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Friends of Chamber Music

Dorian Wind Quintet

by The Staff November 26, 2014


  This Saturday, the Dorian Wind Quintet—flautist Gretchen Pusch, oboist Gerard Reuter, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, bassoonist Adrian Morejon and horn player Karl Kramer-Johansen—will be joined by pianist Spencer Myer for a Friends of Chamber Music concert ...

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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 ...

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Parker Quartet

by The Staff January 30, 2014


  The Friends of Chamber Music Series at Emma Willard continues this Saturday (Feb. 1) with a performance by the 2010 Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. The Parker Quartet, who are currently artists-in-residence at Harvard, will perform Shostakovich’s ...

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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 ...

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Tokyo String Quartet

by The Staff February 13, 2013


  Violinists Kikuei Ikeda and Martin Beaver, violist Kazuhide Isomura and cellist Clive Greensmith are calling it a day: After this farewell tour, which stops in Troy on Sunday, the acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet are done. This ...

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Cecilia String Quartet

by The Staff November 15, 2012


  The Friends of Chamber Music series at Emma Willard resumes this Saturday night with a performance by the acclaimed Cecilia String Quartet. A Toronto critic described an August 2012 performance by the quartet in glowing terms: ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Harmonious Blacksmith

by The Staff October 6, 2011


Friends of Chamber Music will begin its 63rd season on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 9) with a performance by those specialists in the baroque, Harmonious Blacksmith. Praised by the critics for their “dazzling virtuosity” and “superb ...

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