David Rhoderick and Friends present concert at the West Tisbury library


Everyone’s invited to the West Tisbury library for a free concert featuring pianist David Rhoderick, pianist Molly Sturges, baritone David Behnke, and soprano Olivia de Geofroy at 4 pm on Saturday, June 23. The musicians will perform music by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Fauré.

According to a press release from the library, David Rhoderick is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music. He studied organ at Glasgow University, and went on to Clare College at Cambridge University. He has studied piano with David Lloyd, organ with Dame Gillian Weir, and conducting with Sir Adrian Boult. On Martha’s Vineyard he has held positions as music director at several churches, and is an active concert performer.

Molly Sturges, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is a freelance musician and accompanist to many Island and off-Island organizations. She has performed regularly as keyboardist for the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut since 2001. She’s been very active in the Island music community since moving here full-time.

David Behnke graduated from the Yale School of Music’s opera program, and received a fellowship to the Paris Conservatory. He has performed with the Tri Cities Opera and music festivals across New England, and was a winner of the Boston Opera Company Young Artist Auditions.

Olivia de Geofroy is a soprano, violinist, and a music educator. Her most recent projects include performances with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the Princeton University Sinfonia, and a lecture recital on “La chanson d’Eve” of Gabriel Fauré. She holds a bachelor of music in education and a master of arts in teaching from Westminster Choir College.