Concerts at Camphill Ghent Sixth Annual Series

The Concerts at Camphill Ghent chamber music series continues its sixth season Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Culture Hall at 2542 Route 66 here with “Complementary Eloquence – Words and Tones.”

Cellist Inbal Segev, actor John McManus and pianist and series Artistic Director Gili Melamed-Lev present a unique program of inspiring poetry and prose intertwined with music by Bach, Shostakovich, Schumann, Chopin and Popper.

The afternoon will open with the profound Cello Suite in C Major by J.S. Bach, three contrasting fantasy pieces by Schumann, the sublime slow movement from Chopin’s Sonata and the Hungarian Rhapsody by Popper to round out the program with excitement and thrill. At the heart of the program is Shostakovich D minor Sonata, a moving piece that is relevant to our time.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students and $55 for a family. For reservations, call (518) 392-2760 or go online to [email protected].

Inbal Segev

Equally committed to new repertoire for the cello and known masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music that she performs. Segev has performed as a soloist with many acclaimed orchestras internationally and made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. She is a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. She began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the United States to continue her studies. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Yale University.

John McManus

            McManus is a theater artist from Australia where he grew up in “the outback” on a sheep and cattle station. He began his career as an actor, director and teacher studying Rudolf Steiner’s Creative Speech and the Art of Eurythmy. He is a founding member of Walking the Dog Theater and Shakespeare Alive! McManus has directed more than 60 plays in Australia and the U.S. and has received a theatre critic’s award for Best Play for Hamlet and Cymbaline. As an actor he has had leading roles inThe Tempest, Richard III, Hamlet, Cymbeline, Macbeth and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Currently, McManus is a full-time faculty member of the Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh where he teaches voice, speech and acting. He is also a faculty member of the Michael Chekhov Association where he applies Chekhov’s method of acting to voice and speech.

Camphill Ghent is a not-for-profit community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors. Its mission is to care for and celebrate the special strengths and needs of individuals in theirelder years.