Virtual Concerts: Spring 2021
Friends Of Music Concerts is staying active during the global pandemic. Through the Spring of 2021 we will be offering a series of performances online. In Fall 2021, we plan to return to live concerts in Westchester County.
You will be able to watch and listen these performances through pages on this website. We will keep everyone updated on the schedule by email and on our Facebook page. (If you don't receive our emails, you can signup using the box on the right side of this page ).
Streaming chamber music concerts scheduled through Spring 2021
February 13 - 19, 2021 Gloria Chien, piano. John Field's Nocture No. 2 in C minor for Piano; Franz Liszt's Grand duo concertant sur la romance de ‘Le Marin’ for Violin and Piano, and Felix Mendelssohn's Quartet in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Opus no. 1. (Photo of Gloria Chien: Pilvax and Oberyn Studio)
March 20 - 26, 2021 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano. Mozart (arr. Czerny) Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466; Smetana Trio in G minor, Op. 15.
April 10-16, 2021 Virtuoso Violins. Telemann: Concerto in D major for Four Violins. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 18. And Fauré: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano & Strings, Op. 15
May 1-7, 2021 Paul Neubauer, viola. Schumann: “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132. Dale: “Romance” from Suite for Viola and Piano Turina: Escenaandaluza for Viola, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 7. Kreisler: Liebesleid for Three Violins, Viola, and Cello. Shostakovich: Impromptu for Viola and Piano. And Boulanger: American Vision for Viola and Piano Trio.
May 22-28, 2021 Calidore Quartet. Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80. Dvorák: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77
September 10, 2020 on : A special presentation created for Friends Of Music Concerts by two members of the Pacifica Quartet: Simin Ganatra and Brandon Vamos discussing Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Opus 68. This presentation is available indefinitely.
Earlier Performances: the following artists were featured in virtual performances
Sat Sept 26 - Sept 30 only: Michael Brown (piano) featured artist. Barber Souveniers (2 pianos) Brown Prelude & Dance (pf & cello); Mendelssohn Sextet Op. 110 (piano & strings). This run has concluded but the Program Notes and links to other recordings by the featured artist are still available.
Sat. Oct 10 - Oct 14.: Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung featured artist. Mozart Concerto in E-flat major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 449; Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. This run has concluded but the Program Notes and links to other recordings by the featured artist are still available.
Sat. Oct 24 - 28: Cho-Liang Lin (violin) featured artist. Foss "Composer's Holiday" (vln & pf); Dvorák "Larghetto" from Op. 100; Tchaikovsky String Sextet Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence." This run has concluded but the Program Notes and links to other recordings by the featured artist are still available.
Sat. Nov 7 - 11: David Shifrin (clarinet) featured artist. Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581; Bassi Concert Fantasia on Verdi's Rigoletto (cl & pf); Ellington Clarinet Lament (cl & pf). This run has concluded but at this link you can view the Program Notes and a performance of David Shifrin perofrming Mozart's Clarinet Concerto 1 with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra recorded in January of 2020.
Tuesday, December 1 - 14: Brahms Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 25 was performed by Wu Han, piano, David Finckel, cello, Arnaud Sussmann, violin and Paul Neubauer, viola. This run has concluded but the Program Notes and a performance of the Brahms piece is available as performed by the Faure Quartet.
December 30 - January 3, 2020, Arnaud Sussmann (violin) featured artist. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21. The performance by Arnaud Sussmann with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has concluded its run, but you will find YouTube recordings of Sussmann performing both compositions at this page, along with insightful program notes on the pieces.
January 16 - 22, 2021 Gilbert Kalish. piano. Crumb Three Early Songs; Schubert “The Shepherd on the Rock" and Brahms Quartet in C minor, Op. 60. The performance by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has concluded its run, but you will find YouTube recordings of these three pieces by different artists on this page.