Lenten Concert Alert!
St. Stephen’s on the Green, Middlebury, VT March 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm
Works of J. S. Bach
Emily Sunderman, violinist George Matthew Jr. organist
- Sonata No. 1 in G Minor (Adagio, Fuga, Presto) BWV 1001
- Toccata in E BWV 566
- Air and Gavotte from Orchestral Suite II BWV 1068
Violinist Emily Sunderman moved to Cornwall, Vermont in 2004 to help her husband start Twig Farm, a goat dairy and artisan cheese business and so she could play chamber music with her dad, Bill Sunderman, a violist who retired in Whiting, VT. She began her violin studies at the Hartford Conservatory in 1973 at age three, studied violin performance at Hartt School of Music and privately with Arturo Delmoni, participated in camps and festivals including Point Counter Point, Lucerne, Apple Hill, New England Conservatory and LyricaFest, and studied Suzuki method violin pedagogy at Hartt and Ithaca College. She teaches violin and chamber music at the Middlebury Community Music Center and maintains an active performance practice. Recent performances include the Middlebury College Bach Festival, the Middlebury College – Town Hall Theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, The Vermont Theater Lab’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Rutland Paramount, the SONAD Mozart Festival, and the Middlebury Chamber Music Festival. Emily also plays in The Addison string quartet and a wedding band with guitarist Dayve Huckett and bassist Ron White.
George Matthew, Jr. has been carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University in Vermont since 1986. A church organist since the age of 13, he is currently organist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Middlebury, Vermont. From 2007 until 2011 he was Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church, Burlington. Mr. Matthew has been carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University since 1985.
He has played organ recitals in the New York and New England area, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands. In recent years, he has made a study of Russian organ music and has played a number of recitals of entirely Russian music on the organ. In July of 2012 he played the 12th such program for the Summer Russian School of Middlebury College. He has also presented Russian organ programs at Christ Church Methodist, Rochester, MN. In June 2004, he was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter American Guild of Organists. He has studied carillon with Arthur Bigelow and Frank Law, organ with Hugh Ross and Ernest White, and composition with David Barnett. He is a graduate of Columbia, Bridgeport, and Wesleyan Universities.