Upper School Events
6th Annual Mark Sutton-Smith '73 Assembly Concert: duo parnas
The Mark Sutton-Smith ’73 Assembly Concert is an annual concert established in 2012 in honor of Mark Sutton-Smith ’73 by David Livingston, Katherine Ann, and Donald West King III. This program aims to ensure the ongoing exposure of classical music to the Riverdale community, which started the late Mr. Sutton-Smith on his own journey as a composer.
This year’s performer is duo parnas, the stunning collaboration of supremely musical sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. Their profound artistry speaks of their life-long partnership and performance career. Officially recognized in Carnegie Hall with a 1st prize win at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the duo soon earned rave reviews in The New York Times for their exciting and technically flawless performances. The duo parnas has performed across the globe in music festivals, recitals, and as soloists with orchestra. They have performed with Peter Serkin as the Parnas/Serkin Trio and have earned international acclaim for their recordings.