Rindt returns with more music

Rebecca Neipp

News Review Staff Writer

Rindt returns with more musicNew music from a popular local pianist-composer will be presented with the return of Patrick Rindt & Friends on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at the Ridgecrest United Methodist Church.

The Ridgecrest native presented a program of original chamber music to a sold-out crowd in 2017. After some time composing additional music and performing on the road, he will return to his local audience with several new pieces and one crowd favorite.

Rindt will perform “Sonata in C Major for Cello and Left Hand Piano, Op. 10” with guest cellist Beth Vandervennet. Darcy Rindt on viola will join the pair for “Trio for Viola, Cello and Left Hand Piano, Op. 11.”

Local baritone David Hodgson, who premiered Rindt’s compositions set to the poetry of Edwin Arlington Robinson, will perform “Llewellyn and the Tree, Op. 9” by Robinson and Rindt.

Siblings Darcy and Patrick will also perform the “Sonata in G Minor for Viola and Left Hand Piano, Op. 4.”

Rindt describes his style as “Classical Revival” — combining traditional musical forms with some of the more modern harmonic developments.

At least one of his critics agreed after hearing the 2017 performance. “He, like many of the truly gifted, was able to borrow from the past — that long, winding road stretching back more than a thousand years in Western musical history — and render up for our pleasure and astonishment that which was simultaneously hauntingly ancient and glitteringly new,” wrote Dr. Larry Cosner.

Cosner subsequently joined Rindt in his formation of the Ridgecrest Robinson Society, which includes fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (who happens to be the lyrical inspiration behind many of Rindt’s compositions).

For the upcoming concert, Cosner will also lead a reading and discussion of “Llewellyn.”

Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 18. Tickets are available at Cosner-Neipp, $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors, military and youth.

For more information visit “Patrick Rindt” on Facebook, or online at www.patrickrindt.com.

Story First Published: 2019-07-26