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Historic Old St. John’s Church hosts free concert series

Posted 8/18/22

Anyone seeking the rich sounds of classical and jazz music is sure to enjoy two free concerts hosted at the Historic Old St. John’s Church in downtown Utica on two Sunday afternoons in August …

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Historic Old St. John’s Church hosts free concert series

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UTICA — Anyone seeking the rich sounds of classical and jazz music is sure to enjoy two free concerts hosted at the Historic Old St. John’s Church in downtown Utica on two Sunday afternoons in August and September. Each concert will last around one hour.

Concert schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, Aug. 21, 3 p.m. - Ida Tili-Trebicka Trio (piano, soprano, violin)
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. – Theresa Chen Jazz Trio (piano, drums, bass)

The classical trio led by Ida Trebicka will feature Janet Brown, soprano, and William Knuth, violin. Their program will include works by Alexandre Tansman, Grazyna Bazewicz, Edward Elgar, and more.

Brown and Trebicka will also premiere new songs by Syracuse University composer Natalie Draper.

This will be the first program to feature the church’s new piano.

The Jazz trio led by Syracuse based jazz pianist Theresa Chen will include Brian Miller, bass, and Grady Collingbourne, drums. Chen will offer a diverse program from jazz classics, original works, and newer pieces. Concert organizers say they are excited to provide a jazz program in addition to typical classic offerings. Experiencing jazz in such a historic venue like St. John’s promises to be a unique experience for attendees.

St. John’s has a long history of offering music of a high caliber, but since the conclusion of the Utica Monday Night Series, there have been limited opportunities for the public to come and hear music outside of church services. In addition to the free music offered, guests can enjoy the church sanctuary’s art and air conditioning.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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