Throughout the summer, Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church will be bringing a variety of musical talents to the church as part of a summer concert series.
The concert series will begin this Sunday, with Nosow & Capparuccia, a cello and piano duo. Each concert is a way to bring the community together to enjoy good music.
Sunday’s concert, featuring Robert Nosow, cellist, and Lara Capparuccia, pianist, will begin at 3 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All concerts are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.
This is the first of a four-part summer concert series hosted by GMPC and will feature music by J.S. Bach, Seymour Bernstein, Robert Muczynski and Nosow.
Nosow holds a master’s degree in cello performance and is an internationally known musicologist. He studied with Gordon Epperson at the University of Arizona and Adolfo Odnoposoff at the University of North Texas.
He has played in the Arizona Opera Company, La Orquesta Mexicana de la Juventud, Corpus Christi Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Greensboro Symphony String Quartet, Durham Symphony, Myrtle Beach’s Long Bay Symphony, and currently performs with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.
Nosow is also a published poet and composer. Recent compositions include Spokes of Light for full orchestra, premiered with the Triangle Youth Orchestra in Raleigh in April 2013, and Chiaroscuro which will premier in this Sunday’s concert.
Capparuccia is the organist and, with her husband Sean, co-music director at Graves. In addition to more than 25 years of church music ministry, Capparuccia has also taught music privately and in Christian schools.
A performer on numerous instruments and in various genres, the pianist studied piano with Lelia van Gorder and Bert Wiley in western North Carolina. Notably, she has worked as musical director in several theatres including Campbell University and has worked as piano accompanist for Italian operatic soprano Irene Carcagni and the Crystal Coast Choral Society.
The second concert will be held July 16 at 3 p.m., featuring Christmas in July with Ian Parker and friends. The third concert will be held August 13 at 3 p.m. featuring the Duplin Dulcimers. The final concert of the series will be held September 17 at 3 p.m. and feature the Clinton Area Handbells.
Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 201 Fayetteville St., Clinton.
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