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The Gossamer Trio

Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

New York Philharmonic Principal harpist and Carmel High School graduate, Nancy Allen, returns to perform in our area with The Gossamer Trio. This benefit concert for the Friends of Classical Music will be held at the Sedgewood Boathouse, 1026 Barrett Circle West in Kent, during which the program’s founder, Midhat Serbagi, will also be honored.


The Gossamer Trio is the collaboration of New York Philharmonic Principal Harpist Nancy Allen, with internationally renowned flutist Carol Wincenc and emerging artist Claire Solomon, cello, to form one of the most dynamic trios that this instrumental combination can produce. Merging their individual skills of high artistry and extraordinary technical command, they explore a vast range of repertoire rich in color, texture and imagination. These artists stand at the top of their field, winning first prizes in U.S. and international competitions. As soloists, they have been featured with symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras across the country and in Hong Kong and England, and have performed, toured, or recorded with some of today’s most esteemed chamber groups. 


Ticket Information:

For those who would care to support the Friends of Classical Music with an additional donation, there is a luncheon in the elegant home of a fellow supporter prior to the concert. Cost for this ticket which includes the luncheon and concert is $100.


Concert tickets are $45 with discounts for AotL members ($35). Additional discounts are available for students ($15) and for participants (and families) of AotL Summer music camps.


Tickets are available at or by calling (845) 228-2685. For further information please contact Ed Durkee at (845) 228-2685 or email

This performance will be held at the Sedgewood Boathouse located at 1026 Barrett Circle West, Kent NY 10512.

About the Event

Carol Wincenc (pronounced win-sense) (born June 29, 1949 is known for her solo and chamber music performances and her support of new music for flute. She is on the faculty of the Juilliard School and Stony Brook University. Wincenc has been a soloist with the Chicago, San Francisco and London Symphonies, the Netherlands Concertgebouw, and the Warsaw Philharmonic. She has appeared as a performer and teacher at Aspen, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, and Music@Menlo music festivals. In 2005 at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards the small ensemble of which Wincenc is a part was nominated for a Grammy Award for a recording of Yehudi Wyner’s works. A recording of Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto for Telarc, on which she performed with Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony, was awarded the Diapason d’Or. In 2007 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Brevard Music Center, and in 2011 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Manhattan School of Music and the National Flute Association (N.F.A.) Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Wincenc has appeared with the St. Louis, Atlanta, and Seattle Symphonies; the Los Angeles and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras; and at the Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Caramoor, Marlboro, Sarasota, and Music @ Menlo festivals. Overseas, Ms. Wincenc has given acclaimed performances with the London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, and at the Aldeburgh, Budapest, Tivoli and Frankfurt international music festivals. Equally sought after as a chamber musician, Ms. Wincenc has collaborated with the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Cleveland String Quartets; performed with sopranos Jessye Norman and Elly Ameling; pianist Emanuel Ax; and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Hailed by the New York Times, as “a major artist” following her New York recital debut in 1975, Nancy Allen joined the New York Philharmonic in June of 1999 as Principal Harpist. She maintains a busy international concert schedule as well as heading the harp departments of The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. In addition, Ms. Allen appears regularly with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Allen has appeared on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center with The Chamber Music Society, as well as with Ms. Battle, and has performed as a recitalist for Music at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Ms. Allen’s recording of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with the Tokyo Quartet, flutist Ransom Wilson, and clarinetist David Shifrin received a Grammy Award nomination; she canalso be heard on Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, and CRI.

American cellist Claire Solomon is pursuing a Performer Diploma in Orchestral Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she recently completed her Master of Music degree studying under Eric Kim. She began playing the cello at the age of nine with IU alumnus David Krieger, and she performed with the Yonkers Philharmonic playing Haydn’s Concerto in C Major at 15. She graduated from Yale University in 2014, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at Yale, Solomon maintained her passion for the cello through a wide range of musical experiences, from a 12-cello rock ensemble called Low Strung, to an Afro-beat/hip-hop/classical ensemble based in Brooklyn, New York. In July of 2015, Claire was invited to perform with Low Strung at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Solomon has spent most of her summers attending the Aspen Music Festival and School in the Colorado mountains, where she frequently plays in the same orchestra as her mother, New York Philharmonic principal harpist Nancy Alle