Violinist to solo J.S. Bach sonata as part of concert series

  • Tue Jan 27th, 2015 10:57pm
  • Life

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, Langley resident, will perform a violin solo sonata by J.S. Bach, violin concerti by Barber and Mozart and compositions by Debussy and Paganini in the next installment of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island’s Concert Series.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 6-7 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland.

Eileen Soskin will provide piano accompaniment.

Ferry-Brennan, now 18 years old, began playing the violin at age four. She is currently studying under Simon James, according to a recent press release. The young virtuoso recently returned from The Perlman Music Program in Florida and was a student at Itzhak Perlman’s summer camp in 2014, according to the release. She has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and will play with them once more on March 14 as a soloist in Ravel’s “Tzigane.” The release states that in 2012, Ferry-Brennan appeared on NPR’s “From the Top,” and last year she was selected as a finalist in the highly competitive Menuhin International Violin Competition.

Tickets may be reserved online at or purchased at Moonraker Books in Langley or Habitat for Humanity in Freeland. Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $5 for students. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door unless sold out.

This is the third concert in Unitarian Universalist Church of Whidbey Island’s 2014-15 Concert Series. The final concert will be “Pasture-ized” a new musical, written and directed by Freeland resident Ken Merrell with original music composed by Eileen Soskin. The musical will be performed on April 10, 11, 17 and 18.