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2016-2017 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
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SUNDAYS @ 4PM ON OCT 9 & DEC 4, 2017 AND MAY 7, 2017
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The 2016-17 Emelin Chamber Music Series presents three critically acclaimed classical ensembles, including the Brentano String Quarter, Claremont Trio and Alexander String Quartet with Special Guest Joyce Yang. Subscriptions to all three events are available at a special rate of $85. Tickets to individual events are also available. 
 
BRENTANO STRING QUARTET
SUN, OCT 9, 2016 @ 4PM
 
Misha Amory, Viola
Serena Canin, Violin
Nina Lee, Cello
Mark Steinberg, Violin
 
This esteemed quartet takes its name from Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars believe was Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” the intended recipient of a mysterious love letter. Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Within a few years of its formation, the Quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award; and in 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two, a program which was to become a coveted distinction for chamber groups and individuals.Their virtuosity earned them a silver screen debut as well, when their music was featured in the critically acclaimed film A Late Quartet, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken. The Quartet was recently named the new Quartet In Residence at Yale School of Music

ACCOLADES:

“Seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism." — The New York Times
 
“The Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet. …This was wonderful, selfless music-making.” — The London Times
 
MOST OUSTANDING DEBUT Royal Philharmonic Award
 
QUARTET-IN RESIDENCE at London’s Wigmore Hall 2000-01 Season

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://brentanoquartet.com/

 
CLAREMONT TRIO
SUN, DEC 4, 2016 @ 4PM
 
PROGRAM:
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1 No. 2
Robert Paterson: Moon Trio (2015, written for the Claremont Trio)
INTERMISSION
Dvořák: Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
 
PERFORMING:
Emily Bruskin, Violin
Julia Bruskin, Cello
Andrea Lam, Piano
 
Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups” Strad Magazine, the Claremont Trio is sought after for their thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

ACCOLADES:

They play with passion and precision, and they had all the power to carry the great tidal wave of Brahms' final movement. It says even more for them that they made quieter passages in both works as interesting as the climaxes.  — Boston Globe
 
Their exuberant performance and gutsy repertoire… was the kind of fresh approach that keeps chamber music alive. — Cincinnati Enquirer

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://claremonttrio.com

 
ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET
WITH JOYCE YANG ON PIANO
SUN, MAY 7, 2017 @ 4PM
 
Zakarias Grafilo, First Violin
Fred Lifsitz, Second Violin
Paul Yarbrough, Viola
Sandy Wilson, Cello
Joyce YangPiano (Guest Performer)
 
Having performed on five continents, the “Alexanders” are one of the world’s top ensembles. They’re the first American string quartet, ever, to have won the London International String Quartet Competition, which they did by taking both the audience prize and the jury’s highest honor. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the Quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. 
 
The Alexander String Quartet will be joined by Joyce Yang on piano. Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive prowess. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians.

ACCOLADES:

“An unusually fine group—musically, technically, in just about any way one wants to view it.” — The New York Times
 
 “The Alexander String Quartet combines the spark of youth with a singleness of purpose usually reserved for more seasoned ensembles. The musicians’ controlled exuberance was unflagging and consequently produced superlative accounts of Beethoven, Bartók and Mendelssohn.” — Washington Post
 
“Dream-come-true performances from the excellent Alexander String Quartet.” — Boston Globe

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.artsmg.com

 

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