LONG LAKE - A recital of classical and modern works will be presented at the Calvary United Methodist Church by Newcomb resident Herb Chatzky Thursday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. This appearance is Chatzky's fourth local performance in Long Lake.
His variation in piano and organ music will feature all Jewish composers, each representing a different kind of musical tradition and composition.
Chatzky boasts many performance awards, including awards of the Philomusic Society, Gardner Museum of Boston and New York Philharmonic Composition Prize. He was a member of the Juilliard Accompanying Staff at age 16, held scholarships on both piano and french-horn, and was later awarded the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship and Juilliard Teaching Fellowship. During his professional career he has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Carl Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center and many other venues.
With the Hartford Symphony, Chatzky performed the Gershwin Concerto in F under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. He has served as audition pianist for the Connecticut Opera, Joy of Singing and NBC Studios.
Presently, Chatzky is director of the Newcomb Friends For Music Concerts, Manchester Young Artists Competition, Jewish Music series in conjunction with the Lake Placid Synagogue, and serves as organist for Newcomb and Long Lake United Methodist Churches.
A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is the first in a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, call 624-2056.