Benefit violin, piano concert Saturday for Saranac Lake Rescue Squad

Timothy Bilodeau (standing) and Miles Goldberg (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – The Senior Volunteer Fundraising Committee at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 of violin and piano music performed by violinist Timothy Bilodeau and accompanied by Miles Goldberg, staff member of the Boston Conservatory. This performance will be held at the Methodist Church in Saranac Lake.

All donations will go to the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad.

This program will feature a mix of works by J.S. Bach, Barber, Faure and a surprise piece as well.

Having worked together over the past five years, Timothy and Miles have performed music in a variety of settings, from recital halls to performing art centers throughout the greater Boston area. They have recently begun to change their repertoire to feature works by 20th century American composers who wrote and performed genres such as ragtime and jazz. The program that Tim and Miles will present in Saranac Lake reflects this shift, and will feature many of their own personal favorites from the classical concert repertoire in addition to a crossover genre surprise. “Be sure to bring an open pair of ears and an appetite for the unexpected!” says organizer Gail Wrenn.

Timothy Bilodeau is a violinist who is currently studying at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Having studied at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Timothy has performed and recorded with various orchestras and ensembles in genres ranging from classical to bebop to Armenian Folk Music. Apart from chamber music, Timothy frequently organizes and performs in concerts and recitals around the Boston area, including his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. When not busy studying or performing, Tim loves contra dancing and inventing more comfortable shoulder rests for his violin.

Pianist Miles Goldberg, a native of Newark, Delaware, received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. As a recipient of a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship, Miles continued his studies in Freiburg, Germany. Later in the U.S., Miles attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and received a master’s degree in piano accompaniment and chamber music. He completed a doctoral degree in collaborative piano at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Miles has performed in various music festivals in the U.S. as well as in Carnegie Hall, both as a soloist and as pianist for the Huntington Trio. Miles has also performed on tour in France and Germany with cellist Therese Meyer. Currently residing in the Boston Area, he has served as staff pianist at the New England Conservatory and he is currently staff pianist at the Boston Conservancy at Berklee.

Sponsors who made this concert possible are as follows: Cape Air, the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, and various anonymous donors.

This program is open to the public and monetary donations will be accepted.


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