Sunday, August 5, 2012


Bethany Center for the Arts

Moretown clarinetist Dan Liptak will join with Turkish musicians pianist Erberk Eryilmaz, and clarinetist Gokberk Eryilmaz to present a concert featuring music by Turkish composers including Erberk Eryilmaz, Ahmed Saygun and others.

Liptak met and performed with Eryilmaz at the Hartt School in Hartford Connecticut. It was in Hartford that the duo formed the Anatiolian Trio, performing classical and hybrid of classical and contemporary music across the eastern United States in cities such as Boston, Hartford, New Haven and several concerts in Vermont. 

This exciting concert will feature music for clarinet and piano rarely heard in Vermont by Turkish composers Erberk Eryilmaz and Ahmed Saygun. The duo will also include the younger brother of Erberk, Gokberk Eryilmaz on clarinet.

Liptak is currently a music educator for the Northfield Town Schools, and is frequently heard performing music in venues around Vermont. Since returning in 2010 he has performed with the Vermont Philharmonic, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and numerous jazz groups such as the Liptak/Evans Duo, the Vermont Jazz Ensemble, New Orleans band Wild Man Blues, Audrey Bernsteins Jazzers, performing in the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and other venues and festivals around the state.

Concerts will be Friday the 17th of August at 8 PM at the Richmond Free Library, and Saturday the 18th of August at 8 PM at the Bethany Church. Admission is by donation at the door.

Saturdays concert is presented by The Bethany Center for the Arts located at the Bethany Church 115 Main Street Montpelier. Information at 223-2424 ext 224. There is a $20 suggested donation (or pay what you can) at the door.