Riverdale Press: Local violin virtuoso spreads joy of music
A Note from the Music Director
Join us Saturday evening January 17 for the second concert of the Intimate Voices 2014-2015 season at our home, the lovely and acoustically excellent sanctuary of CSAIR (Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel) in Riverdale, the Bronx.
Cellist Melissa Meell will return and we will welcome our friend violist Dov Scheindlin to join us for an evening of music written in Vienna by three great composers in their early years.
We will open with Schubert's string trio in B flat D.581, written when he was only 20 years old. We can already hear Schubert's unique voice in the flashes of dark harmonies amidst the charming melodies of this warm and gentle work. We will continue with the sardonically mischievous 1924 duo for violin and cello by the 26-year old Hanns Eisler, who was student of Schoenberg and would go on to extensive collaboration with Bertolt Brecht and film work in Hollywood. After intermission we will play Beethoven's G Major string trio, an ebullient masterpiece written when Beethoven was only 27 and had not yet composed the first of his sixteen great string quartets.
Our evening will be enhanced by the second of this season's Tastings@IntimateVoices, a return visit by Brent Delman, The CheeseGuy, with his extraordinary artisanal kosher cheeses, in addition to refreshments at intermission and the after-concert reception. Admission includes all food and drink.
Doors open at 7:30 for cheeses, wine, tea and coffee. Music will begin at 8 pm.
Click here to order tickets. Tickets can also be ordered by credit card on the phone (CSAIR office, 718-543-8400) or purchased at the door.
On Sunday afternoon January 18, come enjoy our sixth season's Family Program, a lively one-hour up-close interactive exploration of some great music, offered free to the community. I am delighted to announce that this year's Family Program will be supported in part by the Bronx Council on the Arts as an ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment) project, a component of the 2014 BRIO Award I was honored to receive for artistic excellence. This Family Program will delight music lovers of all ages!
We look forward to seeing you in January.
- Sheila Reinhold
PS - Our outreach to nursing/rehab facilities is under way, with our first events coming up in December. Click here to donate to keep all our community outreach programs running.
|Renée Jolles, violin||Sheila Reinhold, violin|
|Mark Holloway, viola||Dov Scheindlin, viola|
|Melissa Meell, cello||James Wilson, cello|
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 33 #2 ("Joke")
Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Mendelssohn, String Quartet, Op. 44 #1
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday Family Program, January 18, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Schubert, String Trio, D. 581
Eisler, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Beethoven, String Trio, Op. 9 #1
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Mozart, String Quartet, K. 465("Dissonance")
Krasa, Passacaglia and Fugue (for string trio)
Nielsen, String Quartet #1, Op. 13
To view a listing of our past seasons' programs, click here.
Interactive family program features lively explorations of selections of great chamber music.
Sunday January 18, from 2:00-3:00pm
Artists / 2014-2015 Season
Violist Mark Holloway is a 2014-2015 Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed at venues around the world, appeared at festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor and Ravinia, played as guest principal of the American Symphony and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and appeared as guest with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus.
Violinist Renée Jolles has given solo performances with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and has premiered hundreds of works worldwide. She is a member of Continuum and the Jolles Duo, a concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, has performed at festivals such as Marlboro, Bard, Bowdoin and Taos, and is Associate Professor of Violin at Eastman School of Music.
Cellist Melissa Meell has appeared with ensembles such as Musicians from Marlboro, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, New York Philomusica Chamber Ensemble, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and was twice a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. She is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which she has also appeared as soloist.
Violinist/violist Sheila Reinhold first performed as soloist with orchestra at age nine at the 92nd St. Y, and at fourteen began five years of study with Jascha Heifetz. Her varied career has included solo appearances with Zubin Mehta and André Kostelanetz, chamber music with Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky and premiers of solo and chamber works for both violin and viola.
