Concerts

OUR 65th SEASON 2018-19 SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 8:00 P.M.
(Doors open at approximately 7:30 p.m.)

Dover Quartet

September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

We welcome the return of the excellent young Dover Quartet, lauded by The New Yorker as both “exciting and accomplished.”  The Wall Street Journal has described their playing as “masterly, nuanced” with “gutsy and earthy sound,” while the Santa Fe New Mexican has said that to hear them is to be in “string quartet nirvana.” 

Their program for us will include:

  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
  • Bates: From Amber Frozen
  • Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, Op. D.887

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Takács Quartet

October 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

Our 65th season continues with the third appearance on our series of the world-renowned Takács Quartet. 

The New York Times has said that their performances reveal “the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional feel radical once more.”  According to the Melbourne (Australia) Age, they demonstrate “intellectual focus and energy, [with] a demonstration of non-theatrical collegiality.” 

Their program for us will include:

  • Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet in D Major, No. 4, Op. 83
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

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photo credit: Glen Asakawa

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Nathan Lee

November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

Come meet the young pianist Nathan Lee, the ninth recipient of our Performance Award, which is presented to a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York City.  The Champaign, IL, New Gazette, when reviewing his “well-balanced and challenging recital,” described him as “hugely talented.”  We concur. 

A native of Sammanish, Washington, he already has made his Kennedy Center debut, and has appeared at the University of Illinois and Rockefeller University, among others, as well as giving recitals for Radio France, and in Korea and Perugia, Italy.

His program will include:

  • Schumann:  Abegg Variations, Op. 1
  • Beethoven:  Sonata No. 21, Op. 53 ("Waldstein")
  • Ravel:  Selections from Miroirs
  • Scarlatti:  Sonata in F minor, K. 466; Sonata in E Major, K. 380; Sonata in D minor, K. 141
  • Chopin:  Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major Op. 47
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

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Juilliard Baroque Ensemble

March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

Please note that this concert only will be held at Pleasantville High School.

Lovers of music played on historical instruments will welcome the return of members of the Juilliard Baroque Ensemble, who will kick off our spring season. 

Their unusual program will explore the ways violinist-composers of the 17th century first invented and then explored the sonata form, writing conversations among three violins.  Instrumentation will include, in addition to three violins, the cello, harpsichord, theorbo, and guitar.  It will include:

  • Sprezzatura: virtuoso music for violins from the 17th century
  • Gabrieli: Sonata XXI a tre violins
  • Falconieri: Sonata L’Eroica con sua Ciaccona
  • Marini: Sonata a 3 in Ecco
  • Castello: Sonata Undecima
  • Battista Buonamente: Sonata Seconda a tre violini
  • Scipriani: Toccata
  • Purcell: Fantazia
  • Rosenmüller: Sonata Quarta in C Major à 3
  • Schmelzer: Sonata a tre violini
  • Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue for three violins

 

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Jerusalem Quartet

April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Debuting on our series will be the dynamic Israeli Jerusalem Quartet, which plays with “passion, precision, and warmth,” says The New York Times.  The Cleveland Plains Dealer has commented on the group’s “warm, silken tone, which they deploy with a noteworthy nimbleness.” Founded in 1994, the quartet has become known for its virtuosic flair and its ability to create a seamless blend as an ensemble. Photo credit: Felix Broede

For us its program will include:

  • Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
  • Bartok: String Quartet No. 5
  • Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

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Trio Solisti

May 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

Our 65th season will conclude with a performance by Trio Solisti, which has been described by The New Yorker as “the most exciting piano trio today,” showing “ensemble work that is absolutely precise” (Palm Beach Daily News).  “Chamber music connoisseurs should absolutely not miss Trio Solisti,” instructed the Boston Music Intelligencer. 

The group’s program for us will include:

  • Schubert: Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. D897
  • Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99, D898
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

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