Concerts

OUR 64th SEASON 2017-18 SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 8:00 P.M.
(Doors open at approximately 7:30 p.m.)

Emerson String Quartet

October 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Emerson String Quartet
 
Acclaimed by audiences and critics around the world, the Emerson returns for its 16th appearance on our series. Said The New York Times recently, “The performances were everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, full of character, and always interesting.”
 
Their program will include:
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
  • Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Program notes.

 
 
$35.00

Zorá Quartet

October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Zorá Quartet
 
Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York City, the Zorá Quartet is the eighth recipient of our Performance Award. Commenting on a recent performance by these musicians from Thailand, South Korea, China, and Spain, The New York Times praised their “depth and maturity” as well as their “affecting impetuosity.”
 
Their program will include:
  • Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
 
 
$35.00

Modigliani Quartet

November 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Modigliani Quartet
 
A favorite of the Friends of Music audience, the Modigliani Quartet returns for its third appearance on our series. They have been praised for their “elegance and shaded refinement [that brings] a distinctive style to the tapering of phrase, balance, and quality of sound.”
 
The French ensemble’s program will include:
  • Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major, K. 575
  • Saint Saens’s Quartet in E minor, Op. 112
  • Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80.
 
 
Please note that this concert will take place at Ossining High School.
 
$35.00

Edward Arron

April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Edward Arron, Cello
 
This Westchester-based artist, known worldwide for his elegant musicianship and satiny tone, will be joined for this concert by pianist Jeewon Park and violinist Tessa Lark.
 
Their program will include:
  • Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 2 (“Ghost”)
  • Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1920-22)
  • Dvořák’s Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65.
 
 
Please note that this concert will take place at Ossining High School.
 
$35.00

Brooklyn Rider

April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Brooklyn Rider
 
This breakout ensemble, whose performances attract legions of fans from classical and world music, has been hailed by some as “the future of chamber music.” Said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “They are four classical musicians playing with the energy of young rock stars....”
 
Their program will include:
  • Selections from Bach’s Art of the Fugue
  • Bella by Barlight by John Lurie (b. 1952)
  • BTT by Colin Jacobsen (b. 1978)
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130.
 
 
$35.00

Charlie Albright

May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Charlie Albright, piano
 
One of our first Performance Awardees, and a favorite of the Friends of Music audience, Charlie Albright returns for his second appearance on our series.
 
The program of this American-born pianist, composer, and improviser will include:
  • Two impromptus from Franz Schubert’s Opus 90 (No. 3 in G-flat Major and No. 2 in E-flat Major)
  • Concert Arabesques by Schulz-Evler on themes from Strauss’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube; Variations, Op. 41 by Nikolai Kapustin
  • Selected Etudes from Frederic Chopin’s Opus 25.
 
 
$35.00