Violist Dov Scheindlin has performed chamber music in 28 countries around the globe. He is a member and Artistic Director of Orpheus and an associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets, and appeared as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Munich Philharmonic, among others.
Cellist James Wilson has performed as recitalist and chamber musician at festivals such as the Mostly Mozart Festival and the Aspen Music Festival, and was a member of the Shanghai and Chester String Quartets. He performs regularly with many groups including the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, and has served as principal cellist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality, and interpretive insight to repertoire spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries. Her recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, conducted by Leonard Slatkin, won four Grammy Awards including Best Classical Album in 2006. Recent performance highlights include Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony, and Brahms' Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony. We are delighted that Ms. Davidson will again be able to join our community outreach program this season.
$60 for a three-concert subscription
Single ticket $25, $22 senior, $15 student/under 30
Concert Series ticket prices include refreshments and reception
Sunday Afternoon Family Programs
FREE! Thanks to support from the community
Interactive family program features lively explorations of selections of great chamber music.
For more information call the CSAIR office at 718 543-8400 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Directions to CSAIR
We hope you will consider supporting this series in all its artistic and community-building efforts. Creating a sustainable and affordable chamber music program in Riverdale is dependent on financial support from the community. So please contribute in any amount possible for you (tax -deductible to extent permissible by law), and join us by becoming a Friend of Intimate Voices.
Checks may be sent, made out to CSAIR and designated for Intimate Voices, to:
475 West 250th Street
Bronx, NY 10471
We are delighted that this series continues to receive strong support from local businesses of all kinds. Please patronize the businesses listed below, and thank them for their generous support!
If you would like your business to join us for the 2014-2015 season, and help us continue to build this community-enhancing series by advertising in our program booklets, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have rates to suit all budgets.
*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 6-season "founding" advertiser
Abway Security Systems*
5772 Mosholu Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471
All Medical Care Group
444 W 259th St, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10471, 718-554-8354
3424 Kingsbridge Ave, #1H, Bronx NY 10463, 718-884-2460
5690 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
5900 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Luis Faveron, RE/MAX in the City
5776 Mosholu Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471
312 East 204th St, Bronx, NY 10467
Gruenebaum's Bakery and Café*
5663 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Ha-Makolet: Shoshi's Market*
3714 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
Hudson Parkway Pharmacy*
5700 Mosholu Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Barbara Jurist, Associate Broker, Sotheby's International Realty*
3732 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10463
555 West 235th Street, Bronx NY 10463
Larry the Locksmith**
3703 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New Rochelle Radiology*
150 Lockwood Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Milad Nukho & Sons Gulf and Auto Repair**
578 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.A.*
5676 Riverdale Avenue, Suite 103, Riverdale, NY 10471
Right at Home*
3265 Johnson Avenue, Suite #305, Bronx, NY 10463
State Farm Insurance, John Ciorra, Agent**
5665 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471
281 West 230th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
Urgent Care of Riverdale*
5665 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Vacuum World Stores*
5902 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Verizon Wireless / Your Wireless*
5909 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Renee White, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*
6048 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471
Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2014-2015 concert series:
856 E. 136th Street, Bronx, NY 10454
The CheeseGuy.com *
PO Box 144, Yonkers, NY 10704
Skyview Wine & Spirits**
5681 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471
When you subscribe to the 2014-2015 series, please consider our Music-for-the-Community Package. We believe exposing children to the beauty and excitement of chamber music can inspire their participation in and enjoyment of music-making of all kinds for years to come. And we hope to continue our efforts to bring music to our neighbors in nursing and rehab facilities who are not able to come to our home at CSAIR – last season we returned for our fourth annual visit to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. But to make these community-building programs possible and available for all, we need your help.
$180: includes 2 subscriptions to our 3-concert season series, plus a $60 donation (tax-deductible to extent permissible by law) to help underwrite the Community Outreach Programs, now in their 6th year, bringing music to area rehab and nursing facilities, and also featuring our free Family Programs.