Events


The Dalí Quartet returns November 9!

7:30 PM, Friday, November 9
The WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St., Reading 19601

Program:
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Major (1823)
Alberto Ginastera: Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 (1948)
Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80

We are thrilled to welcome back the Dalí Quartet, with its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything it does, generating critical and audience acclaim for its Classical Roots, Latin Soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada and South America.


 

 

The 2018-19 Season Begins! 
The McDonald-Cho-Rosen Trio

This concert is generously sponsored by Thomas B. Souders, M.D.

Artists:
Catherine Cho, violin

Marcy Rosen, cello
Robert McDonald, piano

Friday, October 12, 2018 – 7:30 PM
The WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St., Reading 19601

Program:
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, No. 4, Op. 23
Ravel: Duo for Violin and Cello
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65

We invite you to join us as we open our season with the McDonald-Cho-Rosen Trio. 
Catherine Cho, violin, is a founding member of La Fenice and is on the faculty of the Juilliard School. An accomplished orchestral, chamber and solo musician, she has performed on prestigious stages around the world.
Marcy Rosen, cello, is well-known to our audience, having performed in Reading annually from 1987-2009 as a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She is currently Professor of Cello at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music, and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Live concert series.
Robert McDonald, piano, tours extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Parking is available in the Trinity Lutheran parking lot; enter on N. 5th St.


 

News

A fabulous day with the McDonald-Cho-Rosen Trio!

Afternoon outreach at Reading High School

 

 

 

 

 

According to Susan Pena, Reading Eagle, “This concert was as close to perfect as you could have…” Read the full review here.

And — congratulations to Gary and Lucinda Matthew, winners of the $500 Gift Certificate to The Goldsmiths Fine Jewelry Store LTD.

Thank you to all our generous Patrons!


 

 

The 2018-19 Brochures are out — did you get yours?

New this season: in recognition of your efforts to Polish the Jewel of the FOCM, donations will be gratefully acknowledged in our Bravo program in these gift levels:

  • Benjamin F. Souders Society……$2,500 and above
  • Diamond………………………………… $1,000-$2,499
  • Emerald…………………………………. $500-$999
  • Sapphire………………………………… $250-$499
  • Ruby……………………………………… $125-249
  • Amethyst……………………………….. up to $124

And make your donations early! Everyone whose contribution is received online or postmarked by October 5 (one week before our first concert), will automatically be entered in a drawing to receive a $500 Gift Certificate from The Goldsmiths Fine Jewelry Store LTD!


 

We are thrilled to announce our 2018-2019 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 McDonald-Cho-Rosen Trio Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Dalí Quartet Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 PM

Merz Trio Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Aeolus Quartet Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

The NEW Trio Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 PM

Tempesta di Mare Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Clarosa Piano Quartet Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 PM

The Brentano String Quartet Saturday, May 18, 2019, 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.