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June 8: Music in the Air features world-class cellist and pianist

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lori Coryell for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea District Library hosts its third annual Music in the Air concert featuring pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi and cellist Georgy Gusev on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Garden.

This open-air concert is an opportunity to hear classical music in a casual, outdoor environment.

Giacopuzzi returns to Chelsea for his third consecutive summer to enchant us with his piano virtuosity. He has performed at major festivals and venues, lectured, served on competition juries, and won numerous competitions throughout the United States and Italy.

Jacopo studied at Liszt Hochschule, the Conservatory of Verona, and the International Piano Academy of Imola. He is a graduate in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California.

Georgy Gusev is a graduate of the famed Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He performs at major music festivals and events worldwide with other artists, most notably Yo-Yo Ma. He has worked with composers Randy Jackson, Kenny G, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.

Gusev is also a prolific composer and the founder of the Moscow GOSH Projects – a nonprofit group of young artists committed to actively promoting the cultural exchange between artists of different countries while supporting new projects for young, talented artists from Russia. Georgy plays cellos made by Ernst Liebich III (Breslau, 1880) and Nicolas Geisser (St. Petersburg, 1901).

Music lovers of all ages are invited to come together to share their love of and appreciation for classical music as Giacopuzzi and Gusev share the stage. Grab a seat or bring a blanket and enjoy classical music in the open air.

Our Music in the Air concert is also an opportunity for adults to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Librarians will be on hand to register participants for this year’s game — A Universe of Stories. Make sure to sign up to win prizes all summer long by tracking your reading and activities around town on your bingo card.

Music in the Air is made possible through the support of our Gold Sponsor—Friends of CDL and Michael D. Kunkel & Henry Cox.

About Us: Chelsea District Library is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to engage, inspire, and equip through evolving resources and services.

The library currently serves 15,010 residents in the Chelsea area, which includes the city of Chelsea plus Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan townships.

For more information visit www.chelseadistrictlibrary,org.

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