Friends of Chamber Music

2016-2017: Our 64th Season

The Board of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading welcomes you to our 65th season of chamber music concerts! This season we offer a series of eight concerts, all of which take place in the historic WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. 5th St., Reading. Its superb acoustics guarantee a memorable experience for both performers and audience. World-renowned ensembles, both familiar and new to our audiences, will perform on our stage this season, and many of them will continue our mission of educational outreach to area schools, often resulting in new student faces in our audience. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts and hope that you will enthusiastically promote us to family and friends, sharing in the joy of chamber music!

The Dalí Quartet                                   Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM

Program: Amaya: Angelica (2000) Turina: La Oración del Toro, Op. 34 Beethoven: String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2 Piazzolla: Four, for Tango Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 1 (1915) Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703 D’Rivera: Wapango

The David Trio                                        Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:30 PM

Program: Schubert: Notturno in E-flat, Op. 148 (D. 897) Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32 Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

The Jasper Quartet                               Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 PM

Program: Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 Bartók: String Quartet No. 6 Dvořák: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

David Kim and Friends                         Sunday,  January 15, 2017, 3:00 PM

Program: Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull, for speaker and violin Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 94a Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

The Apollo Trio                                         Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Program: Haydn: Trio in F-sharp Minor, Hob. XV26 Shostakovich: Trio in E minor, op. 67 Brahms: Trio in C Major, op. 87

The Aeolus Quartet with Pedja Muzijevic    Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Program: Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet Barber: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11 Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

The Olympus Trio                                              Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM

Program: Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor Dvořák: Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” Beethoven: Trio in D Major, Op.70 No.1 Hatzis: Odd World

The Brentano String Quartet                      Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

Program: Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” Davidovsky: String Quartet No. 3 Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1