Duo Dara at Congregational church June 11

SHARON ­— Duo Dara, featuring Keren Schweitzer, flute, and Jason Lippmann, cello, will perform Saturday, June 11, at 8 p.m. at the Sharon Congregational Church. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Sharon Historical Society and Sharon Congregational Church. “Most people assume significant public buildings have enough members to properly support their preservation needs,” said Liz Shapiro, executive director of the historical society. “That is not usually the case, which is true for the historical society and the Congregational church.”This is the first joint event the historical society and the church have put on. Shapiro said neither had enough members to provide the necessary financial support to properly preserve their buildings for the long term.The concert program includes music of Beethoven, J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa Lobos. Both artists are donating their time for the evening. Lippmann joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 2004-05 season after five years of performing as a member of the New Jersey Symphony orchestra. Schweitzer has performed on several occasions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is currently an L.A. Philharmonic teaching artist. She is also the daughter of Sharon resident Dr. Laurence Schweitzer. A reception with the artists will be held at the Sharon Historical Society immediately following the performance.Tickets to the concert, $20 per person, may be purchased in advance by contacting the historical society at 860-364-5688 or sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.Shapiro said the organizers are trying to keep tickets prices relatively low so families can use this event as a way to introduce their children to classical and modern music. She also said families with many children can call to obtain a special reduced price.

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