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The New York Polyphony
On Sunday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m.,
Formed in 2006, New York Polyphony features Geoffrey Williams singing countertenor, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, and Craig Phillips singing bass. With a repertoire that spans early music through contemporary compositions, the group has garnered praise all over the world. National Public Radio notes that they feature a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts."
On March 16th the program will feature a plethora of early music: an anonymous song c. 1300, and works by Phillipe de Vitry (14th c.) and Thomas Tallis (15th c.), among others. Singing without an intermission, the group will end with three American Folk Hymns arranged by Gregory Brown and a song composed for New York Polyphony by contemporary composer Ivan Moody (b. 1964).
You can purchase tickets for the New York Polyphony, March 16, 2014 via Brown Paper Tickets:
Chamber Music in Yellow Springs is pleased to announce that The Russian Trio and Trio Cleonice are the Finalists in the 29th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. A panel of nine first round judges selected the two Finalists. The two piano trios will compete in Yellow Springs on April 27th at the last concert of the 2013-14 season. First and second places will be announced immediately following the concert, and prizes will be awarded.
The Russian Trio is currently based in Baltimore MD, and affiliated with the Peabody Conservatory. Nikita Borisevich, violin, and Dmitry Volkow, cello, and Katherine Harris Rick, piano, are all Russian natives. They have extensive solo experience along with their chamber music interest. The Trio won the 2013 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the 2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. They have performed throughout North America and Europe.
The Trio Cleonice is the Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory of Music. Together since 2008, violinist Ari Issacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, formed their trio at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. They were an Emerging Ensemble with the Julliard School prior to moving to New England. When not rehearsing or teaching they enjoy cooking together, and share their food writing and photography on the groups blog, grilled octopus.
Watch for additional information re this Competition
Jessica Bodner, Ying Xue, Daniel Chong, and Kee-Hyun Kim
The award-winning Parker Quartet performed on November 3rd and presented:
“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
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.
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.
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!