Stone Arch Trio: “Four Seasons for Three”

Sun, Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm

Gather at our café tables to enjoy light refreshments during this hour-long concert of lighthearted piano trios performed by the Stone Arch Trio: Bonnie Anderson on piano, Shay Rudolph on cello, and Lisa Kempskie on violin.
The repertoire includes Vivaldi’s “Spring,” Piazzolla’s “Summer,” Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” Frank Bridge’s Miniatures, and more. The performers will speak from the stage about the music.


    • Café-style seating
    • Vaccinations required
    • Advance purchase online
    • Suggested Donation at the door

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About the Artists

Bonnie Anderson, Keyboard

Bonnie has a varied career playing chamber music, recitals, church services, weddings, memorial services, orchestra concerts, and teaching students ages 12-86. Bonnie especially enjoys collaborating with musicians from the Boston Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Highlights of her collaborations include a performance of Hindemith’s Trio for Saxophone, Viola and Piano with Branford Marsalis and Christof Huebner at the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Series, a recital with trumpeter Joseph Foley at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra “Unleashed Series” in Houston, recitals with Four-Hand Piano partner Stella Owen in Boston, and guest pianist with Music on the Hill Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island. As orchestral pianist, Bonnie performs with Orchestra of Indian Hill and as substitute keyboard player with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Concord Orchestra, and Portland Symphony. An enthusiastic educator, Bonnie teaches part-time at Phillips Andover Academy, at her studio in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and online via FaceTime and Zoom. Projects during quarantine have included outdoor concerts with piano partner Stella Owen on two keyboards, weekly workshops with students online, and preparing for a solo video project at Shalin Liu Performance Center. Bonnie’s recordings include a solo piano disc, collaborative disc with Joe Foley (trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn), and sample recording with cellist Trevor Handy. Bonnie grew up in Westford and graduated from Westford Academy. She studied at the Juilliard School, Michigan State University, the French Piano Institute in Paris, and received her doctorate in piano performance from Boston University.  

Shay Rudolph, Cello

Shay Rudolph’s first love is chamber music, particularly the string quartet.  She began studying the cello at age 8 and was playing recorder-and-cello chamber music with her parents as soon as she could play a part on her own. As a music student at Boston University, it was her first semester of chamber music that really sold her on music performance as a career.

Orchestral and choral concerts make up a large portion of her schedule.  She serves as Assistant Principal Cellist with the New Bedford Symphony, is a contracted member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, is Principal Cellist of the New Hampshire Philharmonic, and can often be seen performing with Portland Symphony, Newburyport Choral Society, and Worcester Chorus, along with a host of other ensembles and church groups in venues throughout the Northeast.

Lisa Kempskie, Violin

Lisa Kempskie has a degree in violin performance from UMass Lowell and has done graduate work in music education at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Equally comfortable on violin and viola, she freelances throughout the greater Boston area and is currently principal viola of the Lexington Symphony. For seven years, Lisa directed the elementary and middle school string program in the Winchester Public Schools, and she is currently on the faculty of the Westford Suzuki School. She also has studied bow-making, repair, and re-hair at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute in New Hampshire, and works as a repair person for regional string companies as well as many local players. Lisa is a certified music practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program, which trains musicians to aid the sick and terminally ill through individually-tailored live therapeutic music.

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