A Note from the Music Director
An enthusiastic crowd again filled the sanctuary of CSAIR on February 6 for the second concert of our 7th season. It was a delight to present our first-ever evening of Baroque chamber music, complete with harpsichord, for our audience of such intense listeners.
This season's third and final concert at CSAIR will be on Saturday evening March 12 at 8 pm. Renée Jolles, James Wilson and I will be joined by violist Dov Scheindlin and we will play Beethoven's great string quartet Opus 59 #1 along with two wonderful lesser-known works. The program will open with a delightful quartet written in 1824 by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga when he was only 18 years old. Often called the "Spanish Mozart", Arriaga died before he was 20 leaving us a few marvelous works. The program will continue with an astonishing and hauntingly beautiful string trio by the Czech composer Gideon Klein, written in 1944 in the Terezin internment camp shortly before Klein's transport to Auschwitz and then to a labor camp where he was murdered at age 25. After intermission we will play the first of Beethoven's Opus 59 "Razumovsky" quartets, a masterpiece whose complex compositional structure, virtuosic technical demands on all four players and deep range of emotional content radically transformed the string quartet genre. We are very excited to play this great work in our lovely intimate space for our circle of music-loving friends.
The evening will be enhanced by our annual wine-tasting, generously donated for the seventh straight year by Skyview Wine & Spirits. All wines and our usual refreshments are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 7:30 for wine-tasting, tea and coffee.
Click here to order tickets and for more information, or call the CSAIR office at 718-543-8400.
Also, on Sunday afternoon March 13 from 2:00-3:00pm, we will present our annual free Family Program at CSAIR. This lively interactive one-hour exploration of some of the music from Saturday night's concert will delight and inform. While it is designed for ages 5 and up, this interactive program can enjoyed by younger kids who are particularly drawn to music, and also by adults of all ages. And our Sunday afternoon Family Programs are presented free of charge to all as part of our Community Outreach!
We look forward to seeing you on March 12 and March 13.
- Sheila Reinhold
PS – Our programs – evening series concerts plus our Community Outreach to nursing homes residents as well as to families -- are made possible thanks to wonderful community support and this season's generous grant from NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital. 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 or by sending a check made out to CSAIR and designated for Intimate Voices to:
475 West 250th St
Bronx NY 10471
Saturday, 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 including:
Rameau, Cinquième Concert from Pièces de Clavecin en Concert for violin,
cello and harpsichord
Handel, Armida Abandonnata for soprano, violin, cello and harpsichord
Bach, Sonata in C minor BWV 1017 for violin and harpsichord
Purcell, Songs for voice and instruments
Saturday, 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 Programs at CSAIR - FREE!Interactive 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.
Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Artists/ 2015-2016 Season
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cellist James Wilson has performed as recitalist and chamber musician at music festivals such as the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. He performs regularly with many groups including Music from Copland House, the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which he has served as principal cellist. He has also been a member of the Shanghai and Chester String Quartets, touring worldwide with both groups.
Violist Mark Holloway is an 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, served as guest principal of the American Symphony and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and played with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus. Mark played with us last year in our sixth season, and we are delighted that his schedule will allow him to join us for our Community Outreach programs this season.
Saturday Evening 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 programs 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 2012-2013 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.
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Abway Security Systems*
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Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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Dwell Family Doctors
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Barbara Jurist, Associate Broker, Sotheby's International Realty*
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Larry the Locksmith**
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Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine*
Lee Moskof, Associate Broker, Halstead Property Riverdale
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New Rochelle Radiology*
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The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.A.*
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Riverdale Grill House
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State Farm Insurance, John Ciorra, Agent**
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Vacuum World Stores*
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Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2015-2016 concert series:
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Skyview Wine & Spirits**
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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.
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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 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 to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and went to two area nursing homes. 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.