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.


Posted on: October 7th, 2017

Bonnie Thron, Fred Jacobowitz, and Anatoly Larkin will present music written for the cello, clarinet, and piano at Cherry Hill on Sunday, October 15. The program, which will begin at 3:00 PM, will include compositions by Beethoven, Phyllis Tate, Arne Running, Igor Stravinsky, and Max Bruch.

Bonnie Thron, Principal cellist with the North Carolina Symphony, has played at Cherry Hill with several different groups. She plays recitals and chamber music regularly throughout the Research Triangle and also with Washington Musica Viva. She was the cellist of the Peabody Trio when that group won the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation award in 1989. She has been the featured soloist for many concertos with the North Carolina Symphony as well as in her home state of New Hampshire. In March 2018, along with the East Carolina University Orchestra, Mrs. Thron will premiere a concerto written especially for her by North Carolina composer Bill Robinson.

Fred Jacobowitz studied at the Julliard School in New York, where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and was a featured soloist on several radio stations in the city. Mr. Jacobowitz was Principal Clarinetist in the Annapolis (Maryland) Symphony Orchestra. He is equally at home performing classical, jazz, and folk music, and has performed as recitalist and soloist throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Panama. Mr. Jacobowitz resides in Raleigh with his wife, Bonnie Thron.

Anatoly Larkin was born in Russia and emigrated to the west with his family at age 13.  After completing undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he completed his doctoral studies in piano performance at the University of Minnesota. He moved to Raleigh to join Zenph, a music technology company which has developed a software process that enables recordings of the past to live again. Dr. Larkin continues to perform and compose music. He also teaches piano and “sees the learning of music akin to learning a spoken language”.

Following the performance, a reception will be held in the dining room of the 1858 plantation home. Tickets will be sold at the door, with adult tickets at $10, students at $5, and children 12 and under admitted at no charge.

For more information about Cherry Hill and its concert programs, please  call 252-257-5259.