Thé dansant: A concert at the West Tisbury library

West Tisbury library walkway. Photo by Susie Safford.

On Thursday, July 19, at 5 pm, the West Tisbury library will host a concert with pianists David Rhoderick and Molly Sturges performing piano duets of dances varying from medieval dances to waltzes to “Jamaican Rumba.” According to a press release, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

David Rhoderick is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music. He studied organ at Glasgow University and then went on to Clare College at Cambridge University. He has studied piano with David Lloyd, organ with Dame Gillian Wier, 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 graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1987, and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1991. In 2000, Molly received a diploma for completion of the Piano Technology course at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and was self-employed as a piano tuner-technician for 15 years in Connecticut, where she also worked as a freelance musician and as the accompanist for Valley Regional Musical Productions and Lyme–Old Lyme and Westbrook High Schools. Since 2001 she has performed regularly as keyboardist in the Goodspeed Opera House pit orchestra. Molly currently resides on Martha’s Vineyard, and is excited to be a new member of the Island music community.