Cicely (left) and Madalyn Parnas
North Creek The Tannery Pond Community Center officials this past week released their performance schedule for 2013, which starts with a concert by the Parnas/Adragna Trio at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4.
The Parnas sisters — Madalyn on violin and Cicely on cello — will be joined by Vincent Adragna on piano. They will perform the music of Bolcom, Cassado, Martinu and Ravel.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are on sale at the Town of Johnsburg Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For reservations, call the Tannery Pond Community Center at 251-2505.
Violinist Madalyn Parnas has appeared more than 50 times as soloist with orchestra, performed numerous concerts as violinist for the Parnas/Serkin Trio, and earned top prizes in many solo competitions. With sister and cellist Cicely, duo parnas has claimed first prize in international competition, performed across the globe, and released two critically acclaimed CDs. This year Madalyn has toured as soloist with the French Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, performed with orchestra and in chamber during a week-long residency at the El Paso Pro-Musica Festival, and presented numerous recitals in the UK all to great critical acclaim. Madalyn performs on a 1715 Alessandro Gagliano violin.
Cellist Cicely Parnas made her Carnegie Hall debut as guest soloist with the New York String Orchestra under the baton of Jaime Laredo. She has won seven first prizes in soloist competitions and in 2012 was a First Prize Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She toured China and Japan with YCA artists this year and will return to China with the Parnas/Adragna Trio. She is the granddaughter of world-class cellist Leslie Parnas and performs on a 1712 Giovanni Grancino violoncello.
Vincent Adragna, born in Strasbourg, France, began studying music at the age of 3 in his native city with professors Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Laurent Cabasso, and Amy Lin and received various awards in piano, chamber music and harpsichord, including a first prize in the international competition for young pianists in Sarrebourg. At the age of 17, he entered the Paris Conservatoire and became a student of Alain Planes. He also studied chamber Music with Daria Hovora and is currently enrolled in the vocal accompanying class of the Paris Conservatoire. Adragna continuously performs at many important concerts and festivals in France and Western Europe, including appearances in the Schubertiade festival of Fribourg, and the Paris Archives Nationales.
Other Tannery Pond events in 2013 will include:
•Friday, May 3 (8 p.m.). Wepecket Island’s Rolling Roots Revue. Ragtime piano, blues guitar, fiddle tunes, old-time songs banjos, dulcimers and more with Don Barry, Sherman Lee Dillon, Maria Fairchild, Alex Smith and “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe.
•Saturday, June 22 (time TBD). Anniversary Gala Benefit for TPCCA with Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. This will be a live recording. All proceeds to benefit TPCCA.