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  •    Pianofest usually holds most of its concerts at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton, with occasional events at other venues. With the completion of Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton a few years ago, several concerts have been held there each season as well. On July 24, a number of Pianofest participants presented a concert in this beautifully appointed space with its outstanding acoustics.

  •    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.

  •     A concert reading of “Giovanni the Fearless,” a new musical by the composer Mira J. Spektor and the lyricist Carolyn Balducci based on a classic Italian folk tale, will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday evening at 7:30.

  •     Music by three composers was linked together by a common theme at a Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival concert on Sunday.

  •     What do a classical pianist, an action-film drug dealer, and a reality show producer have in common (other than sounding like a trio who might walk into a bar in a bad joke)?

  • For an increasing number, a good reason to be on the South Fork in summer is music. Not only have Music to Know and Escape to New York sprouted, but concerts in classical genres have increased in number.
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  • On Sunday afternoon the Chamber Players of the Southampton Cultural Center presented the fifth annual Composers of the East End concert, featuring...