Sunday Afternoons Live Presents The Many Faces of Love at First Congregational Church

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Contributed photo: Christopher James Lees is a prize-winning orchestral conductor.

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Contributed photo. Lindsay Kesselman is an American soprano currently on tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble as a member of his groundbreaking opera, Einstein on the Beach.

First Congregational Church of Greenwich’s ever popular Sunday Afternoons Live concert series continues on Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 pm with The Many Faces of Love featuring Lindsay Kesselman, soprano, and Christopher James Lees, pianist.

The Many Faces of Love presents a stirring assortment of pieces that bring light to various corners, many rarely heard, of this elusive emotion.  Using contemporary American vocal music, sacred and romantic songs are intermixed with passionate, flights of fancy, darkly private and overwhelmingly exuberant expressions of affection. We guarantee you’ll “love” it.

Lindsay Kesselman is an American soprano currently on tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble as a member of his groundbreaking opera, Einstein on the Beach.  A specialist in contemporary vocal repertoire and chamber music, Ms. Kesselman actively commissions and records accessible, vibrant, and thought provoking music of our time.

Christopher James Lees is a prize-winning orchestral conductor, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and National Arts Centre Orchestra among many others.  He is the Associate Director of Orchestras at the University of Michigan and moonlights as a collaborative pianist, primarily of contemporary vocal music.

This concert will be held in the intimate setting of our auditorium at First Church, complete with coffee, tea and light snacks.  Our Sunday Afternoons Live season, this year, is gratefully underwritten by the late Stella Miazga, a non-church member who attended our concerts and generously bequeathed funds to support the series after her death.

This concert series concludes on February 23 with Music of Bach’s Time and Our Timewith Masayuki Maki, harpsichord in the Meetinghouse of First Congregational Church of Greenwich.

More details about each program in this concert series can be found on the church website

First Congregational Church of Greenwich is located at 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich (across from Binney Park).

 

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