestra. In 2011, he appeared in a master class with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and as a finalist in the BSO’s High School Concerto Competition.

Suggested donations are $20.00, $10.00 for seniors, and free for children and students. For more information about the concert go to www.frsuu.org or call 978-465-0602 x401.