A Little Night Music Concert Series
We have a terrific line up of concerts for our 2016-2017 Season! Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Doors open one hour before each concert for a reception for the latest exhibit in The Gallery at CMS. Guests are invited to stroll through the gallery and enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese prior to the concert.
Astral Artist, Henry Kramer, piano – Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
As the winner of The Juilliard School’s 2015 William Petschek Award, Henry Kramer recently debuted in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. A top prizewinner in the Honens International, National Chopin, Montreal International, and VI China Shanghai International competitions, he was also the recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur Foote Award. He has been soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic, l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, and the Portland and Bilkent (Ankara, Turkey) symphony orchestras. He gave his European debut in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and made an unprecedented appearance in Havana, Cuba, as a cultural ambassador. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he currently pursues doctoral studies and received the Charles S. Miller Prize for the most outstanding first-year pianist. Read more about Henry Kramer here.
Hot Club of Philadelphia – Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The Hot Club of Philly mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France, along with their own modern influences. Read more about Hot Club of Philadelphia here.
CMS Faculty Artists present The Music of J.S. Bach – Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
In celebration of Trappe’s 300th Anniversary, CMS Faculty will perform a program dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach. Bach, a passionate Lutheran whose beliefs and worship inspired some of the world’s finest sacred music, was an inspiration to Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg who settled in New Providence, Pennsylvania (now known as Trappe, PA). Trappe 300 will present a variety of events for the Collegeville-Trappe Community in 2016-2017 and CMS is thrilled to be a part of the celebrations.
Academy of Vocal Arts – Saturday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
Enjoy an evening of classical and near-classical repertoire by four young professional singers from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. The program will include selections from opera, classical Broadway and Operetta. Under the musical direction of Luke Housner, this concert is a ‘something for everyone’ concert for you to enjoy and experience. The Academy of Vocal Arts is a world class training program for opera singers from around the world and is considered a post-graduate program, which is completely tuition free. Many of the singers have gone one to sing in the most import opera houses and concert stages in the world. Read more about the Academy of Vocal Arts here.
Thank you to our 2015-2016 Sponsors! With out the patronage of our area businesses CMS would not be able to provide this concert series for our community to enjoy. We are grateful and honored to have the support of the following businesses: