The Concert for Peace will take place on Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The evenings’ program will feature waltzes by Johannes Brahms, including Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder of Opus 52 and Opus 65. A vocal quartet–Abigail Chapman, Alison Cheeseman, Sean Luo and Nehemiah Luckett– will perform the pieces along with Jean and Kenneth Wentworth on piano.
This event is part of the “Music for Peace Project 2005,” a global network of concerts on the weekend of April 8 - 10. Its aim is to raise, through music, a consciousness of peace and social justice as a goal for all societies. A printed listing of local organizations working for these twin goals will be distributed at the performance.
The vocal quartet consists of current and former Sarah Lawrence students, as well as mezzo-soprano Alison Cheeseman, who has performed as a soloist with a number of choral groups and opera companies in the metropolitan area. Jean and Kenneth Wentworth have performed throughout the US, and abroad and are well known in Westchester County, particularly through their longtime association with Sarah Lawrence.
Originally formed by graduate students at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2001, the Musicians’ Alliance for Peace organized “Music for Peace 2004,” in which 70 concerts were presented in 13 countries in 50 hours.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.