Cello-piano duo to perform at Springvale Museum on Friday

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Culture

Cello-piano duo to perform at Springvale Museum on Friday

SPRINGVALE — The Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum will host a cello/piano duo on Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the museum on Main Street in Springvale. Cellist Benjamin Noyes and pianist Chiharu Naruse will perform works by Hindemith, Ravel, Beethoven and Frank Bridge.

Noyes, upon his graduation from the School of the Arts in San Francisco, was selected by Yo Yo Ma to perform throughout China as recitalist and as soloist with the Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzen and Shanghai symphony orchestras. He has participated in many major music festivals including Tanglewood, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Festival and the Yale Summer Festival. Noyes performs with Bayside Trio and the Island Chamber Players and as a duo with Chiharu Naruse.

Naruse has performed extensively in France, Japan and other countries and has participated in such challenging events as the Hyogo Piano Competition in Japan, where she won the silver prize, the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Switzerland, the Pescara Academie Piano Competition in Italy and the International Mozart Wettbewerb in Salzburg, Austria.  She moved to the United States in 2002 to study under the renowned pianist Frank Glazer. She has performed with the Portland String Quartet, with the DaPonte String Quartet, with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and with Maine Pro Musica. She is a member of the applied music faculty at Bates College and a faculty member and director of the professional division of the Portland Conservatory of Music.

Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and may be reserved for pickup the evening of the performance by calling (207) 324-2797. There is no charge for persons 21 and younger.  The museum, located at 505 Main St. in Springvale, is handicapped-accessible and air-conditioned.

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