SPRINGFIELD – Flutist Sarah Paysnick and viola da gamba player David Miller – both natives of Longmeadow — will be performing with Musical Offering, an exciting new chamber music ensemble, on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Musical Offering will present works from the 18th-century French Royal chamber including music by the prodigy Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, cantatas by Rameau and Clérambault, and the most beloved of Telemann’s Quatuours parisiens.
Sarah Paysnick performs regularly with many period ensembles and won the National Flute Association’s Baroque Artist competition in 2009. She is a graduate of Longmeadow High School and holds degrees from Ithaca College, the University of Texas at Austin and the Longy School of Music. She is the daughter of Michael and Beth Paysnick of Longmeadow.
David H. Miller studied music at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude with highest honors and earned a Paine Fellowship for postgraduate study in Vienna, Austria. He performs on a variety of early and modern bowed bass instruments, including modern and Baroque double bass, viola da gamba, and violone, and has studied with Jane Hershey, Anne Trout, Uli Fussenegger, and Lawrence Wolfe.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for children ages 12 and under.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the performance at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield or by calling 413-739-4715. For more information visit www.springfieldjcc.org.