by Paul Forbes
Chair, Resident Recitals of Riderwood
Vienna has been one of the great musical capitals of the world for centuries. We tend to associate it with Strauss waltzes, but it also the home or the inspiration of such classical greats such as Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and Beethoven, as well as more recent composers such as Franz Lehar and the operetta king, Sigmund Romberg.
On April 6, Resident Recitals of Riderwood will present both a matinee and an evening performance of “Music With a Viennese Flair.” It will include composers who not only were born there, but also artists who worked there or were inspired by that grand city of the arts. This will be the first in a series of “Beverly Gershon Annual Classical Concerts,” in honor of the late and beloved impresaria of Resident Recitals of Riderwood.
All our recitalists are residents of Riderwood. Performers will include pianists Joan Eisner, Teddi Kaplan Jim Unger and Elizabeth White; violinist Henry Plotkin; soprano Gwenn Schneider and baritone Paul Forbes.
The two concerts will be performed in the Chapel on Thursday, April 6, at 1:30pm and at 7:30pm. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Both performances are free and no tickets are required. However, there are expenses involved in producing these concerts, and your contributions are welcome and encouraged.