Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm to hear pianist Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome perform music by Debussy, Gershwin, and cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.


Program

Composer Work Catalog Year
George Gershwin Three Preludes 1926
Ernesto Lecuona Andalucía (Suite Española) 1923
Intermission
Claude Debussy Estampes 1903
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version) 1924

About the Artist

Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome is a classical pianist, composer, and educator. Her performances are known for their fresh, imaginative, and passionate interpretation. Her extraordinary artistry brings new life to a wide array of piano repertoire from Baroque to the 21st Century.

Ms. Ovrutsky Fensome has performed in major venues in the United States, Europe, Russia, and South Africa – including Weill Carnegie Concert Hall and Lincoln Center in NY, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Aspen Music Festival, Palace de Beaux Arts in Brussels and Lucerne Music Festival. She performed as a soloist with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, and Neuchatel Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. She has performed in recitals with world renowned violinist Sarah Chang, and continuously collaborates with her brother Mikhail Ovrutsky.

Earlier in her career she worked as a collaborative pianist in the master classes and private lessons of professors Zakhar Bron, Dorothy DeLay, Mauricio Fuks, Itzhak Perlman, Vadim Repin, and Pinchas Zukerman. Her numerous competition awards include the Aspen Music Festival Competition and Concert Artist Competition in New York. Her duo CD with Mikhail Ovrutsky “Turning Points” recorded for Berlin Classics® has earned outstanding reviews and was selected as “CD of the Week” by RBB Kulturradio.

Born in Moscow, Russia, into a family of classical musicians, Ms. Ovrutsky Fensome gave her first performance at age 5. At age 15, she gained world recognition upon winning the International Piano Competition in Senigalia, Italy. She was invited to study at the Juilliard School of Music as a full scholarship recipient, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in piano performance, studying with legendary professors Herbert Stessin for piano and Felix Galimir for chamber music.

Ms. Ovrutsky Fensome lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and son.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20



Name Role Email Count
Comerford, Mark guest mcomerford@math.uri.edu 34
Maynard, Craig host chmaynard@me.com 71
Moorehead, Keith volunteer kmoorehead40o@gmail.com 13
Total: 3