A piano recital by Tanya Gabrielian on Saturday marked the beginning of the 10th anniversary season of the Rising Stars piano series at the Southampton Cultural Center.
Ms. Gabrielian has performed on four continents and in many top-name venues, has won a number of highly respected competitions, and recently completed studies at the Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the artist diploma program, which is a very selective postgraduate residency program.
A new festival offering classical music along with pop, opera, and Broadway is coming to the South Fork before the season ends. From Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, six concerts featuring the Salomé Chamber Orchestra are scheduled to take place in various venues.
The featured soloists will be David Aaron Carpenter, a rising-star violist and one of the founders of the orchestra; the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and the Swiss operatic soprano Amanda Bollag.
The fourth concert of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, held last Thursday at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church and called “Winds of Change,” featured winds, strings, and piano. It included a lesser-known sextet and a sharp-witted musical collage, which were bookended by two of the more standard chamber music fare.