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Shandelee Music Festival presents two more concerts

The Hermitage Piano Trio performs on Tuesday, August 19 in the Shandalee Sunset Concert Series.

August 13, 2014

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m. the Shandelee Music Festival will present Anna Han, the first prize winner of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation’s 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Han will perform a solo piano concert featuring the music of Bach and Siloti, Beethoven, Chopin, Dorman and Scriabin.

Eighteen-year-old Han started taking piano lessons at age five. When she was 11, she became the national first place winner of the 2007 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition. Since then she has won a number of prestigious international piano competitions.

The program for Saturday, August 16 includes: Organ Prelude in G Minor BWV 535 by Bach / Siloti, Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3 by Beethoven, Three Etudes by Avner Dorman, Sonata No. 4 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 30 by Alexander Scriabin and four compositions by Frédéric Chopin.

On Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m., the festival will present its fifth performance of the 2014 Sunset Concert Series, “An Evening of Chamber Music featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio.”
The Washington Post described The Hermitage Piano Trio as “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists… [They] turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.”

The Hermitage Piano Trio members, Misha Keylin, Sergey Antonov, and Ilya Kazantsev, will be performing Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 by Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 by Brahms and Trio No. 2 n D Minor “Elégiaque”, Op. 9 by Rachmaninoff.

All concerts at the Shandelee Music Festival will be followed by a dessert reception. Concert tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for students 17 and under. Advanced reservations are required, and can be made by calling 845/439-3277. Online ticket reservations are available at