Lake Carmel Arts Center
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Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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The Gossamer Trio

Sunday, August 27, 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 on Sunday, Aug 27 at 3 PM. 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 Trio consists of Carol Wincenc (flute), Nancy Allen (harp) and her daughter Claire Solomon (cello). This marks the 3rd generation of musicians with ties to Camel as Allen’s mother influenced many young students through her thirty plus years of teaching music at Carmel High School. Both of Allen’s sisters also are also noted musicians with major US orchestras.


Hailed by the New York Times, as "a major artist" following her New York recital debut, 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 and Yale School of Music. She also teaches at Stony Brook University.


New York Magazine named Carol Wincenc the "Queen of the Flute" at the outset of her, now, brilliant 48 year career. She was First Prize Winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition. A Grammy nominee, she has also performed through the world with numerous world class orchestras and chamber ensembles. Most recently she and Bryan Wagorn of the Metropolitan Opera performed to a sold out house at Weill Carnegie Hall for the "Naumburg Looks Back" series.


Allen and Wincenc have performed, toured, or recorded with some of today’s most esteemed chamber groups, such as the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where they have also been seen and heard on “Great Performers of Lincoln Center Live”. They appear regularly in today’s top chamber music festivals including Aspen, Marlboro, Santa Fe, La Jolla, Mostly Mozart, Vail, Portland, Seattle and Music from Menlo.


Emerging artist, Claire Solomon is the winner of the 2017 Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Cello Competition. She is pursuing a Performer Diploma in Orchestral Studies from IU where she completed her Master of Music. She has played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.


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.

$45.00 General Admission
$35.00 Member Admission
$15.00 Student Admission
$100.00 Special Luncheon and Concert