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.

JAZZ PIANIST TO PERFORM AT CHERRY HILL

Posted on: July 12th, 2018

David Esleck of the David Esleck Trio will give a solo piano performance of jazz music at Cherry Hill on Sunday, July 15th. The program will begin at 3:00 PM, and admissions will be taken at the door. This is the third annual Edwina Rooker Endowed Concert, established in honor of the late Warrenton resident and long-time friend of the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation.

Dr. Esleck, adjunct professor of music at the University of Richmond, includes performing, composing, producing and educating in his life’s work. He appears frequently in concerts and recitals, both as a piano soloist and with his jazz trio. His recordings have been nominated for both Grammy and Indie awards, and he has performed for Presidents, heads of state, CEO’s, Hollywood stars, and with well-known musical groups. His compositions, both jazz and classical, are heard in concerts, films, and on television. A trained composer, Dr.Esleck holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in the discipline.

Among the numbers to be played on Sunday will be works by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. Dr. Esleck will also play some of his own compositions, and has a “few surprises” in store.

A reception will be held in the historic plantation house following the performance.

For more information about Cherry Hill and driving directions to the venue, call 252-257-5259.