The Friends of Music present the concert on November 20 | Newspaper


The Friends of Music will present a concert by the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra in Shepherdstown on November 20.

The concert will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.

Entitled “Looking Bach-Wards”, it will present three works: Grieg’s “Holberg Suite”, Bach’s “Concerto in C minor” for violin and oboe and “Souvenir de Florence” by Tchaikovsky.

The artists featured for the Bach Concerto will be violinist Heather Austin-Stone and oboeist Noelle Drewes.

The orchestra’s musical director, Jed Gaylin, will conduct.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $ 35 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the Friends website at, by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at church on the evening of spectacle. Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

Describing the concert program, Gaylin said: “This is an extremely rich program of energetic music with great sweep and melting lyricism. Grieg’s work references a lively 18th century feel that begins with a gallop. It ends with a folkloric play featuring the solo violin and viola. Intertwined are movements with great melody. Bach’s “Violin and Oboe Concerto” accentuates the rich and deep color palette of these two instruments . The lines intertwine in something resembling a shimmering vocal duet. The middle movement is particularly powerful in its beauty. Tchaikovsky’s memory of his stay in Florence captures both the fiery virtuosity of Italian stringed instruments, as well as the cantabile of the country where the opera was born.

Les Amis de la musique is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra was established by the Friends in 2007 and held their first concert in the fall of 2008. Gaylin has been Music Director since 2012. He is also Music Director of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore and the Bay Atlantic Symphony in New York. Jersey, and he is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Cape May Music Festival.

This season’s Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concerts are again presented with generous financial support from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the West Virginia Arts Commission approval.

Full information on the Friends, the Orchestra and the concert season is available at

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