Classical Music Concerts

Every year, Ruthmere features four classical music concerts, two in October and two in November, that make up our Fall Concert Series. These concerts, each performed by acclaimed musicians, help Ruthmere to reach its mission in supporting fine art and culture to Elkhart. The performers typically change on a yearly basis, with the first concert always featuring the winner of the yearly Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize. Join us for an unparalleled series of musical talent.

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2020 Fall Concert Series


Thursday, October 15th -Beardsley Piano Prize Winner - 7 pm
This Concert sponsored by James Rieckhoff

Ruthmere Museum is proud to announce the winner of the Third Annual Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize is Hyeseon Jin!  2020 was Hyeseon Jin's second finalist appearance in the Beardsley Piano Prize Competition.  She will perform a full concert on October 15th to kick off the 2020 Ruthmere Fall Concert Series.




Thursday, October 29th - AR Piano Duo  -  7 pm
This Concert sponsored by Marie Smith.

Steinway Pianists Arianna Korting and Robin Giesbrecht met at the Juilliard School as prodigious individual artists, but soon found themselves performing together to rousing ovations wherever two pianos were on stage, from concert halls in Europe to East Asia and throughout the United States. Increasingly in demand for their combined brilliance and marvelous technique since their debut at the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, their recent performances include debuts at the Rising Stars Series and Salon Series in the Hamptons, as well as in the Philippines.

An award-winning and avid chamber musician, Arianna was named one of the Rembrandt Young Artists at the Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition in Chicago and received the Live From Lincoln Center “Outstanding Student Performance Award”.

Robin Giesbrecht was awarded the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein, where he received his undergraduate degree. He recently graduated from the Yale School of Music with a Master’s degree where he studied with Peter Frankl.


Thursday, November 12th  -Ariadne Antipa -  7 pm
This concert is sponsored by the Ruthmere Concert Fund

Two-time Beardsley Piano Prize finalist Ariadne Antipa, originally from the foothills of Northern California, has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. Her teachers have included Natsuki Fukasawa, Richard Cionco, Lorna Peters, Rebecca Penneys, and Logan Skelton. She has received first place in numerous competitions and has appeared as a soloist with the Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra and the Central Valley Youth Symphony. Most recently, Ariadne was featured with the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. In addition to sharing music on stage, Ariadne is passionate about sharing through teaching, and has recently completed one year on faculty with the New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy. This autumn, Ariadne begins her Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, studying with Dr. Ran Dank. 


Friday, November 27th -  Nicholas Roth - CANCELLED

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE NICHOLAS ROTH CONCERT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY CANCELLED.  PAID TICKET HOLDERS WILL SOON BE CONTACTED INDIVIDUALLY AND REFUNDED THEIR PAID TICKET PRICE.  PLEASE STAY SAFE AND ENJOY THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.



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Jeremy is one of Chicago’s busiest pianists, dividing his time between jazz venues, pit orchestras, and recording and teaching studios. He graduated from New England Conservatory of Music
Generous Sponsorship By:

Presenting Sponsor - Dorinda Miles Smith

Concert Sponsors
Terry Trimmer - Nicholas Roth Concert
Marie Smith - AR Piano Duo Concert
James Rieckhoff - Beardsley Piano Prize Winner Concert

Season Sponsors
Gordon & Phyllis Hostetler
Pat Morison
Dena Phillips

Dale and Shelly Seely
Jon and Carol Smoker
Ray & Cheryl Waldman
Robert and Gail Martin

The Ruthmere Concert Fund





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