LONG LAKE - A recital of classical works as well as some more modern pieces will be given at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Long Lake.
Herb Chatzky has received many awards as a pianist and organist, as well as a horn player, accompanist and conductor, including awards of the Philomusic Society, Gardner Museum of Boston and New York Philharmonic Composition Prize. He was a member of the Juilliard Accompanying Staff at age 16, held scholarships on both piano and french-horn, and was later awarded the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship and Juilliard Teaching Fellowship. During his professional career he has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Carl Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center and many other venues. With the Hartford Symphony, Mr. Chatzky performed the Gershwin Concerto in F under the direction of Arthur Fiedler.
He has served as audition pianist for the Connecticut Opera, Joy of Singing and NBC Studios. Before moving to Newcomb, Mr. Chatzky had a long career as organist and music director for Simsbury Methodist Church and Second Congregational Church of Manchester, CT, and most recently, Temple Beth Israel of West Hartford, CT, one of the largest congregations in the United States.
Presently, Mr. Chatzky is director of the Manchester Young Artist Competition, Newcomb Friends For Music Concerts, and serves as organist for Newcomb and Long Lake United Methodist Churches.
Among the composers represented will be Rachamaninoff, Brahms, Strauss, Bach and Grieg, while Harlem Rag and Londonderry Air will lend a lighter note.
A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is the first in a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, call 624 2056.