Newburgh Chamber Music Series Presents the American String Quartet and the Aeolus Quartet
Newburgh Chamber Music Series welcomes back the American String Quartet. They will be joined by the Aeolus Quartet in a concert of music by Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 7), Brahms (G major Sextet) and Mendelssohn (Octet).
Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 35th anniversary in the 2010-2011 season, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide. Their presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire. For further information about the ensemble, visit their website at http://www.americanstringquartet.com.
Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery, the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings worthy of a major-league quartet (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News). Mark Satola of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, A rich and warm tone combined with precise ensemble playing (that managed also to come across as fluid and natural), and an impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn. They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and they currently make their home in New York City. For further information about the ensemble, visit their website at http://aeolusquartet.com.
St. George's Episcopal Church (View)
105 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12561
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