Romantic Music


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Soprano Maria Ferrante and pianist Ivan Gusev will perform Romantic Music of Europe and America, at 2 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021, at The Stone Church Cultural Center, 283 Main Street, Gilbertville 01031.  Their program will feature works of Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. Tickets @ $15.00 are available through Ticket Taylor or at the door. 

Maria Ferrante, a vivid, active recitalist, is praised and beloved by those who have heard her perform. She has performed twenty-eight leading operatic roles and been praised for her ‘lilting soprano voice and probing mind.’  Invited to train with Dutch soprano Elly Ameling, Ms. Ferrante has performed widely as a soloist with orchestras and festivals. She has appeared on television with the Boston Ballet and has premiered many new works.  Her collaborators include poet laureate Richard Wilbur with composers Arnold Black and Dorothy Larson. She has made five recordings, including Best Kept Secrets: A Treasury of Passionate American Song, with pianist Lincoln Mayorga.

Ivan Gusev is a prodigious talent. Originally from Kazakhstan, he has performed extensively in Russia, Europe and the U.S. He is an honors graduate of Moscow State Conservatory and of the Mannes School of Music in New York, where he holds the Steinway award for outstanding Mannes graduates. Gusev is a passionate performer who has won numerous international prizes in solo piano performance. Now based in Boston, he has appeared recently in solo performances at the Historical Piano Concerts in Ashburnham and at the Museum of Russian Icons.

Inspired by the 1874 Gilbertville Trinitarian Congregational Church building, these artists have chosen to perform music reminiscent of the era when the church was constructed and the Gilbert Manufacturing Company held sway. Parlor songs of the period, and music of American composer Louis Gottschalk (1829-1869), comprise the “American” component of their program.

We Request That Everyone be Vaccinated & Masked 

We want everyone to be both safe and comfortable. To that end, we have asked all performers and FOSC Board and volunteers, and we ask concert patrons to be fully vaccinated unless a valid exemption applies. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after a single dose of Johnson and Johnson.

If you are not feeling well, we ask that not attend at this time.

We also ask that everyone except performers on stage wear a mask when indoors. We will have hand sanitizer and masks available at the ticket tables.