Namedropper 5/3/2019

May 3, 2019 GMT


of music set

Brilliant young violinist and violist, John Michael Vaida, along with members of the NEPA Chamber Music Society will perform an afternoon of chamber music during the final Arts at First Presbyterian concert series.

The event will also feature husband and wife co-founders of Duo Cello e Basso Pascale Delache-Feldman on double-bass, and Emmanuel Feldman on cello.

Rarely performed works for double-bass and cello, including the lush Vaughn-Williams Piano Quintet, a relatively early work by Ralph Vaughn-Williams for piano, violin, viola, cello and double-bass, will be performed. The duo will also be joined by Hwaen Ch’uqi, piano; Amy Iwazumi, violin; and John Michael Vaida, viola.


The event on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. is open to the public free of charge at the church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. Donations will be accepted.

The Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series receives support from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program, a Lackawanna County Arts & Cultural Grant and individual donors.

For more details, contact 570-586-6306 or visit www.fpccs.org.

Super students

Old Forge sophomore honors chemistry students, Ashley Katchmar, Henry Lin and Hannah Grasso, recently took the ACS Competitive Chemistry Exam at the University of Scranton.

Ashley was a runner-up in the region and will attend an awards banquet on Wednesday. The students are the top 5% in chemistry.

High notes

Debbie and Mike Kolsovky and Tom and Courtney Tulaney served as honorary chairpersons during the 2019 Evening of Fine Food and Wine at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

The annual fundraiser was held on Sunday for its 19th year. Around 20 local restaurants and catering companies provided samples and wine pairings through the historic Masonic Temple. PNC Bank was the presenting sponsor.

The SCC thanked both the chairpersons and the bank for their longstanding and generous sponsorship of the event.