We have some very talented customers, and we're excited to host our first in-store performance:
Please join us this Saturday, May 18, for an informal evening of classical music with Cait O’Brien and Jameson Platte. Pieces include Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major by J.S. Bach, the Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke, The Eyeglass Duet by Beethoven, and possible impromptu additions. Light refreshments will be provided, and the entire event is free and open to the public! RVSP here.
You can learn more about the musicians in their bios below:
Cait O’Brien grew up in the New York City area and pursued her viola studies at The Juilliard School, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Eastman School of Music, from which she received her BM and studied with Mr. George Taylor. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Rochester. She now lives in the Boston area and spends most of her time with small children introducing them to the many joys of music through Playful Tunes. She also maintains a private teaching studio for violinists and violists of all ages, and performs with many groups in the northeast area such as the Boston Neo-politan Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Northern New York, the Chelsea Opera, and more.
In the small amount of time in which she's not teaching people to play the violin/viola and hanging out with toddlers, Cait enjoys reading, writing, and hot yoga. And despite being a classical musician, she also secretly enjoys listening to truly terrible pop music and dancing in her car.
Cellist Jameson Platte maintains an active career both as a performer and a teacher. He is currently a member of the critically acclaimed Axis quintet, the Omega Trio, Duo 92 with pianist/composer Matthew Quayle, principal cellist of the Glens Falls Symphony, The Orchestra of Northern New York, Plainfield Symphony, Chelsea Opera, Bachanalia Virtuosi and assistant principal of the Allentown Symphony. Mr. Platte works extensively as a clinician, guest conductor and cello coach, performs as a soloist and maintains a large private studio. He is in constant demand as a guest principal cellist throughout the northeast. A frequent recitalist in New York City, he has been featured in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lincoln Center and the 92nd St. Y, among others. His recitals have been heard throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Platte is also Artist/Faculty at New England Music Camp, where he enjoys catching very large fish and canoeing when he isn't playing cello.