Concerts at Christ Church to present violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins in recital Sunday

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Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Christ Church, Pelham.

January 9, 2020 – Pelham, New York. Concerts at Christ Church, a community outreach of Christ Church, Pelham, the Episcopal Church in Pelham, New York is pleased to present concert violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins in recital on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm.   Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students of any age, and may be purchased from the church’s music office or online at http://concertsatchristchurchpelham.org. Christ Church is located at 1415 Pelhamdale Avenue (at the intersection of Pelhamdale Avenue and Shore Road/Pelham Road) in Pelham Manor, New York.

About Kelly Hall-Tompkins: Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize and featured in the Smithsonian Museum for African-American History, Ms. Hall-Tompkins is a violin soloist entrepreneur who has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music Magazine) and as New York Times “New Yorker of the Year.” Named by WQXR as one of “20 for ‘20: artists to watch for the coming year.’ she has appeared as co-soloist in Carnegie Hall with Glenn Dicterow and conductor Leonard Slatkin, in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, at Lincoln Center and with the Symphonies of Dallas, Jacksonville, Oakland, recitals in Paris, New York, Toronto, Washington, Chicago, and festivals of Tanglewood, Ravinia, Santa Fe, France, Germany and Italy. She was “Fiddler”/Violin Soloist of the Grammy/Tony-nominated Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. Inspired by her experience, she commissioned and developed the first ever Fiddler solo disc of all new arrangements, “The Fiddler Expanding Tradition,” which is featured in the new documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” on the 55-year history of the musical. As founder of Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul, Kelly Hall-Tompkins is a pioneer of social justice in classical music, bringing top artists in over 100 concerts coast to coast in homeless shelters from New York to Los Angeles and internationally in Paris, France. Music Kitchen makes its Carnegie Hall debut to present the Forgotten Voices Song Cycle May 21,2020 in Association with Carnegie Hall.

About Concerts at Christ Church: A community outreach of Pelham’s historic Christ Church, Concerts at Christ Church endeavors to bring affordable, quality performances by leading international artists to the Pelham and surrounding communities of Southern Westchester County in New York. In the 2019-2020 season, Concerts at Christ Church is celebrating the arrival and installation of the new Jack Hennigan Memorial Organ, Montreal-based Juget-Sinclair Facteurs d’Orgues, Op. 51, a 2-manual/pedal – 33 stop pipe organ in Christ Church. This new instrument will be featured throughout the season and in coming seasons, beginning with the dedicatory recital by Daniel Roth, the acclaimed titular organist of St. Sulpice Church in Paris on February 15, 2020.