Music at St. Michael’s, a new music series, celebrates its first offering on Thursday, April 4, at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Warren Street.
The free concert is an expansion of Westminster Conservatory’s community program. Performed by conservatory faculty members Larissa Korkina, piano; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Dezheng Ping, violin, the 45-minute program features Rondo in B minor op. 70, D. 895 for violin and piano by Franz Schubert, Gioachino Rossini’s Introduction, Theme, and Variations for clarinet and piano, and the Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Clarinetist Ellison has performed internationally with ensembles including the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Riverside Symphonia, the Greenville Symphony, and the American Fine Arts Festival at such venues as Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and NJPAC.
Ping has performed violin solos for the China Central Philharmonic in Beijing Concert Hall, the Hunan Symphony Orchestra of China, and the Manalapan Symphony Orchestra. He also has been a member of the Syracuse Symphony and concertmaster of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and Manalapan Battleground Symphony Orchestra.
The Moscow-born Korkina has performed at the Garden State Center, McCarter Theater, Richardson Auditorium, and the Matinee Musical Club series at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Westminster Conservatory Faculty series, and the Longwood Gardens Concert Series.
The next Music at St. Michael’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, and will feature the Loeffler Trio, with Melissa Bohl on oboe; Marjorie Selden, viola; and Christopher McWilliams, piano.
Music at St. Michael’s, Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 140 North Warren Street. Thursday, April 4, 12:15 p.m. Free. www.stmichaelstrenton.org