Oct 15, 2015

7:30 PM

Cassatt String Quartet

One of America's outstanding ensembles will bestow "… an undulant, lyrical and insightful performance…" — New York Times

Nov 12, 2015

7:30 PM

Neave Trio

“’Neave’ is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant,' both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making.”

–Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio, NYC

One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio has been hailed for their “bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio, NYC), praised for their “heart-on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey), and described as “a brilliant trio” (MusicWeb International) which has “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). Trio members hail from the USA, Scotland and Russia and are graduates of the Eastman, Manhattan and Longy Schools of Music and the Chopin Academy in Moscow. They have been recipients of the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music Prize, the Gartoff Foundation Prize and the Eastman Chamber Music Honors Prize. 

Jan 28, 2016

7:30 PM

Trio con Brio Copenhagen, with guest artists Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola Timothy Pitts, double bass

"Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” —Washington Post, 2013

"Trio con Brio Copenhagen has throughout their career been hailed by press and audiences for their “unique sound and unity of interpretation” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany 

Feb 29, 2016

7:30 PM

Red Priest

"Wild, quirky, wicked, outrageous and excessive... and the occasional moment of exquisite beauty” —AAA Music, 2015

“Red Priest is like no other early music instrumental ensemble you have ever heard...transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama...[with] a bedrock of tremendous skill and timing” —Daily Telegraph, July 2008

Founded in 1997, Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as “visionary and heretical,” “outrageous yet compulsive,” “wholly irreverent and highly enlightened,” “completely wild and deeply imaginative,” with a “red-hot wicked sense of humour” and a “break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.” 

Mar 29, 2016

7:30 PM

Telegraph Quartet, with guest cellist Norman Fischer

The Telegraph Quartet was formed in 2013 with a passionate commitment to the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary and non-standard repertoire alike. The quartet won the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and has gone on to perform in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions in the United States, Germany, Italy and France. 

Norman Fischer has concertized on five continents and in 49 of the 50 United States. He was cellist with the Concord String Quartet through its 16-year career and winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, two Grammy nominations and an Emmy. 

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