Inaugural Recital: Sat., Sept. 17 at 4:00 pm
This summer, a group of families at UPC helped to make an extraordinary gift to our church possible: a new Steinway piano for our Sanctuary. This acquisition was also a long-time dream come true of former Music Minister, Thomas Brown. Tom started the tradition of great piano music at UPC with his annual recitals in the sanctuary, so it is in his honor that we are beginning “The Thomas Brown Recital Series,” which will feature our piano and artists both local and from afar.
Along with a formal dedication of the piano, the first of these recitals will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 4:00 pm and will feature Liam Drake, a rising star from our own congregation. He will appear in both solo performance and alongside other young artists: Sasha Varchenko (violin), Jayee Jung (violin), and Catherine Yates (cello) from Trio Serio, a chamber music ensemble of the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Debussy, Dvořák, Mozart, Clara Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.
At this inaugural recital, we will also take the opportunity to honor Tom for his years of ministry at UPC and celebrate his retirement. We hope that you will join us for this wonderful afternoon of music as well as a reception with light refreshments to follow.