2019-2020 Season

2019-2020 Season

Please join us for our 71st season of world-class chamber music

KENARI QUARTET
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Transforming the perception of the saxophone.
“Stunning virtuosity!”

AIZURI QUARTET
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Imaginative young string quartet in an adventurous program.

MIRÓ QUARTET
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 25th year with a historic 1910 program.

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Legendary string quartet journeying into the magic of Haydn.

ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
“…has already muscled its way into the top ranks of string quartet playing.”

SONNAMBULA
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Spirited baroque ensemble currently in residence at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art.


All performances at Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave. (Rt. 66), Troy, NY, with free parking on site. Handicapped access to Kiggins is available.

Tickets are: $25 each ($15 students). An Early Bird Discount of 20% off is available for any combination of tickets purchased by September 15. (If purchased by then, a season subscription for six concerts is only $120 adult / $72 student; after September 15 they will be $150 and $90.) Tickets will also be available online beginning in October and at the door 45 minutes before each concert by cash, check, or credit card.

To learn more, call 518-833-1874 or email us at admin@friendsofchambermusic.org

Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

  • Photo of the Kenari Quartet
  • Photo of the Aizuna-Quartet
  • Photo of the Miró Quartet
  • photo of the St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Photo of Escher String Quartet
  • Photo of Sonnambula

SAVE when you purchase EARLY BIRD subscription or tickets by September 15

SAVE 20% off individual ticket rates of $25 / $15 students with an EARLY BIRD subscription, or 10% off individual ticket prices if you want only certain concerts (we are selling tickets to specific concerts this year). Hurry, that discount ends SEPTEMBER 15, 2019. Download and mail in this order form. For more information, call 518-833-1874. Additional information on each concert, including programs, will be updated here soon.

Kenari Quartet

Photo of the Kenari Quartet

KENARI QUARTET

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Bob Eason, soprano saxophone         Kyle Baldwin, alto saxophone
Corey Dundee, tenor saxophone       Steven Banks, baritone saxophone

Robert Schumann/arr. William Bolcom:   A Schumann Bouquet
John Mackey:                                                          Unquiet Spirits
Joel Love:                                                                  In Memoriam
David Ludwig:                                                         Josquin Microludes
David Maslanka:                                                    Recitation Book
Marc-Andre Hamelin/arr. Matt Evans:       Étude After Alkan

Applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical), the highly acclaimed Kenari Quartet delivers inspiring performances that transform the perception of the saxophone. The quartet aims to highlight the instrument’s remarkable versatility by presenting meticulously crafted repertoire from all periods of classical and contemporary music. Learn more at www.kenariquartet.com

 

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SAVE when you purchase EARLY BIRD subscription or tickets by September 15

SAVE 20% off individual ticket rates of $25 / $15 students with an EARLY BIRD subscription, or 10% off individual ticket prices if you want only certain concerts (we are selling tickets to specific concerts this year). Hurry, that discount ends SEPTEMBER 15, 2019. Download and mail in this order form. For more information, call 518-833-1874.

Note a big change this year:  In order to start offering online ticket sales — and please stay tuned, for that’s still a work in progress —  we will now be ticketing for specific concerts, rather than offering generic tickets that can be used at any concert.

Support us and join the family

Ticket prices cover less than 40% of our costs. Your additional donation or equivalent contribution earns you not only our gratitude, but an invitation to the reception for the musicians that follows each concert.

Interested in helping out at concerts or behind the scenes, perhaps even joining our board? Contact us or speak to any member of the board about ways you can help.

Okay, but how do I do this, exactly?

To subscribe and/or donate, please print out the form below and mail it to the address listed, or bring it to the first concert. We also typically have tickets available at the door, and we can accept credit cards there. (If you join our mailing list, we will also email you and snail mail you this information each year, and send you additional information  before each concert.) Remember, to get EARLY BIRD pricing, make sure your order form is postmarked by September 15, 2019.

2019-2020 Subscription/Donation Form

Contact / Visit

Contact us

See the bottom of our site for our mailing address, phone number, and location. Scroll a little further down for directions. You can also email us via this form. Your message will go to Cheryl Ackner, our administrative assistant at the Emma Willard School.

 

Visit

All concerts are held in beautiful Kiggins Auditorium in Slocum Hall on the grounds of the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. Enter at the main entrance (Massry entrance) at Pawling Avenue.

Most parking is available at the large lot on the right after you turn in at the main entrance on Pawling, bear right, and drive past a few buildings that will be on your left. If you’re early, there are sometimes also a few spots in the circle (stay straight) or immediately across from Slocum Hall. (All lots have handicapped spots.) The concert entrance to Slocum Hall (the door with handicapped access) faces the interior courtyard. You do not need to check in with security if you’re just attending the concert.

Click here for a printer-friendly map of the campus.