BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Westchester Oratorio Society will have its annual fall event entitled “Wine, WOS & Music, an autumnal soirée” at the Parish Hall of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bedford on Sunday, Nov. 1.
The afternoon begins at 3:30 p.m. with wine tasting and appetizers. The musical performance starts at 5 p.m.
The highlight of the evening will be a performance by cellist Chloe Perret Carrozza, accompanied by pianist Mi-Won Kim Goldsmith, in a program featuring Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata” Op. 5 No. 2, and the Schumann “Fantasy Pieces.”
For artistic director Ben Niemczyk, the young cellist’s appearance will be a homecoming of sorts. A John Jay High School graduate, she appeared almost a decade ago for the oratorio society as part of an exceptionally talented student trio that included violinists Tia Plautz and Yvonne Yang.
Carrozza began her studies at 7 with Vagram Saradjian, having attended the School for Strings, the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, and both the pre-college and college divisions of The Juilliard School as a scholarship student. She lives in Katonah with her husband.
A variety of wines from Europe and the United States will be available for tasting, courtesy of Suburban Wines of Yorktown, and appetizers prepared by the chorus will be served.
The performance will be followed by coffee and savories. Reserve early as space is limited.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs of the Westchester Oratorio Society.
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church is at 382 Cantitoe St. (Route 22) in Bedford.
Tickets are $40 per person. E-mail WestchesterOratorio@gmail.com for more information. Visit www.westchesteroratorio.org for online reservations (via PayPal) as well as directions.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.