Intimate Voices Presents

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A Note from the Music DirectorSheila Reinhold

Welcome to our sixth season of great music played by world-class musicians in our home, the lovely and acoustically excellent sanctuary of CSAIR, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale. Our programs this season will feature some of the best of the string quartet, trio and duo repertoire, with favorite works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. And as always, we are excited to present wonderful but less frequently heard pieces, including the vivacious and melodious first quartet by Carl Nielsen and a stunning trio by Czech composer Hans Krasa written in the Terezin internment camp in 1944.

This season, our November and January concerts will be on Saturday evenings at 8:00pm as usual, but please note that our March concert will be on a Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm. Doors will open a half-hour prior to all concerts for relaxing and socializing, with wine, tea, coffee and other refreshments again included in the ticket price. Our popular Tastings@IntimateVoices will return this season: craft beer from our friends at The Bronx Brewery for our opening evening November 1, a tasting of artisanal all-natural kosher cheeses courtesy of The Cheese Guy at our January 17 concert, and our sixth annual wine tasting donated by Skyview Wine & Spirits for our final series concert on March 8.

Our Community Outreach events are continuing, bringing music to families and to those who are not able to come out to hear us. We have made many friends in the VA Medical Center and in several area nursing homes who now look forward to our visits, and these programs are so very rewarding to us. With your continued support we will be able to keep sharing the joy of live music with all! Click here to donate.

So mark your calendars, order your tickets and check back for updates. And please continue to tell your friends and neighbors about our world- class concerts right here in Riverdale.

- Sheila Reinhold


2014-2015 Concert Series at CSAIR

Renée Jolles, violin Sheila Reinhold, violin
Mark Holloway, viola Dov Scheindlin, viola
Melissa Meell, cello James Wilson, cello
Concerts Featuring...

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.


Sunday Afternoon Family Program at CSAIR - FREE!

Interactive family program features lively explorations of selections of great chamber music.

Sunday January 18, from 2:00-3:00pm

November 2010 Family Program

Artists / 2014-2015 Season


Mark Holloway

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.





Renée Jolles

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.





Melissa Meell

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.





Sheila Reinhold

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.





Dov Scheindlin

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.





James Wilson

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.





Ilana Davidson

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.

2014-2015 Ticket Information

Concert Series Tickets
$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.

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For more information call the CSAIR office at 718 543-8400 or send an e-mail to

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Friend of Intimate Voices
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.

Contribute Online

Checks may be sent, made out to CSAIR and designated for Intimate Voices, to:
475 West 250th Street
Bronx, NY 10471

Business Sponsor of Intimate Voices
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 We have rates to suit all budgets. The listings below (our 2013-2014 sponsors) will be updated for the new season in late October.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 5-season "founding" advertiser

Abway Security Systems*
5772 Mosholu Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Brown's Jewelers**
5690 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Cora Hardware/Housewares*
5900 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Kitty Dearie, South Riverdale Associates, Inc.
3265 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463

Freilich Jewelers*
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

J.O.P. Consulting Group, L.L.C.
3265 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463

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

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

TD Bank
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 generously provided the "tastes" and "tastings" at our 2013-2014 Saturday evening concerts:

Riverdale Kosher Market*
5683 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Bronx Brewery*
856 E. 136th Street, Bronx, NY 10454

Skyview Wine & Spirits**
5681 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471

Thanks also to both the North Riverdale Merchants Association and the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corp. for their advice and encouragement. Please support their members.

Support Music for Kids

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.

Music-for-the-Community Package
$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.

Purchase this package online, or use the printable order form, or call the CSAIR office.

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