Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Poetry, Piano and Pasta

With the arrival of warmer weather, the schedule of activities at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ashtabula is bursting into full bloom. Poetry, piano and pasta are on the schedule for the weekend of May 16 and 17.

At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, parishioner Dr. Janet Green will present a reading of her poetry in the Guild Room of the church. She holds a Ph.D. in Elizabethan English from the University of North Carolina. She has recently published a small paperback memoir describing her life with her mother, Elizabeth Lay Green, a memoir by her daughter Janet McNeill Green. The family name is no stranger in literary circles. Dr. Green is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green. All are welcome and invited to attend.

On Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 in the afternoon, the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio will return to St. Peter’s to perform a program of classical music. Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio members Stephen Rose, violin; Richard Weiss, cello; and Joela Jones, piano will be joined by guest artists Maximilian Dimoff, double bassist, and Dr. Timothy Kalil, pianist, for the concert in the sanctuary.

A pasta meal in the Parish Hall with members of the Trio will follow the concert. Seating for the meal is by reservation only. Anyone who wishes to make reservations for the meal should phone the church office (440-992-8100) between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. The deadline for reservations is noon on Friday, May 15. The poetry reading, the concert and the meal are free.

The Fine Arts Committee of the church sponsors the classical concert and pasta meal. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 4901 Main Avenue in Ashtabula.

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