Dessert with classical concert
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WILMINGTON- Once again, St. Mary’s in the Mountains is offering a musical dessert to conclude the Deerfield Valley annual Wine & Harvest Festival’s Wine & Soup Stroll on Friday, September 22, with music starting at 7:30 pm. After strolling the village and sampling wines and foods from area restaurants, visitors and neighbors are invited to come to the historic main hall of St. Mary’s to enjoy desserts and a concert of classical works, performed by a talented group of musicians.

A wonderful group of musicians has come together for this event, donating their time and talents for this important cause. Such an assembly promises to provide a broad spectrum of classical music, both in styles and instrumentation.

Among the works to be performed are “Alphorn for Soprano, Horn and Piano,” by Richard Strauss, performed by Marietta Formanek (soprano), Karen Horton (French horn) and Barbara Lipstadt (piano); “Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen,” by Francois Borne, performed by Robin Matathias (flute) and Barbara Lipstadt; and “Fantasiestucke” by Robert Schumann, performed by Kathleen Loomis-Ward (clarinet) and Richard Mattern (piano). Dennis Ainsworth will offer some lively piano pieces, including “German Dance” by Beethoven; “Hungarian Dance” by Brahms; and “Arkansas Traveler” by David W. Guion. Other performers will include violinist Santo Patane, organist Peter Walker, and cellist Pedro Pereira with his baroque ensemble, featuring Martin Hanft on flute and recorder, Gudrun Weeks on violin, and harpsichordist Wendy Redlinger.

Admission to the concert is by free will donation. All proceeds will benefit the Deerfield Valley Community Cares heating assistance program. Since 2004, this program has helped those in our community who, despite their best efforts, cannot make ends meet and need assistance.

Doors will open at 7 pm, with desserts and coffee available. The Rotary will be assisting with the event. St. Mary’s in the Mountains is located at 13 East Main Street. More information is available at
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