Santa Barbara-based pianist Robert Cassidy will perform a solo recital on Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. The program includes Chopin’s gorgeous Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Debussy’s Preludes Book II, depicting magical, impressionist scenes, and Schubert’s sublime Sonata in B-flat Major. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization providing food, shelter, and recovery programs for the homeless.
Dr. Robert Cassidy has received critical acclaim for his performances and recordings of both solo piano repertoire and chamber music. ClevelandClassical has described Cassidy’s playing as “deft and crystalline.” His piano, violin, and cello ensemble, Almeda Trio (almedatrio.com), is in residence at The Music Settlement, a Cleveland community music school. Almeda Trio performs often in northern Ohio and in national appearances on tour.
For more information, please call (805) 963-3579.