Pianists Entertain at Luncheon
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities announces a luncheon Thursday, April 19, at noon in the Great Room.
Lydia Cantrell Gill and Maryanne Cantrell-Colas will present music for piano and four hands playing works by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943).
"The purpose of these events is to bring people, music with fine artists, and great food in a beautiful place," says a spokesman.
Katharine Lamont Boyd, wife of the author James Boyd, loved music and entertained outstanding artists at Weymouth during her lifetime. Hospitality, literature and music have always been connected with Weymouth, and continues through today's events.
Lydia Gill, local pianist and music educator, >did her undergraduate work at Duke University and her master's degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. >
After moving to Southern Pines, Gill served on the Weymouth Music Committee, sang and accompanied the Moore County Choral Society, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Choir and volunteered as a board member for the Arts Council, the N. C. Symphony local board, and the former Moore County Music Society.
Married to local attorney Douglas Gill, they have three grown children: Charlotte, Thomas and Catherine.
Maryanne Cantrell Colas showed her gift for music at a young age and at age 14 won first prize in the Young Concert Artists competition and performed with the Atlanta Symphony. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with honors and won an artist fellowship for graduate study at the University of Illinois.
In New York City, her home since university days, she has performed, studied, taught and coached music, as well as raised two daughters with her French husband, Pierre. In addition, she has her own literary agency.
After winning the Carl Friedberg Memorial Competition, she studied at Juilliard School, where she is still active as a pianist.
Colas has given recitals in New York City at the United Nations, Lincoln Center, the Hitchcock/Rockefeller Auditorium of the YWCA, and at Town Hall. In N. C., she has performed a solo recital on the Weymouth Chamber Music Concerts. In Europe she has performed at the Fountainebleau Festival and the Bolzano Festival in Italy. She has also been on the faculty of the Lyceum Kennedy, an independent French language school in New York City.
Weymouth Center is located on Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines.
"The Weymouth Music Committee is pleased to present this event on behalf of music programming at Weymouth," says a spokesman. "Please call (910) 692-6261 for further information and questions."
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