A Note from the Music Director
Join us Saturday evening January 14 at 8 pm for the second concert of our 2016-2017 season: a special opportunity to enter the world of great chamber music composed prior to the era of Haydn and Mozart. Our evening of Baroque gems last season was a very popular program! And this season we will again voyage back through the centuries, this time to play marvelous works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and others for various combinations of 2 violins, cello, and harpsichord.
We will open with a lovely sonata for two violins, cello and harpsichord by Handel, continue with a taste of intimate harpsichord works by L. Couperin, followed by a selection of Bach 2-Part Inventions, which are delightful played as violin and cello duos. The first half of the program will conclude with the rhapsodic sonata in E major for violin and harpsichord by Bach. After intermission we will play a virtuosic Leclair duo for two violins and Vivaldi's soulful sonata for cello and harpsichord in A minor. The concert will conclude with the dramatic "La Folia" for two violins, cello and harpsichord by Vivaldi.
Violinist Renée Jolles, cellist James Wilson and I will be joined by harpsichordist Gwendolyn Toth, filling in for Carsten Schmidt who is unexpectedly unable to join us. We will miss Carsten, but we are delighted that Gwen, who performs regularly throughout North America and Europe, and is the founder and director of the acclaimed American early music ensemble, ARTEK, is able to join us at short notice. Come hear these wonderful Baroque pieces as they were meant to be heard -- in an intimate setting!
Our evening will be enhanced by a return visit of TheCheeseGuy with a fabulous tasting of his artisanal natural kosher cheeses. All cheeses and our usual wine and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 7:30 for cheese-tasting, wine, tea and coffee.
Click here to order tickets and for more information, or call the CSAIR office at 718-543-8400.
We are also happy to announce that our annual free Family Program date has been set: Sunday afternoon March 5, 2-3 pm. This year, our informal, interactive program is specially designed to encourage the inclusion of children with special needs from throughout the community, bringing us all together in a sensory/autism-friendly and relaxed setting to enjoy great music. Please help spread the word of this fun event to all families!
And our annual community outreach visits to local nursing homes and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center will soon get underway. Please help keep all our programs running by becoming a Friend of Intimate Voices. Contribute in any amount possible for you, tax -deductible to extent permissible by law, by donating online (click here) or by sending a check made out to CSAIR and designated for Intimate Voices to:
475 West 250th St
Bronx NY 10471
We look forward to seeing you on January 14!
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Handel, Trio Sonata Op. 2 #5 (2 Violins, Cello, Harpsichord)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday Afternoon Family Program at CSAIR - FREE!
Interactive, informal, and sensory/autism-friendly!
Sunday, March 5, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Interactive, sensory/autism-friendly family program features lively explorations of selections of great chamber music. Designed for ages 5 and up, this one-hour program will also be enjoyed by younger children who are particularly drawn to music, and by adults of all ages. We welcome all families!
Saturday Evening Tickets
$70 for a three-concert subscription
Single ticket $30, $25 senior, $15 student/under 30
Concert Series ticket prices include refreshments and reception
Sunday Afternoon Family Program - Date TBA
FREE! Thanks to support from the community
Interactive family program feature lively explorations of selections of great chamber music
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 thrilled to announce this new category of partnership in the community NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital.
NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
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 2016-2017 season, and help us continue to build this community-enhancing series by advertising in our program booklets, write us at email@example.com. We have rates to suit all budgets.
*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 8-season "founding" advertiser
Abway Security Systems*
301 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705
AT&T Johnson Ave
3553 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
5690 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
5900 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
The Corner Café
3781 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
3721 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
Larry the Locksmith**
3703 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine*
Lee Moskof, Associate Broker, Halstead Property Riverdale
3555 Johnson 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
Susanna Saarinen, Broker, Access Property Group
4975 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
State Farm Insurance, John Ciorra, Agent**
5665 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471
Vacuum World Stores*
5902 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
5909 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Renee White, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*
6048 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2016-2017 concert series:
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 and in the Community
When you subscribe to the Saturday evening 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 this season we plan 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 to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and went to several area nursing homes. But to make these community-building programs possible and available for all, we need your help.
$120: includes 1 subscription to our 3-concert season series, plus a $50 donation (tax-deductible to extent permissible by law) to help underwrite the Community Outreach Programs, now in their 7th year, bringing music to area rehab and nursing facilities, and also featuring our free Family Program.