South Salem Presbyterian Church To Kick Off Concert Series

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Renowned pianist Hyperion Knight kicks off the South Salem Presbyterian Church's "Sundays at 4" fall concert series this weekend.
Renowned pianist Hyperion Knight kicks off the South Salem Presbyterian Church's "Sundays at 4" fall concert series this weekend. Photo Credit: Contributed

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The South Salem Presbyterian Church’s fall concert series, “Sundays at 4,” returns this Sunday with renowned concert pianist Hyperion Knight.

Knight will perform the music of George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Cole Porter.

Open to the public, the 4 p.m. concert series is produced by Mary Jane Newman who also serves as minster of music at the church.

Known for the diversity of his repertoire, Knight’s recordings range from Beethoven to the Beatles. A music critic noted, “a consummate showman, Knight has a caressing, liquid touch. His hands skim over the keys, often creating a shimmering sound as if the keyboard were ice and the musician the skater.”

Knight was born in Berkeley, Calif. and graduated at age 19 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. By the age of 22, he had received both a master’s degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and he was awarded the Arthur Loesser Prize upon graduation.

A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the concert.

Upcoming concerts in the “Sundays at 4” series include:

Nov. 4 – jazz pianist Pete Malinverni.

Nov. 18 – pianist Simon Ferraresi performing Beethoven and Chopin.

The South Salem Presbyterian Church is at 111 Spring St. Call 914-763-9282 for more information.

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