The Roxbury Arts Group’s next Essential Thursdays concert will feature Strings by Way of Juilliard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Old School Baptist Church.

The concert, part of RAG’s 40th Anniversary “Season of Free” will feature a trio of Juilliard students, Noah Koh, Rae Gallimore and Byungchan Lee, playing classical viola, violin and cello.

Lee, a native of Vancouver, Canada, made his concerto debut at age 12. Since then, he has garnered international recognition as a prizewinner at the Yuri Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, as one of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30, and for performing alongside Stevie Wonder for the “Songs in the Key of Life” tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Lee was named one of CBC Radio’s “Next!” classical music stars and recorded two national broadcasts for CBC/Radio-Canada.

Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Galimore is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory,  and is continuing her graduate studies at the Juilliard School. An avid chamber music player, Galimore was the violist in the Mazarine String Quartet and involved in educational outreach programs at hospitals, senior homes and public schools in Boston. 

Koh, cellist and chamber musician, was born and raised in Queens, and is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, which he expects to finish in 2020. When he is not working at meeting school requirements, Koh performs with local orchestras and chamber groups at public and private events in addition to teaching lessons. Koh is familiar with the Catskills as he  his family have frequented the area for four generations, according to the media release.

The venue is at county Route 36 and Cartwright Road near the hamlet of Vega in the town of Roxbury.  Free tickets can be reserved at Dinner from a food truck will be available starting at 6 p.m. Call 607-326-7908 or visit for more information. 

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