Fifth Music at Millford

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Robert deMaine (cello), Nathan Cole (violin), and Ben Ullery (viola), all members of the LA Philharmonic.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pinewood, SC

The Fifth Music at Millford, held on Sunday, September 18, was a wonderful celebration of classical music and classical architecture with a fun and engaging group of friends and enthusiasts.

Robert deMaine, as Artistic Director, worked tirelessly with us over the course of the year to organize a special program to honor Millford in its 175th year. Robert dazzled us with his talents for the third year in a row, and Nathan Cole and Ben Ullery who were marvelous in their first concert in the double parlor. The program was made even more special as the string trio opened with an original composition by deMaine, Fanfare for Millford, which included an excerpt from Happy Birthday – what a fun surprise!

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A sold-out performance at this year’s anniversary concert.

The afternoon concluded with a new addition to the program – “Talk Back”- which allowed guests to converse with the musicians, ask questions and learn more about their instruments and their experiences traveling and playing for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. At the end of the concert, each guest was given a copy of our newest publication, a handsome celebratory volume on Millford and its 175 year old history by Margize Howell and Peter Kenny, with an introduction by Dick Jenrette.

We are so thankful to everyone who came out to celebrate with us during Millford’s 175th anniversary year and also to those who supported this program but were unable to attend. We are especially thankful to Wells Fargo, who generously sponsored the event and who were also able to join us for a special Sponsor’s dinner and concert on Saturday night in the dining room at Millford. Music at Millford would not have been possible without the dedication of our Benefit Committee, whose efforts have been invaluable in making Music at Millford a success each year. We are already getting excited about what 2017 will bring and we hope you will continue to join us in our adventures in preservation!


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A reception in the Dining Room followed the concert

Click on the links for video clips of the trio’s performances: Fanfare for Millford, composed by Robert deMaine for Millford’s 175th Anniversary, and Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471.

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