The best in classical music will fill Bethany Seminary’s Nicarry Chapel in early 2019 through the Seminary’s new partnership with the Richmond (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra. Bethany and the RSO announce The Recital Series, a collaborative performance series that is free and open to the public.
The Recital Series will feature musicians from RSO in three performances, including a string quartet, a brass ensemble, and a woodwind ensemble. Concerts will be performed at Bethany Seminary in Nicarry Chapel. With its natural elements of stone, brick, and wood, the chapel is known for being a welcoming, intimate space with great acoustics. The free Sunday concerts are scheduled for January 20, February 10, and March 24 at 4:00 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged by calling 765-966-5181. Light refreshments will be served.
“Music has a way of touching the heart and eliciting thought and feeling that is beyond simple words and, at times, spiritual,” says Jeff Carter, president of Bethany. “The Seminary is honored to join the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in presenting this special series in Nicarry Chapel. The chapel was designed for music, and to host such a quality program is a true honor. We are happy to provide these free recitals as we seek to serve our neighbors and highlight the gifts and graces of our broader community.”
Bethany welcomes the Swenson String Quartet for the initial January 20 recital. Founder Christina Coletta, assistant principal cello of the Dayton Philharmonic, is joined by core member Belinda Reuning Burge, principal viola of the Richmond Symphony and her chamber music “partner in crime” for the last fifteen years. They will be joined by two very special guests to round out the quartet for this event: Jacqueline Kitzmiller, assistant concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony, and Jennifer Reuning Myers, member of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra in Cooperstown, New York. The Swenson String Quartet’s mission is to make chamber music accessible to all, strive to reach audiences outside the Cincinnati Metro area, and present their programs in an informal, relaxing, and sometimes humorous way. The ensemble will play works by Gershwin, Beethoven, and Schubert.
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