Events


 

Cooperstown String Quartet

Our next concert:

7:30PM — Friday, March 2, 2018
WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St, Reading

Members of the Cooperstown Quartet:
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Ara Gregorian, viola
Michael Kannen, cello

Program: 
Beethoven: String Trio, Op. 9, No. 1
Ernö Dohnányi: Serenade, No. 10
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563

We are very excited to present this Trio for the first time on our series. The musicians have played in some of the most respected chamber ensembles performing today. They are all veteran teachers as well as performers, and will present an afternoon outreach program for students at Wilson High School.

This concert is free and open to the public.
Parking is available at the Trinity Lutheran lot. Enter on Fifth St.


 

Sundays at Stirling 2018

Join us at the Stirling Guest House for gourmet brunch followed by a chamber music recital. 

February 18:
Joshua Halpern, cello and Hanchien Lee, piano
Program:
Webern: Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11
Schumann: Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70
Barber: Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2
 

 


March 11: Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp and Emma Resmini, flute
Reservations are $75, and include brunch and the concert.

Our final dinner event will be April 22, 2018, featuring Simon Mulligan, piano.

For more information or to make your reservation, call 610.698.8465

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Jessica Thompson, viola, Thomas Kraines, cello, Matilda Kaul, violin, Min-Young Kim, violin

Daedalus Quartet

February 9, 2018
7:30PM

The WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St.
Reading 19601

Program:
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50
Fred Lerdahl: Chaconne (2016)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

We welcome back the Daedalus Quartet for the third appearance on our series. The Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. The ensemble has impressed critics and listeners alike with the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances.

http://daedalusquartet.com

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Dolce Suono Trio

Artists:
Mimi Stillman, flute
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Charles Abramovic, piano

Friday evening, January 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM
The WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth St., Reading

Program:

Philippe Gaubert: Three Watercolors
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio #1 in D Minor
Danielpour: Remembering Neda
Zhou: Viaje
Bernstein: Songs from “West Side Story”

As we begin the new year, we are excited to present Dolce Suono Trio for its first appearance on our series. Dolce Suono Trio, “one of the most dynamic groups in the US” (The Huffington Post), is comprised of internationally acclaimed artists Mimi Stillman, flutist, founder and artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, soloist, and Yamaha Performing Artist, Charles Abramovic, pianist, Professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University, and cellist Gabriel Cabezas, soloist and member of yMusic. All graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, the trio formed to explore and expand the repertoire of this captivating combination of flute, cello, and piano. “The three were flawlessly in sync – even their trills!” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

For more information, visit dolcesuono.com

This performance is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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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

Program:
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 http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/


 

The 2017-18 Season Begins!

Aletheia Piano Trio

The Aletheia Piano Trio

 

Artists:
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

Program:
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.

 


 

News

We’re honored to have two of our concerts included in the Reading Eagle’s collection of exceptional performances of 2017! The Aletheia Piano Trio, which opened this season in October, made the top 10 and the Brentano String Quartet was given an honorable mention for their appearance last spring. See the entire list here: Reading Eagle’s Top 10 Performances of 2017

“Violinist Francesca dePasquale was on this list last year; this year her trio, with cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Fei-Fei Dong, was equally impressive. Their program of Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich and Brahms was performed with complete mastery and unequalled passion.”

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