Intimate Voices Presents...


2015-2016 Season

8th Season


A Note from the Music Director

Sheila ReinholdMark your calendars for the eighth season of Intimate Voices! Highlights this season include the great Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in March and a return of the harpsichord in January for another wonderful evening of Baroque chamber music. And our forays into the new and less known will begin in November with the evocative string trio by Jean Cras, a gifted early 20th century French composer whose travels as a lifetime naval officer infused his music with color and verve. All this in our acoustically excellent home, the lovely CSAIR sanctuary – the perfect intimate venue for experiencing chamber music of all periods.

As we begin the season, another heart-felt thank you to all our audience members and business sponsors, and a special note of gratitude to New York Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, which has generously renewed its sponsorship for the upcoming season.

We are looking forward to another season of sharing great music with our audiences of all ages in our series concerts and family program at CSAIR, as well as in our concerts at area nursing homes and rehab centers for those in the community who are not able to come out and hear music. With your continued generosity, we look forward to another great season of world-class music in Riverdale!

So save the dates, check out our program/artist details below, as well as our full roster of delightful Tastings@IntimateVoices, and check back for updates. 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.

- Sheila Reinhold

Riverdale Press: Local violin virtuoso spreads joy of music


2016-2017 Saturday Evening Concerts at CSAIR

To view a listing of our past seasons' programs, click here.


Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Boccherini, String Quartet, Op. 32 #6
Jean Cras, String Trio
Tchaikovsky, String Quartet #1, Op. 11

Bronx Brewery




Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm

Intimate Baroque chamber works for various combinations of two violins, cello and harpsichord by Bach, Leclair and others.






Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Beethoven, String Trio, Op.9 #2
Oscar Van Hemel, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115


Sunday Afternoon Family Program 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.

Date TBA

Family Programs


Artists/ 2016-2017 Season

Mark Holloway

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 during our sixth season, and we are delighted that his schedule has allowed him to continue to join us for many of our Community Outreach programs.

Remee 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.

Alan Kay

Clarinetist Alan Kay is Principal Clarinetist and an Artistic Director of Orpheus. A virtuoso of wind repertoire, he is a regular guest in chamber music venues throughout the world, a founding member of the Windscape Quintet, longtime curator of a concert series at the Cape May Music Festival, and on the faculty of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Stony Brook University.


Max Mandel

Violist Max Mandel enjoys a varied and acclaimed career as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral musician and speaker. A member of the FLUX quartet and The Knights, he is also Co-Principal Viola of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (London) and affiliated with The Smithsonian Chamber Players, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and The Silk Road Ensemble, among others.


John Marcus

Violinist John Marcus has performed extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe as a member of The Knights and a former member of the Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet, as a recitalist, and in festivals such as Ravinia, Aspen, and Spoleto. He has recently premiered John Corigliano's Sonata for Violin for Germany's leading public radio network.


Melissa Reardon

Violist Melissa Reardon is a member of the Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and The Silk Road Ensemble. She has performed as a soloist with Camerata Notturna and the Boston Symphony and played at numerous festivals across the United States, South America, Europe, Canada, India, and Korea.


Sheila Reinhold

Violinist 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. She is the founder and Music Director of Intimate Voices.

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 performs on Baroque as well as modern cello, with repertoire ranging from the late-17th century to new works especially written for him. He is a member of Orpheus and the Artistic Director of the Richmond-based Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. A former member of the Shanghai and Chester String Quartets and the Da Capo Chamber Players, he has recorded and toured extensively world-wide.

2016-2017 Ticket Information

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

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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.

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

Corporate Partner

We are thrilled to announce this new category of partnership in the community NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital.

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Business Sponsors

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 We have rates to suit all budgets. The list of 2016-2017 Business Sponsors will be up in early November.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 7-season "founding" advertiser

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

Charles Brophy
Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate


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

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

Dwell Family Doctors
5665 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

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 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.

Music-for-the-Community Package
$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.

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


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