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A Note from the Music DirectorSheila Reinhold

Join us Saturday evening November 7 for the opening concert of the Intimate Voices 2015-2016 season at our home, the lovely and acoustically excellent sanctuary of CSAIR (Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel) in Riverdale, the Bronx.

Renée Jolles, James Wilson and I will be joined by our friend violist Carol Rodland for an evening of music for string quartet and string duo.

We will open with the Haydn quartet Op 74 #1. Writing for public performance in London's Hanover Square Rooms, Haydn was inspired to a newly expansive, dramatic, and almost orchestral expressivity in this delightful work. Next, Renée and Carol will play the recently composed Duo Concertante for violin and viola by Roberto Sierra, a dazzling virtuoso dialogue of rhythmic vitality and colorful harmonies. The concert will close with the Dvořák quartet Op. 61 in C major. In this warm and passionate work, Dvořák explores the harmonic and melodic worlds of Beethoven and Brahms, but we always hear his own inimitable voice.

Our evening will be enhanced by the first of this season's Tastings@IntimateVoices, featuring fine craft beer donated once again by our friends at The Bronx Brewery, as well as refreshments at intermission and the after-concert reception. Admission includes all food and drink.

Doors open at 7:30 for beer, 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 by check/cash.

New to Intimate Voices? Not sure if you want a subscription? Come and join us on November 7. Then present your ticket stub at our February 6 concert to be credited towards your subscription.

We look forward to chatting with you after the concert over a cup of tea or glass of beer!

- Sheila Reinhold

PS - Our community outreach will get underway shortly, thanks to wonderful community support and this season's generous grant from NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital. We are planning our visits to local nursing homes and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, and our free Family Program is scheduled for March 13. Click here to donate to keep all our programs running!

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2015-2016 Saturday Evening Concerts at CSAIR

Bronx BrewerySaturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

Renée Jolles, violin Sheila Reinhold, violin
Carol Rodland, viola James Wilson, cello

Haydn, String Quartet, Op. 74 #1
Sierra, Duo Concertante (for violin and viola)
Dvořák, String Quartet, Op. 61


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00pm

Ilana Davidson, soprano Sheila Reinhold, violin
James Wilson, cello Carsten Schmidt, harpischord

Intimate Baroque chamber works for soprano, violin, cello and harpsichord
by Bach, Handel, Rameau and others


Skyview Wines & SpiritsSaturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:00pm

Renée Jolles, violin Sheila Reinhold, violin
Dov Scheindlin, viola James Wilson, cello

Arriaga, String Quartet #1
Klein, Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
Beethoven, String Quartet, Op. 59 #1


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, March 13, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm

November 2010 Family Program

Artists / 2015-2016 Season


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.

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.





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.



Carol Rodland
Violist Carol Rodland has established a distinguished international career, with recent performances throughout the Americas and Europe. She is Professor of Viola at the Eastman School of Music, an artist-faculty member at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program, and the creator of If Music Be the Food.. , a benefit concert series in Rochester, NY dedicated to increasing awareness and support for the hungry.


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.


Carsten Schmidt
Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt enjoys a flourishing career as a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor, and has performed widely throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, including venues such as the Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall in the US. His repertoire ranges from the early Baroque to new works, of which he has premiered more than 100. He is Professor of Music at Sarah Lawrence College.


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.


2015-2016 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

Directions to CSAIR

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

Corporate Community Partner

We are thrilled to announce this new category of partnership in the community.New York-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital

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 2015-2016 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.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 7-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

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

Kai Fan Asian Cuisine
3717 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, 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*

Lee Moskof, Associate Broker, Halstead Property Riverdale
718-549-4116 x215

Moss Café
3260 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

Riverdale Grill House
5693 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

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

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 2015-2016 concert series:

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 2015-2016 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 fifth 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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