Sister Duo Performs at Weymouth
Lydia Gill and her sister, Maryann Cantrell-Colas, a piano duo, will return to Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines for a musical luncheon Thursday, April 7, at noon in the great room.
The luncheon is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling (910) 692-6261.
The program will include the "Sonata in D Major K.381/123a" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Pictures from the East, Op. 66" by Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorak's "Slavic Dances, Op. 72," Moritz Moszkowski's "Spanish Dances, Op. 12" and "A Suite from the Cloud Forest" by Eric Ewazen, who is currently living in New York City and working at Juilliard
Lydia Gill, local pianist and music educator, did her undergraduate work at Duke University and completed her master's degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. After moving to Southern Pines in 1977 she became involved in the Weymouth Chamber Music Concerts. As chairman of the music committee, Gill worked closely with Lena Stewart, an early friend of Katharine Lamont Boyd's, Glenn Brillhart and Serene McLean.
Currently the secretary for the N. C. Symphony Board in the Moore County Chapter and a former member of the Moore County Choral Society, Gill is a member of the Emmanuel Church Choir and continues to perform at various venues in the area and county, including the Moore County Music Society. Gill has also performed with local pianists Sue Aceves and Harriet Prevatte.
At the age of 7, Maryanne Cantrell-Colas gave her first recitals in Atlanta, where she studied with Powell Everhart. A winner of many awards and competitions, she made her debut as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14. Cantrell-Colas completed her bachelor's degree in music at Oberlin College, where she worked with Emil Danenberg. After graduating from Oberlin with honors, she was awarded the artist fellowship for graduate study at the University of Illinois, where she received her master's degree in music.
While in New York, Cantrell-Colas won first prize in the Carl Friedberg Memorial Competition, which led to study at the Juilliard School. Concertizing in the United States and Europe, Cantrell-Colas has performed at the United Nations, Lincoln Center, the Hitchcock/Rockefeller Auditorium of the YWCA and at Town Hall. She has performed at European Festivals, including the Bolzano Festival in Italy and the Fontainebleau Festival in France.
The sisters have played duets with much pleasure for their parents, who lived at St. Joseph of the Pines.
"They are delighted to be playing together again Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities," says a spokesman.
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