A Saturday for the Arts


Classical guitar trio Hudson’s Crossing will grace the stage at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.  

     The trio -- Martin Brounstein, Lawrence Levy, and Jeffrey Wilt  - has played together since 2021 and performs throughout the Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey. Their repertoire includes works by Bach, Vivaldi, Debussy, Weiss, Granados, Lennon/McCartney, David Gate and more.

  The three musicians have varied, and deep roots in the world of classical guitar. A sampling of their music is available on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jovQkNmoNvs

   Jeffrey Wilt has been in love with the sound of the classical guitar since the early 60’s when he sat transfixed, watching Andres Segovia’s “Masterclass” television show on Channel 13.  He has now played guitar for nearly 60 years.

   For almost twenty years  Martin Brounstein  has attended the annual Mannes Music School Classical Guitar master classes.  During these times he's had master classes from the world’s finest educators and concert guitarists. He has been associated with several music organizations in New Jersey, New York City and New York State as both player and board member.

   After piano lessons as a child, Lawrence Levy eventually took up guitar.  He attended Musician’s Institute and the New School’s Jazz Studies program.  Over the years he’s played in many different musical styles and ensembles.  He’s played countless weddings, restaurants and clubs mainly in New Jersey and New York City.

    March 16 will be a Saturday for the arts at the 9 Vanc e Road Rock Tavern location –musical, poetic and pictorial. During the concert, Celia Reissig, a Latina writer and a poet who explores many creative genres, will provide an improv session with the trio.  Paintings by seniors from the Wallkill River School are currently on display and an artist reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. preceding the concert. The public is invited to attend this free artist reception.

       A donation of $20, paid at the door, is suggested for the concert, a fund raiser to support the good works of the congregation. The UUCRT is located at 9 Vance Rd, just off Rt. 207 in the hamlet of Rock Tavern.