GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. -- Internationally acclaimed violinist Ani Kavafian usually has to travel long distances to play concerts but on Sunday, March 20, she'll be playing close to home as part of the South Salem-based Sanctuary Series .
Kavafian, a professor of music at Yale University and a Goldens Bridge resident, will appear with Pianist Lindsay Garritson, offering a "Les Liaisons Musicale" program featuring sonatas by Debussy and Fauré.
"To be amongst friends and family is right in my comfort zone.... especially in beautiful Westchester," said Kavafian of the upcoming show. "I usually have to travel long distances by planes to unfamiliar towns with unfamiliar audiences. This time we will be a mere 10 minutes away from home!
What will make this program unique -- aside from the pairing of the two well known artists -- is that in between the two violin and piano works, Garritson, an international performer and prize-winner at numerous competitions, will play three short works of Schubert.
"I'm looking forward to hearing these pieces, especially played by Lindsay, who is such a wonderful pianist and musician and who was a Yale School of Music graduate a couple of years ago," said Kavafian.
"This program contains such gorgeous works of music that I'm hoping our audience will be transfixed by the absolute beauty of every note," she added. "For me, the Debussy Sonata and the Faure Sonata are two contrasting works. Where the Debussy is a quintessential French impressionistic piece, the Faure is completely in the romantic tradition."
Go to www.thesanctuaryseries.org/ for more information. The show is at 3 p.m. at South Salem Presbyterian Church, located at 111 Spring St., (914) 763-9282.