Music in the Park Series presents Erin Keefe and Anna Polonsky

The Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series will present violinist Erin Keefe and Russian-born pianist Anna Polonsky on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave.

A pre-concert discussion will be held at 3 p.m. at the church.

Keefe, who is concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, makes her Twin Cities recital debut in a program that will feature works by Beethoven, Lutoslawski, Smetana and “Valentines” for violin and piano by Minnesotan David Evan Thomas.

Keefe has been hailed as “an impressive violin soloist” by the New York Times and has established a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity.

Keefe earned a master of music degree from the Juilliard School and a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. She performs on a Nicolo Gagliano violin from 1732.

Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia. She immigrated to the United States in 1990 and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School.

A member of the Schumann Trio, Polonsky also collaborates in a two-piano duo with her husband, pianist Orion Weiss. In addition to performing, she serves on the piano faculty of Vassar College.

Tickets for the performance are $24. You can buy them online at schubert.org/musicinthepark or call 651-292-3268.

Founded more than 30 years ago, the Music in the Park Series engages outstanding artists and chamber ensembles to present concerts in St. Anthony Park’s United Church of Christ.

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