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Sunday Afternoon Concerts in a Beautiful Historic Setting

Setauket, NY – February 27, 2020 –

Enjoy classical music in the stunning, historic 1892 section of Emma Clark Library. This spring, the Library is hosting a music series with literary undertones and a nod to Jane Austen.

March 22 – “Music from an 18th Century Drawing Room” – featuring Natalie Kress on the baroque violin, presented by the Three Village Chamber Players. Works by Telemann, Bach, Locatelli, and Guillemain.

May 24 – “The Curious Fantasy of Catherine Morland” – featuring Kyle Collins on the clavichord. Dive into the world of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as we explore London’s popular novelists and the music they once heard.

June 28 – “Practicing with Mary Bennet” – Kyle Collins on the harpsichord and clavichord will highlight music from the period of Jan Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, including some readings.

All concerts are on Sundays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  They are open to the public, and there is no registration.

Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Rose Kress enjoys a varied career as both a modern and Baroque chamber musician based in Washington, D.C. Following three summers as a Tanglewood Fellow, she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center and performed with Yo Yo Ma and Pamela Frank at the Kennedy Center Honors. Natalie is co-founder, director and executive advisor of Musicivic Inc., a national non-profit arts network supporting local chamber music residencies in towns nationwide, including the Setauket-based Three Village Chamber Players.  Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology and Master of Music from Stony Brook University where she studied violin performance with Soovin Kim and Philip Setzer and chamber music with the Emerson String Quartet. She is currently a full-tuition student at The Juilliard School studying Historical Performance and tours extensively with Juilliard415. 

Kyle Collins began his harpsichord studies when he studied for his MM at the University of North Texas in 2015, where he also earned his Graduate Artist Certificate in Harpsichord. Mr. Collins is now at Stony Brook University in New York, where he is studying for a DMA in Harpsichord Performance with Arthur Haas.

The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, located at 120 Main Street in Setauket and online at emmaclark.org, provides public library service to all residents of the Three Village Central School District. “The Heart of the Three Village Community”