New Year's Eve cello concert to be held at Left Bank

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NORTH BENNINGTON — On Monday, Dec. 31, Blue Rider Events, in cooperation with The Left Bank, will present the fourteenth annual New Year's Eve cello concert. The hour-long concert takes place this year at The Left Bank in North Bennington at 7:00 PM. Bennington's Nathaniel Parke will perform a suite by J. S. Bach and other works, including Otto Luening's "In Memoriam: For George Finckel." The concert is free, though donations are appreciated.

Nathaniel Parke is a free-lance cellist and is principal cello of the Berkshire Symphony. He has also been a member of the Boston Composers String Quartet, with whom he can be heard performing new works by Boston composers on the MMC label. In addition to maintaining a studio of private students, he is currently Artist Associate in Cello at Williams College, and Instructor of Cello at Bennington and Skidmore colleges. Many of his students have been competition-winners and recipients of awards. He has served as a faculty member and chamber music coach at the Longy School of Music, SUNY Albany, the Manchester Music Festival, and is currently on the faculty of the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East. Mr. Parke performs on an instrument made in 1721 by C.G. Testore.

The concert is listed on the Left Bank calendar: www.leftbankllc.org/ .


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