Award-winning cellist to perform in Jaffrey

  • Master cellist Andrew Koutroubas plans to perform at the Park Theatre’s River Street Theatre on June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Courtesy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:23PM

Creativity Foundation Legacy Prize winner in 2017, master cellist Andrew Koutroubas plans to perform at the Park Theatre’s River Street Theatre Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be part of The RST Summer Concert Series.

A native of Southern New Hampshire, Koutroubas began studying the cello with Charlotte Hawkins of Lyndeborough at the age of 11. He quickly excelled, and performed Mozart string quartets and arranged works by J.S. Bach at festivals, places of worship and nursing homes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with the Hawkins family quartet. 

Koutroubas has played with the El Sistema Side by Side Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, the Peterborough Community Orchestra under Peter Szep, the Worcester Youth Collegium Orchestra under Ian Watson, the Southern New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Grounded in the classical tradition, Andrew has a taste for contemporary trends, and has performed and recorded with rock, folk and indie bands throughout New England. He has performed at Sanders Theater, Kresge Auditorium, and the Knafel Center, all in Cambridge, Mass., and at the M. Steinert & Sons Performance Hall in Boston.

In 2017, Andrew was one of 6 individuals chosen nationwide for the prestigious Creativity Foundation Legacy Prize. The Creativity Foundation is “dedicated to recognizing creative and gifted individuals, and encouraging them to share what they have discovered about creativity with one another and with the public.”

His performance at the River Street Theatre is entitled “A Summer Soundscape Evening” and it will be a sonic expedition through diverse national styles, of folk and of royalty. It will include music from the age of enlightenment and beyond featuring compositions for Unaccompanied Cello by: Evaristo Felice Dall’abaco (1675-1742) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901) Jean-Louis Duport (1749-1819) Friedrick Dotzauer (1783-1860) and others.

Tickets for “Andrew Koutroubas: A Summer Soundscape Evening” are $12 and can be purchased by calling the RST box office at (603) 532-8888 or by visiting online at riverst.org. Due to the limited size of the RST, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.