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On July 28 at 3:00 PM‚ Suzanne Mueller will perform the first-ever solo cello concert on the West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series at Old Westbury Gardens (LI NY)‚ presented in affiliation with Vox Novus’s Composer’s Voice.  The event will be the release concert for Suzanne’s new CD  Solitaire. Interwoven into that music will be works written especially for the occasion in response to a call for submissions by Vox Novus’s Composer’s Voice on the theme  Decade‚ in honor of Suzanne’s 10 years as West Porch BeechTree Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens .

The program (* indicates music from the CD):

Jimmy Pigott – Cl’Oud*
Alexander Scheetz – Decayed
J.S. Bach – Sarabande from Suite No. 5 in C Minor*
Gigue from Suite No. 5 in C Minor*
Barbara Bach Sternberg – Bitter Tears*
Masatora Goya -Red
Greg Bartholomew – Rollick & Romp*
Kit Mills – Reflections
Nicholas Chen McConnell – Step by Step*
Carol Worthey – Solitaire: Theme and Variations*
J. P. Redmond – Matthias’s Walk*
Guy Shaked – The Sparrow
Lawrence Kramer – Prelude (from Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello)*
Michael Weiner – De-Cadenced
Bettie Ross – Milestone*
David Wolfson – Time and Tide (Benediction)* – This is a cello quartet which will be performed in a special solo version with remixed tracks from the album‚ courtesy of the composer and recording engineer Mark McCarron.
Douglas DaSilva – Dez Anos na Vida de um Jangdeiro

Everyone present at the end of the concert will receive a free copy of Solitaire!

Old Westbury Gardens is one of the most beautiful destinations on Long Island. With its historic mansion and incredibly gorgeous grounds (featured in movies from Love Story and North by Northwest to Hitch and American Gangster, and in television shows including Sex and the City and, most recently, Royal Pains), it’s a great place to spend the day, and there’s ALWAYS a breeze.

So, bring a picnic and a blanket or chair (or not – there are benches and chairs available – a hat is advised, as shade is limited) and enjoy an hour of great music in an enchanting setting. And, while you’re there, take a tour of the house and/or gardens – the docents are both knowledgeable and welcoming. In the event of rain (or significant threat thereof), we’ll be in the lovely Red Ballroom, so please don’t let bad weather keep you away (you can still take a tour of the house, too)!

The concert is free. Admission to the Gardens (including tours) is $10 for adults; $8 for mature adults (over 62); $5 for children 7-17; and free for children under 7.

For directions‚ go to htp://www.oldwestburygardens.org

For more information about Suzanne‚ see her website: http://suzannemuellercellist.org/.

Contact Suzanne at cellist@crossisland.net.

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