Sherman Chamber Ensemble set to perform piano classics

The remaining works on the program are by composers who have made frequent appearances on the SCE repertoire over the years. Rotholz and Klibonoff will team up for the Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano by Bohuslav Martinu. Brazilian composer Astor Piazzolla, a favorite with SCE musicians and audiences alike, will be represented by his "Libertango" for flute, violin, cello and piano.

No retrospective look at SCE's accomplishments would be complete without a contribution by Sherman's own Edie Hill, who has created many works commissioned or premiered by the group. Susan Rotholz will celebrate this long-standing relationship with a performance of the flute solo "This Floating World."

Newcomer Jon Klibonoff is a worthy addition to the list of talented pianists who have graced SCE performances during the last 25 years, including Ted Rosenthal, Adrienne Kim, Benjamin Hochman, Margaret Kampmeier, Todd Crow and the late Samuel Sanders.

Klibonoff has appeared as orchestra soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has performed as guest artist with numerous chamber groups, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Shanghai, Miami and Lark String Quartets.

For three seasons he was artist-in-residence for the "On Air" radio series produced by WQXR classical radio in New York City. Klibonoff has been heard in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and the National Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concerts are performed Friday evenings in St. Andrew's Church on Main Street in Kent, Conn. Saturday evening performances take place in the rustic charm of the lakeside Mauweehoo Clubhouse in Sherman. All performances start at 8 p.m. and are followed by a reception offering light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers.

Admission is $25 at the door ($20 for students and seniors). For Sherman concerts only, lawn tickets may be purchased the night of the concert for $10. There is no charge for lawn tickets for children under 12, so bring your blankets and beach chairs and enjoy an evening of music under the stars with the entire family. For reservations and information, call (860) 355-5930 or visit