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June 28, 2013

Annual Quiet Concert set for Thursday

The Daily Star

---- — The Catskill Conservatory will present A Quiet Concert for the Fourth, it’s 16th-annual Independence-Day gathering in memory of Louise Porter Moore, on Thursday at the Windfall Dutch Barn in Salt Springville. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a potluck supper at this historic location, which was restored by Moore, with the assistance of a group of volunteers, and deeded as a public trust in 1976. 

It dates to pre-Revolutionary-War days and served as a bivouac and staging area for General Clinton’s army when it was preparing for their trip down the Susquehanna during the war.  The Barn is listed on the New York State and Federal Registries of Historic Places.

This year’s concert will feature Christine Diwyk in an hour-long program of solo piano music by American composers.  Diwyk has a diversified career as a solo artist, chamber musician and teacher. As an ‘Artistic Ambassador’ for the United States, she has performed concerts featuring works by American composers at U.S. embassies around the world under the auspices of the United States Information Agency. Her career was launched in Carnegie Hall as the winner of Artist International’s Young Music Auditions. She is co-founder of Musicians for Peace, an organization dedicated to raising funds for humanitarian causes. Thursday’s concert will be her third at the Windfall Dutch Barn and her 12th solo performance in Central New York.

The concert, presented by the Catskill Conservatory, and open to the public. For the potluck supper, the Conservatory will furnish table services and beverages, with audience members invited to bring a dish to share. For more information call 436-3419  or visit