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Mon, 05/22/2023 - 14:57
Rupert Boyd and Laura Metcalf will perform a program of classical, modern, and contemporary music at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.
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Jazz Trio
The East Hampton Presbyterian Church will host Gil Gutierrez in the next Hamptons Jazz Fest concert on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Gutierrez, who began his career studying classical guitar in Oaxaca, Mexico, has since branched out to jazz, flamenco, and son Cubano.

Since 2007, he has directed and performed in more than 60 concerts with the trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5, appearing with symphony orchestras in Baltimore, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Nashville, and San Diego, among others. 

Mr. Gutierrez has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and the Jesse H. Jones Hall in Houston.

He will be accompanied on Sunday by Bob Stern on violin and Dave Rodriguez on bass. Tickets are $20.

Rising Stars
Jacopo and Maddalena Giacopuzzi, a brother and sister duo and Pianofest alumni, are up next on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center. 

Both siblings have won prestigious competitions, and as soloists and chamber musicians, they have performed recitals at festivals, venues, and concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. 

Saturday's program will include works by Respighi, Saint-Saens, Liszt, Smit, and Borodin. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, free for students under 21.

The cultural center has also announced its 2023 Concerts in the Park roster, which will kick off with a performance by Nancy Atlas Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Agawam Park. 

The series will resume on Wednesdays starting July 5 and continue through Aug. 30, with concerts at Agawam Park, Coopers Beach, and Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

Bach to Beatles
A recital by Rupert Boyd, a guitarist, and Laura Metcalf, a cellist, will take place at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 7 p.m. The duo, who are married, have toured worldwide, performing in the United States at Festival Napa Valley, the Morgan Library, and Newport Classical. 

Organized by Shelter Island Friends of Music, Sunday's program includes works by Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Lennon and McCartney, Bach, Messiaen, and others. Admission is free; a reception will follow the performance.

Rock at the Beach
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has announced its summer rock 'n' roll lineup, which will launch on June 3 with the Fast Lane, an Eagles tribute band. Subsequent shows include Jefferson Starship (June 25); Jessie's Girl's tribute to the music of the '80s (July 1); The Lovin' Spoonful (July 2), the Beach Boys (July 30), and Tommy James and the Shondells (Aug. 19).

A complete schedule of the center's offerings, including comedy, jazz, reggae, and country, is on the center's website


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