November 17, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

The Bard Conservatory Ensemble

Faculty and Students of the Bard Conservatory of Music
with Conservatory Director Dr. Robert Martin, cello

Franz Danzi: Quartet for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 40, No. 1
Mauricio Kagel: Selections from Aus dem Nachlass,
for Viola, Cello and Bass
Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

We welcome back students and faculty from the prestigious Bard Conservatory for an evening of works featuring strings and winds.

The Bard College Conservatory of Music, founded in 2005, is guided by the principle that musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences to achieve their greatest potential. All undergraduates complete two degrees over a five-year period, a bachelor of music and a bachelor of arts in a field other than music. Each summer Bard presents a festival featuring the works and world of a chosen composer.

Join us at the WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth St, Reading, 19601!

Parking will be available at the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot.

For more information about The Bard Conservatory, visit


The 2017-18 Season Begins!

Aletheia Piano Trio
The Aletheia Piano Trio

Francesca dePasquale, violin
Juliette Herlin, cello
Fei-Fei Dong, piano

Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30 PM
The WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St., Reading

Mozart: Trio in G Major, K. 496
Schubert: Trio in C minor, D. 897, “Notturno”
Shostakovich: Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
Brahms: Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

We are excited to open our season with the Aletheia Piano Trio, an ensemble quickly rising to acclaim for its impassioned energy and musical integrity. Praised as an “outstanding ensemble” with “confidence and understanding of musicians beyond their years” (Palm Beach Daily News), the Trio was formed in 2013 at the Juilliard School and quickly gave debut performances at the Rose Studio and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York and the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In addition to their studies at Juilliard, the trio have attended the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, performing as an ensemble and with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Donald Weilerstein. Highlights of recent performances include debut appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Saint Vincent College Concert Series (Latrobe, PA), and Shandelee Music Festival (Livingston Manor, NY). Upcoming appearances include performances for Concerts in the Barn (Quilcene, WA), Macon Concert Association (Wesleyan College), and Beacon Hill Concerts (Stroudsburg, PA), as well as Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Wohan Symphony Orchestra for the Busan Maru International Music Festival in Korea.  

Parking is available in the Abraham Lincoln Hotel garage


We are thrilled to announce our 2017-2018 Season. Once again we present eight world class chamber ensembles, performing in the historic WCR Center for the Arts in Reading. You will see several of our favorite artists return, as well as a variety of new and exciting groups. Plan to attend them all!

The Aletheia Trio Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Bard Conservatory Ensemble Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

Dolce Suono Trio Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Daedalus Quartet Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Cooperstown Quartet Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Tempest Trio Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Aeolus Quartet Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Brentano Quartet Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

All concerts take place at the WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth Street in Reading, and are free and open to the public.  


The final concert of our season was a rousing success. We couldn't agree more with the opening comment of Susan Pena's review in the Reading Eagle:

For two decades, the Brentano String Quartet has been the grand finale of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading series, and they rarely fail to attract a full house and they never disappoint. And Saturday night in the WCR Center for the Arts was no different, as they delved into well-known Mozart and Beethoven quartets, and shared Stephen Hartke's "The Fifth Book," written for them last year.

Read the complete review here: