Chatham, New York
Local culture | Local living
3 November 2015 09:41AM

The fourth annual season of The Concerts at Camphill Ghent continues with a performance by pianist Benjamin Hochman on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Culture Hall at 2542 Route 66 in Chatham. Hochman, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, will perform the concert titled, “The Grand Chaconne.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $5 for students and $45 for a family. For reservations, call (518) 392-2760 or go to http://www.camphillghent.org.
“A unifying thread throughout the evening is the art of transcription,” said Gili Melamed-Lev, artistic director for the series. “Three contrasting works written within a decade at the turn of the 20th century by Alexander Scriabin, Leos Janacek and Enrique Granados are presented alongside masterpieces by Robert Schumann, Gyorgy Kurtag and J.S. Bach. The magnificent Brahms arrangement of Bach’s ‘Chaconne’ and Hochman’s original transcriptions of Schumann songs and piano works by Granados and Janacek will be a highlight of the concert,” she said.
Hochman made his successful New York recital debut in 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has since established a vibrant musical presence in New York City through concerts with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, a Carnegie Hall debut with the Israel Philharmonic and a succession of recital and chamber performances at the 92nd Street Y. In February, Hochman released “Variations” on the Avie label, a record based on his recital of the same name and described by the New York Times as “inventive, fantastical and sensitive.”
For more information about the pianist, go to http://www.benjaminhochman.com.
The third concert of the series continues on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. titled, “Mountain Odyssey,” and will feature songs for solo and duets by Brahms, Faure, Schubert, Copland, Quilter and Barber.
Camphill Ghent is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent and assisted living options for seniors. Their mission is to care for and celebrate the special strengths and needs of individuals in their elder years.

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