Pianist May Phang, violinist Dan Rizner and cellist Eric Edberg (all School of Music faculty members) will join together to play music by Haydn and Tchaikovsky. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The festival presents free concerts every Wednesday through Aug. 15, including a pre-fireworks event on July 4 with a sing-along of American folk and patriotic songs.
"The performing arts in Putnam County, including our Wednesday summer concerts at Gobin, the wonderful Parkfest concerts on Tuesday nights, and the great shows at the Putnam County Playhouse, are not just about hearing particular pieces or groups or seeing a play. They are important ways we come together as a community," said Edberg, the festival founder and organizer.
"This past spring, Joe Schwanter, our guest composer for the Music of the 21st Century festival at DePauw, kept reminding us that for musicians, 'the best way to spend your life is making music with your friends.' That really clicked for me, because it is so true. What we do on Wednesday nights at Gobin is to have friends making music with friends, for our friends, new and old. As I see it, it's a big music party, a great time to connect with friends, old and new."
Phang has performed on three continents, including solo recitals and chamber music concerts in venues such as the Goethe Institute and Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore), Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur and Place-des-Arts (Montreal), the Concertgebouw (Netherlands), and the Kennedy Center for the Arts, the National Gallery, and the Chicago Cultural Center in the U.S.
Rizner received a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Music degree from Yale University. Rizner is a former concertmaster of the Lansing Orchestra and a regular performer at the Grand Teton Music Festival where he has participated in recitals with Lionel Party, Joseph Robinson, David Shifrin and Julie Bogorad. He has performed in the master classes of Franco Gulli, Szymon Goldberg and Dorothy DeLay and has received chamber music coaching from Michael Tree, Adlo Parisot, Raphael Hillyer and Koichiro Harada.
The free Gobin festival continues next week with a performance by Duo Amabile, the husband-and-wife team of pianist Katya Kramer-Lapin and violinist Matvey Lapin.