Concert of Violin and Piano
Sarah Dillon performed a concert of violin music at First Parish in Lexington on Sunday, June 12, at 2:00pm in the sanctuary. The performance featured favorites from the solo violin repertoire debuting Sara on violin and Rip Jackson on piano. They performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 in A major, also known as The Turkish Concerto. Together they also played Melodie by Christoph Gluck, which is based on the Lament from the opera Orfeo and Euridice. Lastly, Sara performed the first four movements of Bach’s Partita no. 2 in d minor for unaccompanied violin.
Sara graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2009 receiving her Bachelor’s degree in music education. While at URI she was awarded concertmaster of their Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Chamber Music Festival Scholarship, and the Undergraduate Honors String Quartet Scholarship. Upon graduation Sara moved to Vermont to pursue her career in music education. While in VT, Sara taught a variety of music classes ranging from elementary school general music to high school chorus. She also built up a private studio with students of all ages and experiences.
As Sara was working and performing full time, she completed her Master’s degree in music education in 2015 from Boston University. Sara now resides in the Boston area, teaching band and orchestral instruments for grades 4-8 in the Cranston Public School system. In their after school program, Sara teaches guitar and ukulele. She is the Alto Voice Soloist, Section Leader, and resident instrumentalist for the First Parish Choir.
A free-will offering was taken.