In Concordia (June 9th)

In Concordia (June 9th)

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts



Friday, June 9 – 7:30PM
Saturday, June 10 – 7:30PM
In Concordia

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Clara Lyon, violin
Geoffrey Herd, violin
Tanner Menees, viola
Hannah Collins, cello
Clive Greensmith, cello
Anna Petrova, piano

In Concordia celebrates harmony, both musical and spiritual. In their original vocal form, hymns join a congregation together in song; here, composers transcribe and expand these beloved melodies. GMF resident artists traverse Christian musical practices from Latin plainsong to Lutheran chorales in works by Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Kodaly.

Haydn String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76/1
Bach Ich Ruf’ Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Kodaly Three Choral Preludes for Cello and Piano
Elgar Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

All programs subject to change.
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Individual concert tickets: $35 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE for youth aged 18 and younger
Season pass (8 concerts): $240 adult


Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

About the Artists

Anna Petrova

Praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances (BBC Magazine) of “technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement" (Fanfare Magazine), Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova performs extensively as both soloist and chamber musician around the globe. She has been the recipient of top honors and awards at numerous competitions internationally, including the Queen Elisabeth and Jose Roca Competitions, and has appeared in recital in such revered venues as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and… Read more

Clara Lyon

Clara Lyon is an accomplished performer and curator who forges meaningful connections across sonic languages and societal contexts to foster investigation and imagination. For the last eight seasons Lyon was a violinist and Director of Programs for the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet, during which time they were nominated for three GRAMMY awards, named 2017 ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ by the Chicago Tribune, and taught as Ensemble-in-Residence at University of Chicago’s Music Department. During these years, she… Read more

Clive Greensmith

From 1999 until its final season in 2013, Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has collaborated with international artists such as Andras Schiff, Pinchas Zukerman, Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alicia de Larrocha,… Read more

Geoffrey Herd

Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, artistic director, and pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues including the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Herd has collaborated with prominent musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho, James Dunham, Clive Greensmith, Ani Kavafian,… Read more

Hannah Collins

Winner of De Linkprijs for contemporary interpretation, cellist Hannah Collins is a  dynamic performer devoted to building community through musical expression. Resonance  Lines, her solo debut album on the Sono Luminus label, is an “adventurous, impressive  collection of contemporary solo cello music,” negotiated “with panache” (The Strad), pairing  music by Benjamin Britten and Kaija Saariaho with commissioned works by Caroline Shaw and  Thomas Kotcheff. Over the past decade, New Morse Code, her “remarkably inventive and … Read more

Tanner Menees

Born in Orange, CA in 1993, Violist Tanner Menees is forging an enviable career as a chamber musician. Mr. Menees has collaborated in chamber music performances with a range of notable artists including Miriam Fried, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Danny Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Mitsuko Uchida, and Donald Weilerstein. Tanner Menees has performed internationally at festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Caramoor Evnin Rising Stars,… Read more

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