FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will host back-to-back concerts featuring Juilliard Stars as its 2015-2016 Concert Series continues in the New Year. The January 31, 2016 concert will feature Gregory Zelek, and the following week, on February 5, 2016 the Peter and Will Anderson Trio will take the stage.
With an admittance rate of less than 7 percent, the Juilliard School is renowned as a world leader in performance arts education.
"This institution is known globally for accepting only the best musicians, and we are honored and excited to be able to present these talented artists and their music to the South Florida community," said Chelsea Chen, Artistic Director of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Concert Series.
Gregory Zelek, a native of South Florida, is a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship - a merit-based scholarship awarded to a select group of students at the Juilliard School, which covers tuition and living expenses. He is increasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists in the American organ scene, and, in addition to concertizing throughout the United States, he has performed with orchestras worldwide as both a soloist and professional ensemble member.
The Gregory Zelek Organ Concert will be held in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4 p.m. Zelek's repertoire will include Julius Reubke's epic Sonata on the 94th Psalm and John Weaver's Fantasia.
This will be Zelek's first concert in South Florida.
The following week, on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7 p.m., the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Concert Series will continue with a concert by the Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio in the church's Chapel.
"The Anderson brothers are not only dynamic performers but also creative story-tellers on the history of Jazz," said Chen.
Peter and Will are twin brothers who attended Juilliard together and have gone on to have a stellar jazz career. Hailed by the New York Times as "virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone," the Anderson brothers have been performing Jazz worldwide. Their ensemble has performed in thirty U.S. States, toured Japan, and was featured four times in the famed "Highlights in Jazz" series, alongside legends Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, and Wycliffe Gordon.
There are six concerts remaining in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 2015-2016 Concert Series. To purchase tickets for the upcoming concerts, visit http://bit.ly/crpcconcerts.
Tickets for the concerts are $25 for preferred seating, $15 for general admission, $10 for senior admission, and $5 for student admission. To purchase individual tickets for any of the concerts in the series, visit http://bit.ly/crpcconcerts. Subscription packages are also available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/subscription-packages-for-the-2015-2016-season-tickets-18441653482. Purchasers of a subscription package of five concerts will receive a 10% discount.
Other upcoming concerts in the series include:
Chelsea Chen | Organ and Strings
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary
United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir Concert – Free Concert
Friday, March 18, 2016, 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Luke Ferraguti and Thomas Ridgway Piano Concert
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Chapel
Florida Singing Sons Boychoir
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary
For more information about the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 2015-2016 Concert Series or any other church programs, visit www.crpc.org/concertseries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (954) 334 - 5174.
About Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Founded along the Pompano border by Rev. D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church has been declaring and demonstrating the liberating power of the Gospel since 1959. The church now offers a Sunday morning worship service at 10:15 a.m. and numerous opportunities to worship, connect and serve. Connect with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church by visiting the church's website at www.crpc.org, Facebook page at facebook.com/coralridgechurch, or Twitter page at twitter.com/coralridgepc.
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