Cherry Hill Concerts

Cherry Hill Plantation

Cherry Hill, built in 1858, is the home of the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation and the venue for several classical music concerts each year. Concerts are open to the public for a nominal donation of $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per student, and children 12 and under are free. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons in the spring and fall. Pianists, violinists, vocalists, and artists with other musical talents perform in the old world tradition of using private homes rather than concert halls. A magnificent concert grand graces the spacious entry hall and is the focal point for each performance. Refreshments are served following the event, and the artists visit with their audience in the dining room and parlors of the plantation house.

This historic property is located in the Inez community of Warren County, North Carolina, approximately 1 hour north of Raleigh.

SPRING 2016 – A CELEBRATION OF THE PIANO

Posted on: May 17th, 2016

Cherry Hill’s spring concert series, A Celebration of the Piano, reaches a crescendo on May 22nd with the performances of Andrew Willis and six of his most gifted graduate students from UNC-Greensboro. Dr. Willis, Professor of Music at UNCG, is well-known for his work with various keyboard instruments and his commitment to the study, performance and teaching of the widest possible range of repertoire. In past performances at Cherry Hill and on the Greensboro campus, Dr. Willis and other professors of music have presented the biannual Focus on Piano featuring immersion into the life and compositions of one composer. This year he and his students will delight their audience with a performance of works by a number of musical geniuses as they play compositions of Brahms, Debussey, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Faure, von Weber, and Moscheles.

In addition to performing individually on the magnificent Steinway concert grand, some of the pianists will perform on two pianos. Dr. Willis relishes the opportunity to work with these incredibly talented students from all over the United States. They include Walton Lott and Colin McDearman from Mississippi; Karl Metzger from Ohio; Stephanie Schmidt from Wisconsin; Robin Morace from New York; and Daniel Seyfried from Idaho. The concert will begin at 3:00 PM, and admission is taken at the door. The price of the performance is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free admission for children 12 and under. A reception in the dining room of the 1850’s plantation home of the Alston family will follow the performance.