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Mother’s Day Concert: A Benefit for Safe Passage

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Mother’s Day Concert: A Benefit for Safe Passage

Sun, May 14 - 2pm

Presented by Gateway City Arts

Concert is FREE! Suggested donation $25.

The Divine Theater Doors Open at 1:30 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch reservations are available for 10am-2pm at Judd’s Restaurant HERE.

Join us for a FREE concert benefitting Safe Passage featuring Meg Kelsey Wright & Sue Kurian of ‘Mosaic!’ The concert is “Fantasie for Flute & Piano,” and is free/open to the public from 2-4pm. This concert will feature a kaleidoscope of beautiful and unusual pieces: two Fantasies by Gabriel Fauré and Albert Franz Doppler, two Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian composer
Ernesto Nazareth, a folk-like, jazzy Theme and Variation by New Hampshire
composer Gwyneth Walker, a haunting Nocturne for alto flute and piano by Norwegian composer Johan Kvandal, and flute and piano solos by Arthur Honegger and Clara Schumann.
Donations for Safe Passage at the Door. $25 suggested minimum, but up to you!

SUE KURIAN, flutist, graduated from the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor and
Master of Music degrees. Her studies continued in France, with Jean-Pierre Rampal.
She has appeared in New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fischer Halls. As a member of the
Dal Segno Chamber Players, she performed in New York’s Town Hall. While touring in Europe,
she appeared with the Oulu Symphony in Finland,
the American Festival Orchestra and International Academy in Salerno and
Amalfi, Italy, as well as with the Bach Aria Festival Orchestra in New York, under
the direction of Samuel Baron. She has been recorded by public radio’s WFCR in performance
with harpsichordist Yella Pessl Sobotka, performing the Bach Flute
Sue is a founding member of Northampton Flutes and maintains a studio in Amherst. An
active musician in the Pioneer Valley, Sue has appeared with the Raylymor Opera Company of
New Hampshire, the Monadnock Music Festival, and the Kurian-Nix guitar-flute duo.

MEG KELSEY WRIGHT, pianist, chamber musician, accompanist and teacher,
has collaborated with other musicians in concerts throughout New England for over 35 years.
She has enjoyed playing two piano, piano 4-hands, and chamber music recitals
at Smith College, Amherst College, and UMass recital halls, and she toured England and Wales
as accompanist with the Hampshire Choral Society.
Studies have included work at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music, Marlboro
College (BA), UMass/Amherst (MM), as well as with pianists at Smith, MIT, Princeton, and
Amherst Colleges.
Meg was one of the founders of the Northampton Community Music Center, where she
introduced and developed several programs, as well as the Piano Connection group for adult
pianists, in 2000.

Meg & Sue have so enjoyed playing together and with many other musicians over 40 years, and formed this ensemble in 2019. They have played numerous house concerts and benefits, and performed at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, at Bezanson Recital Hall at
UMass/Amherst, and at Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall. Repertoire includes everything from Bach Sonatas to works by Classical, Romantic, and 20th century composers, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, and the Claude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, Bass and Drums.