Chrysler Museum of Art in the Kaufman Theater
Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 2 p.m.
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Stay for a little… or stay for a while!
Feldman Chamber Music Society: Summer Music Series
Please join us for our second Summer Music Series concert at the Chrysler Museum of Art featuring St Patrick Catholic School’s Juilliard-trained pianist Chris Kypros performing Beethoven’s lovely Appassionata piano sonata on the Museum’s beautiful Steinway grand. VSO cellist Rebecca Gilmore will then take the stage to delight us with Bach’s third cello suite in C major. Admission is FREE and the concert will last about an hour: ALL are welcome to come check out the Museum’s exhibits, and then join us for some gorgeous music!
Location: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510.
Christopher Kypros, piano
Christopher is a native of Norfolk, VA. His undergraduate years were spent at Old Dominion University. He earned his Master of Music from the Juilliard School in New York City. He has had the uncommon opportunity and extraordinary experience of collaborating with many gifted artists in various venues as an actor, piano soloist, chamber musician, music director, conductor, teacher, author, and composer. He is truly grateful for the enriching benefits and qualities of each personal musical and theatrical association.
In the realm of Greek Orthodox Church music, Christopher has been honored with the St. Paul, St. Romanos, and Patriarch Athenagoras Medals. Since the 1980s, he has guest-conducted at many choir federation conferences. In Autumn 2020, Christopher led the webinar series, Singing With and For Spiritual Vitality, and in Winter 2021 he led a second series entitiled Coming Back Strong in Voice and Spirit. Among his original compositions are three settings of the Divine Liturgy. Two are in Greek: the Liturgy of Peace and the Liturgy of Hope. The most recent, the Liturgy of Light, is set in the English language. Christopher is serving in his 49th year as Choir Director and Organist at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk, VA.
Rebecca Gilmore, cello
Rebecca Gilmore is Assistant Principal Cellist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist in operas, chamber music, in an NPR broadcast featuring Schubert’s Guitar Quartet with JoAnn Falletta, and as cello soloist, in the epic Beethoven Triple Concerto. Through the Virginia Arts Festival, both Ms. Gilmore and her group, Ambrosia Quartet, have been featured along with internationally acclaimed pianist, Olga Kern. Making her mark with the universities, Ms. Gilmore recently collaborated as soloist in Schumann’s poetic Cello Concerto with the Old Dominion University Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore. With performance degrees from Indiana and Rice Universities, Ms. Gilmore continues to seek the highest quality collaborations. As a cello pedagogue, Ms. Gilmore shares her entrepreneurial spirit, her vision as a cello artist, and her drive with students from ages four through college.
The Feldman Chamber Music Society
The Feldman Chamber Music Society is south Hampton Roads’ premier presenter of chamber music for the enjoyment, education, and enrichment of our community. Each year we bring the world’s finest string quartets and piano trios to Norfolk to perform a series of six concerts held on Monday nights from September to April at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s lovely Kaufman Theater. Season tickets are $150 ($75 student) and $30 ($15 student) and are available online. Please join us for a concert!