Double Quartet Chamber Music Performance in Newburgh

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St. George's Episcopal Church, Newburgh, N.Y.

St. George’s Church in Newburgh will be the venue for an exciting Chamber Music performance October 15, 2017 photo credit: John Leighton

Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM) has been presenting a varied and rich repertoire of contemporary and classical music in the Hudson Valley for almost twenty years.

October 15th provides yet another occasion to promote quality music in a beautiful setting (St. George’s Church, Newburgh), when NCM presents an unusual double quartet performance featuring the American String Quartet and the Aeolus String Quartet, Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m., St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street in Newburgh.

Both quartets represent some of the finest American quartets found anywhere, and are recipients of prestigious awards.

Aeolus Quartet was recently praised by Strad Magazine for their “high-octane” performance. The American String Quartet (ASQ)is well-known to Newburgh Chamber Music for their performance of the complete Beethoven quartet cycle, and for numerous performances in the sixteen-year history of NCM. In addition, ASQ embraces both the classics as well as modern classics from the Great American Songbook.

The ASQ invites Aeolus to join in a rare opportunity to present, respectively,  great music for four, then six and culminating with eight fine chamber musicians performing the Mendelssohn Octet.

 

The program  features the Shostakovich Quartet No. 7, the Brahms G Major Sextet, and the MendelssohnOctet.  Tickets are available at the door or online at www.newburghchambermusic.org.  Adults: $25, Students $5. St. George’s is handicapped accessible with parking across the street.  A reception follows with the artists.

Audience members may bring string instruments that they wish to donate to Valentina’s Instrument Fund to be repaired, if necessary, and given to area schools and music students.  For further information regarding this program, or to donate at another time, contact Dr. Joel Evans at [email protected] or check the website: www.newburghchambermusic.org.

Newburgh Chamber Music was selected as the 2013-14 Outstanding Arts Organization by the Orange County Arts Council and is funded in part by the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation .