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BCA to present evening of baroque music March 3
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Baroque violinist Rachel Evans and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky will present a program of “Classical Fiddling” for the Beeville Concert Association Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Performing Arts Auditorium.

Evans earned both bachelor of music and a master of music degree from the Julliard School of Music. She has performed in a variety of ensembles, including the Santa Fe Opera; String Fever, a jazz string group; Continuum contemporary music ensemble; and the Meridian Quartet. For her chamber music work, she was a recipient of the Coleman Chamber Music Award.

On period instruments, she has performed medieval music around the world and performed with La Stravaganza Köln in Europe. She has played baroque music as a principal player with some of the country’s top ensembles including Apollo’s Fire, Brooklyn Baroque, Washington Consort, the Dryden Ensemble, Publick Musick, the New York Collegium and Foundling.

Evans has played with the Carmel Bach Festival for 11 years, appeared at the Boston, Berkeley, and Utrech Early Music Festivals and the Victoria Festival in Australia with various ensembles. She performed in the Leopoldo Mozart Festival in Augsburg, Germany, this past October and can be heard on more than 20 recordings, from new music to medieval. She plays a Roger Hargrave copy of an Amati violin.

Pechefsky has degrees from Columbia University, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. A founding member of Brooklyn Baroque, she has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; for the American Festival of Microtonal Music and the Miami Bach Society; at the Boston Early Music Festival fringe series, the Berkeley Festival Fringe, and the Harpsichord Center of Southern California.

Pechefsky has premiered works by Frank J. Oteri, Louis Pelosi, Mary Inwood, Mark Janello, Graham Lynch, Johnny Reinhard and Ben Yarmolinsky.

Currently organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik Ryding, with whom she has coauthored “Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere,” winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. Her recording of harpsichord works by Johann Ludwig Krebs to commemorate his 300th birthday was released in February. She recently gave concerts in Italy and Amsterdam.

The concert is free to all students through high school age, to any adult who brings two of them and to CBC students with their photo IDs. Adults who do not hold BCA season tickets will pay $10 at the door.
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