Events


Our first Stirling event of the New Year —
January 26, 2020: Brunch

Sparkling wine and beverages begin the afternoon, followed by a gourmet buffet brunch. Following the meal, Tianxu An, piano student at The Curtis Institute of Music, will present a recital featuring works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Tianxu An, from Beijing, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2015 and studies piano with Meng-Chieh Liu. Mr. An’s recent competition awards include fourth prize in the XVI International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 2019, and winner of the senior division of the Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition in 2018. He attended the Morningside Music Bridge program in 2017 and 2018, and the Sejong Music Festival in 2013 and 2014. He began piano lessons at age five and previously studied with Hua Chang of the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing.

Call 610.698.8465 to make your reservation today!



Our Next Concert:

Students and Faculty of the Bard Conservatory of Music
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Program:
Martinů: Five Short Pieces for Piano Trio
Frank Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet in F-sharp Minor
Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

This season’s concert marks the seventh appearance of a Bard Conservatory ensemble in Reading.  The association of the Friends of Chamber Music with Bard had its genesis at a 45th Haverford College reunion in 2006, when Tom Souders, Artistic Director of the Friends, renewed his friendship with classmate Robert Martin, Director of the newly-formed Bard Conservatory of Music and Vice-President for Academic Affairs of Bard College. 

These concerts have provided wonderful opportunities for a wider exploration of chamber music, and this season’s offerings continue that tradition.

As always, this concert is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the Trinity Lutheran Lot.

The Aletheia Piano Trio
Francesca dePasquale, violin
Juliette Herlin, cello
Fei-Fei Dong, piano

Friday, September 20, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Program:
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

We are thrilled to welcome back the Aletheia Piano Trio to open the season. Comprised of violinist Francesca dePasquale, cellist Juliette Herlin, and pianist Fei-Fei Dong, the Aletheia Piano Trio is quickly rising to acclaim for its impassioned energy and musical integrity.


BRENTANO QUARTET – Misha Amory/ viola, Serena Canin/violin (glasses), Nina Lee/cello, Mark Steinberg/violin (glasses) www.http://brentanoquartet.com/

7:30PM Saturday, May 18, 2019
The WCR Center for the Arts
140 N. Fifth St., Reading 19601

Program:
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
A Selection of Poems by Wallace Stevens
Beethoven: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

We are so pleased to present our friends in the Brentano String Quartet once again to bring our 2018-19 season to a magnificent close. And those in attendance get the first look at what is in store for 2019-20.

This concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Trinity Lutheran lot.


News

We are thrilled to announce our 2019-2020 Season! This season, as we continue our custom of featuring eight world class chamber ensembles, we present SEVEN concerts, and end the season with the combined forces of the Daedalus and Brentano Quartets. All concerts are presented 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, September 20, 7:30 PM
* Note: this is a change from the announcement at the May concert

The Bard Conservatory Ensemble
Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Tesla Quartet with Alexander Fiterstein 
Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Cooperstown Quartet
Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Aeolus Quartet
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Apollo Trio 
Friday, April 24, 2020 7:30 PM

The Brentano and Daedalus Quartets
Saturday, May 23, 2020, 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.