The Horszowski Piano Trio
February 9, 2014
When they played together for the first time the Horszowski Piano Trio, immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating ex- pressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio.
Jesse Mills, Rieko Aizawa, and Raman Ramakrishnan
In 2012 they were appointed the Ensemble-in-Residence at Electric Earth Concerts in New Hampshire. Based in New York City, the members of the trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston.
New Honor for Parker Quartet
Jessica Bodner, Ying Xue, Daniel Chong, and Kee-Hyun Kim
The award winning Parker Quartet was the most recent performers to perform for Chamber Music Yellow Springs. They performed on November 3 and presented:
- Felix Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 3 in d Major, Op. 44 No. 1
- British composer Thomas Adès’s 1994 composition, Arcadiana
- Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 9 in E flat Major, Op. 117
The Harvard University Department of Music has announced that the Parker Quartet will join the music department teaching faculty at Harvard University beginning in the fall of 2014.
“Thanks to the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence Program, we have been fortunate to have had a Quartet-in-Residence for four weeks a year since 1985,” said Music Department chair Alexander Rehding. “However, the role of performance in the music department and the University has changed significantly, and this is the right time to bring professional musicians to campus as full-time residents. We are confident that the extended exposure to the string quartet will be highly beneficial to our students, especially our many talented undergraduate performers, allowing them to engage in the practice of chamber music on an unprecedented scale. We welcome the Parker Quartet to Harvard with immense pleasure.”
The renowned Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong, Ying Xue, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello) will, as part of the expanded Blodgett residency, present free concerts each year for the general public and recitals as part of the Dean’s Noontime concert series. They will teach, participate in class demonstrations, read and perform student compositions, and coach Harvard undergraduate chamber ensembles in weekly master classes for Harvard credit. The Parker Quartet’s full time presence in the program will allow for the expansion of the chamber music and performance study opportunities for students in the Harvard University Music Department.
The Miro String Quartet
On Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Miró String Quartet delighted the audience at the First Presbyterian Church with two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s late quartets.
For additional information on the Miro Concert, go to our News & Reviews.
Did we miss you at the Yellow Springs Street Fair? See you next year!
Dinner and a Movie: January 26, 2014. Details to be announced in the fall.
Visit our website for information on the CMYS Annual Competition for 2014.
Brand New Donor Category
In response to the suggestion by members of our organization, and in recognition of the generosity of our donors, the CMYS Board of Directors decided to add a new donor category.
That category will be called “Founders Circle” and will be for donations of $500 and up. New members to the Founder’s Circle will be given two admissions to a Post-concert dinner.
Donation levels are now: Sustainers ($1-$99), Patrons ($100-$249), and Benefactors ($250-$499), and Founder’s Circle ($500 and up).
Contributions from our Membership and friends helps to make our organization sound, supports music in our schools and community, and keeps our ticket prices low. All donations are greatly appreciated!
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