Ken Caryl Concerts

 
New This Year! We will proudly sponsor a different local charity at each concert.

 

Ken Caryl Concerts of St Philip Lutheran Church is gearing up for its first concert of the season, An Afternoon in Paris. The concert will be presented in the sanctuary of St. Philip Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 3 at 2pm, and will feature Steinway artist, Katie Mahan performing Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque and her own arrangement of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
 
Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents coming up today,” American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. Katie is at home in a broad repertoire, ranging from Bach to Poulenc, and is particularly distinguished as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin – performing her own daring, exciting solo piano arrangements to standing ovations across the globe – and Claude Debussy.
 
Joining Ms. Mahan for this performance will be St. Philip musicians, soprano, Kristen Celusniak, cellist, Josh Keltner, and friend of St. Philip, Beth DeBoer, performing La Captive, by Hector Berlioz. Rounding out the program will be Virtuoso Rock band Electric Athena, performing a 1980s composition for piano, cello and violin by Paul Schoenfeld called Café Music, which evokes the jazz of Paris in the 1920s. Electric Athena was created by Chappell Kingsland, who wowed Ken Caryl Concert audiences in 2018 with his piano and organ skills in our “Rags to Rock” concert in August.
 

The March 3 concert is free of charge and open to all ages, with refreshments following the performance. Donations will be accepted to support the concert series as well as the Katie Mahan Foundation Music for a Bright Tomorrow, whose objective is to promote classical music and to inspire giving through music.

 
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Ken Caryl Concerts was created by a group of St Philip musicians as an outreach mission of the church in the hopes to entertain, educate, inspire, and extend a warm welcome to the community. The series offers 3-4 concerts per year featuring a wide variety of musical talents from the church family, the surrounding community, and beyond, including sacred and secular music of all genres.  All concerts are free of charge and open to all ages.

 

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2019 Concert Schedule

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:30 pm – An Afternoon in Paris

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7 pm – An All-American Evening

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm – Latin Serenade

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:30 pm – Christmas Around the World

 
 
For more information on the concert series, and/or to learn how to get involved, please fill out the contact form to the right.

 

 
 
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