Bardin-Niskala Duo

An-Lin Bardin, cello and Naomi Naskala, piano

Traditional and new works based on folk songs of various heritages

Becenti, Dvorak, Foumai, Janácek, Mahler, Wu.

The Bardin-Niskala Duo, internationally acclaimed cellist An-Lin Bardin and pianist Naomi Niskala, brings a “celebration of humanity” to The Chapel Restoration on September 18. Based on folk songs from around the world, the concert is at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to all. Donations are suggested and deeply appreciated. Proof of vaccinations and masks required. Bardin and Niskala, founding members of renowned Trio Kisosen, came together in 2021 in response to the sharp rise in anti-Asian violence across the United States.

The duo commissions works by contemporary multicultural composers that promote cultural awareness, fight racism and explore identity as well as universal themes of belonging, loss, hope and homeland. At the Chapel, they will perform new works by Juanito Becenti (Navajo – Diné), Yiheng Yvonne Wu (Taiwanese-American) and three-time Grammy nominated Miguel del Aguila (South American), in addition to music of Dvorak and Mahler. The historic Chapel on the Hudson River is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring.

Free parking is available on weekends at the adjacent Metro North Station. This concert is made possible, in part, through Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of the governor and the legislature and with public funds from Putnam County and by audience contributions.