Bulgarian pianist featured in latest ‘Musical Heals Us’ concert in Madison Feb. 2
Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Juilliard-trained violist Molly Carr’s continuing series of benefit concerts called “Project: Music Heals Us” are set in the town and vicinity of her grandparents home in Guilford. This season’s third concert, “Trans-Atlantic Transitions,” will take place in Madison Friday, Feb. 2.
Tickets to the chamber music concert directly subsidize additional “Healing Concerts” played in local nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, homeless shelters and prisons.
Featured Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has won renown for her superb technical mastery and for the nuance and vitality that she brings to her performances, a news released points out. Carr, a 30-ish soloist who plays throughout North American and internationally, will also perform.
(Carr overcame a household hand injury and several surgeries in late 2013 but in recovery, she began to pursue a nursing-aide certificate from the American Red Cross, where she built friendships with a number of patients. “I promised this patient that I would come back to play my viola for her when I was healed. She was the inspiration for this whole project,” Carr told us in 2014.)
This concert will feature works of early to mid-20th century American and British composers. A pre-concert talk will begin at 7 p.m. and a featured young artist from the state will perform at 6:45 p.m.
Madison First Congregational Church, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison. Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. $20/$5 students or a donation of nonperishable food items.