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Dover Quartet

by The Staff October 9, 2014


  The Friends of Chamber Music will inaugurate their 2014-15 season at Emma Willard on Saturday night (Oct. 11) with the Dover Quartet. The quartet—Joel Link and Brian Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, and Camden ...

Clark Art Institute

Capitol Chamber Artists

by The Staff May 22, 2014


  To celebrate the completion of their 45th season, on Saturday night Capitol Chamber Artists will present a program of beloved romantic works: Rare Music by Romantic Titans. Titans? You bet: Franz Liszt (left) will be represented ...

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Imani Winds

by The Staff March 6, 2014


  Blending contemporary and traditional classical music, jazz and world-music sounds into their concerts, the Imani Winds present a beguiling reinterpretation of what a wind ensemble can be. The Grammy-winning wind quintet returns tonight (Thursday) with a ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Music From Salem

by The Staff January 2, 2014


  When classical music and dance get together, it’s usually over a ballet. This Saturday, however, the Music From Salem chamber music series is going back—way back—before the modern era of ballet to the world of ...

Hubbard Hall


by The Staff November 27, 2013


  Friends of Chamber Music continue their 2013-14 concert series this weekend at Emma Willard School with Rebel, the virtuosic chamber ensemble specializing in the baroque era. The program will feature music by Vivaldi, Corelli, Rossi, Scarlotti, ...

Emma Willard School

Fond Farewell

by B.A. Nilsson February 20, 2013


  With a fascinating program and consummate skill, the Tokyo String Quartet made its final appearance in a Friends of Chamber Music concert, capping not only a series of visits that began in 1971 but also ...

Emma Willard School

A Far Cry

by The Staff January 16, 2013


  You can tell they’re a new kind of chamber ensemble because A Far Cry don’t have “chamber ensemble” in their name. The 17-member, conductorless musical collective are Boston-based, but becoming world renowned. They recently completed their ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Borromeo String Quartet

by The Staff April 26, 2012


Renaissance Musical Arts concert series brings the Borromeo String Quartet back to the Picotte Recital Hall this weekend for an afternoon of much-loved chamber works. The Boston Globe has put them at the very top of ...

Picotte Recital Hall

Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

by The Staff April 11, 2012


Making their second appearance as part of the de Blasiis Chamber Music Series at the Hyde Collection, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo will perform a varied program of music, from Brahms to Bernstein and Debussy to Paquito ...

Hyde Collection

Imani Winds

by The Staff March 22, 2012


The Friends of Chamber Music series brings classical-music-world glamour to Troy this weekend with the celebrated wind ensemble Imani Winds. The group will be performing music by their own members (Valerie Coleman’s Tzigane, Brian DuFord’s Variations ...

Emma Willard School

Ethel, Robert Mirabal

by The Staff February 22, 2012


Working the outer edges of the string-quartet scene, Ethel have performed everything from conventional string compositions to electronic music to rock. This Saturday evening at theTroyMusic Hall, they’re teaming up with flautist Robert Mirabal to ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Tokyo String Quartet

by The Staff February 1, 2012

Tokyo Sting Quartett
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Reviews of the recorded works and live performances of the Tokyo String Quartet invariably use superlatives like “clarity” and “elegance” to describe their interpretations of the classical repertoire. Thanks to the Friends of Chamber Music, ...

Emma Willard School

Capitol Chamber Artists

by The Staff December 7, 2011


Fortepianist Aniko Szokody (pictured) will be flying in from Hungary to perform with Capitol Chamber Artists for this Saturday’s concert, Clara & Robert: A Musical Love Story. “Clara & Robert” are the Schumanns, whose love story ...

First Congregational Church

St. Petersburg String Quartet

by The Staff November 22, 2011

St. Petersburg Quartet

This Saturday evening, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, an ensemble the Los Angeles Times praised as “masters of subtlety and refinement,” will perform at Emma Willard School’s Kiggins Hall. Alla Aranovskaya and Evgeny Zvonnikov (violins), Boris ...

Emma Willard School

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

by The Staff October 26, 2011


Close Encounters With Music will begin their 20th year of chamber music concerts with the prompt return of the “outrageously virtuosic” Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Led by Misha Rachlevsky (pictured), last year’s performance inspired our friends ...

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Hyperion String Quartet

by The Staff August 25, 2011


The Hyperion String Quartet—violinists Amanda Brin and Jamecyn Morley, violist William Hakim and cellist Jonathan Brin—will wrap up a week as artists in residence at the Sembrich Museum with a concert Saturday night. The Saratoga ...

Sembrich Museum

Capitol Chamber Artists

by The Staff June 8, 2011

One of the region’s favorite chamber groups, Capitol Chamber Artists, will complete their 2010-2011 season with a performance in Albany on Sunday. Mary Lou Saetta, violin, Aniko Szokody, piano, Irvin Gilman, flute, and Andre O’Neil, ...

Westminster Presbyterian Church