By Estelle Belson
Producer, Riderwood Piano Club
“Caleb Park is like another Hillary Hahn with the cello.” So, says Maestro Edward Polochick, artist director of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and conductor and soloist with major orchestras worldwide.
On Saturday, July 7, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel, the Riderwood Piano Club will present remarkable young cellist, Caleb Park and his brother, gifted pianist Aaron Park.
Caleb has been playing cello since age four and studies at the Peabody Institute. The last three summers, he has been invited to participate in the prestigious Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland. Last summer, he was one of six cellists selected internationally following a world-wide audition tour. He was the only cellist chosen from the U.S. He will be returning from Switzerland just before the concert. He has also performed as a soloist in Edinburgh and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
Aaron is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina studying piano since age five. He has won countless competitions, awards and recognition in Howard and Montgomery Counties. Performing as a featured soloist with the Washington Orchestra, he also is a piano accompanist for solo instruments.
Aaron and Caleb have put together a beautiful program. Included are Chopin’s stirring Scherzo No. 2 and the Fantasie-Impromptu, often recognized as the popular song, “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows.” Who would not love Liszt’s “Liebestraum,” Caleb’s rendition of the heart-stirring “The Swan” from the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens, and movements from cello sonatas by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev with piano accompaniment?
Plan to join us for another memorable performance. Tickets are $5 each and will be sold in all dining areas Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. as well as at the door. Bring your family and friends and enjoy and support two extraordinary young musicians.