The Red Scarf Society for the Performing Arts will present concert violinist Kinga Augustyn and pianist Jodi French in a Sunday afternoon performance on Sunday, Nov. 17 at St. Marks Preservation Square.

The Red Scarf Society for the Performing Arts will present concert violinist Kinga Augustyn and pianist Jodi French in a Sunday afternoon performance on Sunday, Nov. 17 at St. Marks Preservation Square.

Seating is limited so the Red Scarf Society recommends getting tickets early. A reception will follow the performance, which will begin at 3 p.m.

The program will mainly focus on French composers Ce’sar Franck, Jules Massent and Camile Saint Saens, according to a press release.

Augustyn is a New York City-based virtuoso concert violinist and recording artist. One of the last students of the legendary Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School, Augustyn has performed with such orchestras as the German Kammerorchester Berlin and the Wroclaw Philharmonic. Augustyn’s expanding discography on major labels such as Naxos, includes the Paganini Caprices.

“Stylish and vibrant” (The Strad Magazine), and “beyond amazing, one hell of a violinist!” (The Fanfare Magazine), Augustyn is often praised for her musical interpretations, the Red Scarf Society said. Music Web International describes her recording of the Bruch Violin Concerto with Janacek Philharmonic as “extremely moving and expressive,” characterized by “beauty, richness and smoothness of her tone,” and as “music she responds to on a deeply personal and emotional level.”

French is Pianist and Composer in residence for the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers. French was privileged to study piano performance with Dr. Alexander Tutunov at Southern Oregon University. She continues to be deeply involved with the SOU Music Department as staff accompanist and informal coach, and by teaching piano class for beginners – one of her favorite activities, according to the release.

French has given numerous solo performances, played recitals and concertos with other musical organizations in Southern Oregon, and has had several of her sacred works published.

Program sponsors are Mary Ellen Bryan, and Domenic and Joan Favero. Program Season sponsors are Mechanics Bank, Pacific Power Foundation, Dave and Marsha Chambers, Nancy Bacon and David Bacon in memory of Cathy Bacon, Martha Tickle (in memory of Ron Tickle) and US Bank Foundation, Best Western Miner’s Inn.

Performance tickets are $20 advance purchase and $25 at the door/adults and $5/students. They can be purchased in Yreka at Nature’s Kitchen, Liberty Arts Gallery, Yreka Chamber of Commerce, Mechanics Bank in Ft. Jones and Etna, and Snow Creek Studios in Mount Shasta. Go to redscarfsociety.net for further information.

St. Marks Preservation Square is located at 304 Lane Street in Yreka.