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Fall Concert Series

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.

For Fall Concert Season tickets and Sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.

2024 Fall Concerts

October 17 -

Winner of the 2024 Beardsley Piano Prize Competition

The first Fall Concert of the year always features the winner of the annual Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition. The winner of the 2024 competition is TBA.

Sponsored by Wade Mayberry.

Purchase Tickets Here for Robert Beardsley Piano Prize Winner

If you would like to learn more about the competition or view past winners, visit the Robert B. Beardsley Piano Finals page.

October 24 -

Clare Longendyke

A pianist with “an artistic ferocity that captivated and astonished listeners” (Waverly Newspapers), Clare Longendyke is a soloist, chamber musician, and musical innovator who performs with American orchestras and on recital series around the world. Recent highlights include performances of concertos by Mozart, Falla, Rachmaninoff, Florence Price, and Joan Tower with orchestras in Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, and Virginia, and the release of her debut solo CD in 2024, …of dreams unveiled featuring works of Debussy, Amy Williams, and Anthony R. Green.

Purchase Tickets Here for Clare Longendyke

November 14 -

Franklin Larey

Hailed as a leading South African pianist of his generation, Dr. Franklin Larey is acclaimed for his performances of works by Brahms, Mozart, Scriabin and Ravel. As a scholar, Larey’s main research is in the area of Brahms studies, and specifically in the theoretical principles of developing variation and motivic unity which underpin Brahms’s compositional style.

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November 29 -

Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth began formal studies at age twelve, receiving critical acclaim for his appearances by the age of eighteen. He appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony under Raymond Leppard, among many others. Roth is a featured performer and teacher throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Yamaha Artist, a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, earned prizes in the chamber music competitions of Tortona and Pietra Ligure, Italy, and received a DAAD grant to further his studies in Germany.  

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2024 Fall Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Ray & Mary Pat Mathis

Individual Concert Sponsors
Wade Mayberry

2024 Concert Receptions Sponsor
Jon Smoker

2024 Annual Season Sponsors

Dale & Shelly Seely

Fall Series Sponsors



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