Cherry Hill to hold free concert Sunday

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Violinist Mauri Bardales and cellist Natalie Parker will perform the music of Bach, Samuel Barber, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Piazolla and Rachmaninoff at a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cherry Hill.

Cherry Hill, built in 1858, is the home of the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation. Located at 2740 N.C. 58 in the Inez community of Warren County, the house is the venue for several classical music concerts each year.

Bardales and Parker will be accompanied on the piano by Andrew Norton and Rebekah Taylor.

Bardales, of Warren County, was born in Honduras on May 20, 2000, and came to the United States when he was five months old. At an early age, he showed an intense interest in music. He has won numerous awards and attended the prestigious 2013 Greenwood Music Summer Camp in Cummington, Massachusetts, in 2013.

Parker, of Winston-Salem, began playing the cello in the fourth grade. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music performance. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in music performance at the University of Oregon.

For more information, go to cherryhillconcerts.com, or contact Mary Raiford at (252) 257-5259 or mraiford@nc.rr.com.