The last concert in the Maple Museum Free Music Series will feature a choir of eight cellos and guest soprano Lianna Aharony, performing a program of classical and popular compositions at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maple Museum at 221 Creamery St. in Jefferson. The program includes pieces from the baroque period through the end of the 20th century. The ensemble, led by Linda Magill of Jefferson, has been having a good time putting together a program that explores the cello’s wide range of sound and its versatility in both lively and somber pieces. One piece, a barcarolle composed in 1860, is said to evoke the rhythm of gondoliers’ oars as they glide through the canals of Venice.
Following the concert there will be a reception featuring foods from the farms of Jefferson, and a drawing for gift baskets made up from local products and gift certificates.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Aharony is a graduate of the The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Receiving a status of exceptional musician upon being drafted to the IDF, she performed as a vocal soloist across Israel, as well as during visits of the chief of staff to the UK and Poland. She has sung in concert halls in Japan, Portugal, Russia, Italy and Turkey, and performed with the Israeli Philharmonic and the Israeli Symphonic Orchestras, among others.