Dover UCC to host Brahms performance

The Forest Park String Quartet will perform Johannes Brahms’ monumental "Piano Quintet in F Minor" featuring guest pianist Coren Mino on Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Dover Congregational UCC, 2239 Dover Center Road in Westlake.

Brahms completed the "Piano Quintet in F Minor" during the summer of 1864 and published it in 1865. It was dedicated to Her Royal Highness Princess Anna of Hesse. It is written for piano and string quartet (two violins, viola and cello). Pianist Coren Mino will join the quartet for this performance. Mino holds a degree in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the late Eunice Podis. Before that her teacher was her father, retired concert pianist Morton Estrin.

The concert will benefit Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC), a non-partisan interfaith coalition of faith communities (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) in Cuyahoga County working together for social justice, improved educational opportunities, and expanding health care in Cuyahoga County. Dover Congregational UCC has been an active member of GCC for four years. A free-will offering (cash, checks or credit card) will be accepted to continue the work of GCC. No reservations for the concert are required.

The Forest Park String Quartet was formed in 2014 from members of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed in several venues in the Greater Cleveland area. Members of the quartet are Evan Kleve, violin; Kelsey Fischer, violin; Anna Risch, viola; and John Kukula, cello. The concert will open with the world premiere of a composition by Cleveland’s own Buck McDaniel, composer, vocalist and organist.

The concert will be preceded by a lasagna dinner at 5:30 in Dover’s Thomas Hall. Reservations for the dinner are required and can be made by calling the church office before June 8. Telephone 440-871-1050. A free-will offering will be taken for the dinner.

John Rinehart

Minister of Justice Dover Congregational UCC

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:52 AM, 06.07.2016