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.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PIANIST TO PERFORM AT CHERRY HILL

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

The spring concert season at Cherry Hill will conclude on June 25th with the annual student recital, performed this year by outstanding pianist Owen Dodds.  Each year a student is recommended by his or her teacher for consideration as the young musician of the year at Cherry Hill. This student must show unusual promise of mastery in his or her chosen musical field.

Owen Dodds, age 21, is a rising college senior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studies piano with Dmitri Shteinberg. Born in Rochester, New York, Mr. Dodds began studying at the UNC School of the Arts as an eighth grader in 2009. He first studied with Clifton Matthews and later came under the tutelage of Dr. Shteinberg.  Mr. Dodds has attended and performed at several music festivals in the US and Europe. He has been the recipient of grants from the Semans Art Fund and UNCSA’s Career Development program and has been awarded prizes in several competitions. Mr. Dodds is also a composer and founding member of the new music duo “Early Gray” which  will soon be releasing their debut album. This summer, Mr. Dodds will be competing as a finalist in the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist’s Competition as well as traveling to Kiev to play as a soloist with the National Honoured Academic Orchestra of Ukraine.

Mr. Dodds will be performing Robert Schumann’s “Kreisleriana”, Beethoven’s “Sonata in F Sharp Major”, two etudes by Rachmaninoff, and the “Sonata No. 3 in A Minor” by Prokofiev.

The 3:00 PM performance is one of two free concerts sponsored by the Cherry Hill Historic Foundation each year. A reception will follow the performance.

For additional information, visit www.cherryhillconcerts.com or telephone 252-257-5250.