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Escher String Quartet – November 6, 2016

Escher String Quartet  -  Vassar College, Skinner Hall  -  November 6, 2016 The quartet program included works by Mozart, Bartók, and then a quintet (add Crow’s piano) of Dvorák.  (Sorry Anton, all those different accents available, but not the correct … Continue reading

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Cavatina Quartet – July 24, 2016

Cavatina Quartet  -  Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden  -  July 24, 2016 A new venue for me, MOMA’s outdoor sculpture garden.  And of course, for a program assembled by Juilliard’s Joel Sachs, “new music” aplenty for the student players.

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Manhattan String Quartet – April 3, 2016

Manhattan String Quartet  – Pleasantville Presbyterian Church -  April 3, 2016 A little bit of Beethoven, a little bit of Bartok, and I’ll be able to handle a little bit of Schubert.  One more sponsoring organization (Pleasantville Chamber Music Society), … Continue reading

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Bardavon String Quartet – August 22, 2015

Bardavon String Quartet  -  Onteora Mountain House  -  August 22, 2015 These sketches are from the “have-you-no-shame?” department.  I brought my sketchbook to my niece’s wedding ceremony/reception on the hunch that there might be live music and guess what?  BSQ!

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Focus: Schnittke’s World (1) – January 27, 2014

Focus: Schnittke’s World (1)  – Juilliard School, Peter Jay Sharp Theater  -  January 27, 2014 This year’s Focus festival is on Alfred Schnittke and his circle.  The four players portrayed are each part of a separate ensemble; time is too … Continue reading

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American Music & Local History – September 8, 2013

American Music & Local History – Southeast Museum – September 8, 2013 A wordy title that doesn’t fit on one line, oh well.  Full story: the basement of the Southeast Museum in Brewster is a small performance space and gallery … Continue reading

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Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – May 5, 2012

Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – Symphony Space – May 5, 2012 This year’s Wall-to-Wall celebrated the 1920′s Paris of Gertrude Stein.  Performances began even before we got into the theatre, with Marni Rice leading her band, Chanson Chamber Salon, … Continue reading

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Orion String Quartet – November 6, 2011

Orion String Quartet  -  Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library – November 6, 2011 We’ve been seeing these guys intermittently over the past dozen or so years.   The level of quality is consistently high, and while they focus on classical, they are … Continue reading

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Bridge Records 30th Anniversary – October 20, 2011

Bridge Records 30th Anniversary  -  Bruno Walter Auditorium  -  October 20, 2011 Bridge Records is an independent label that started out small and quirky, and has kept going without losing its quirky charm.  The main emphasis is new music (in … Continue reading

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Chiara String Quartet – January 17, 2011

Chiara String Quartet   -   Merkin Concert Hall   -  January 17, 2011 I’m gradually getting around to all these venues of which I am aware but have never been to.  So Merkin falls!  The event was the opening marathon of the … Continue reading

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