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7th Season

A Note from the Music DirectorSheila Reinhold

Mark your calendars for seventh season of Intimate Voices! Renée Jolles and James Wilson will return to join me in November and March for a dynamic mix of the old and new -- beloved masterpieces by composers such as Beethoven and Dvořák, and wonderful new works including a dazzling Duo Concertante for violin and viola written in 2013 by prize-winning composer Roberto Sierra. And we have some exciting new programming to announce: our February 6 concert will be our first-ever program of intimate Baroque works. Ilana Davidson (soprano) and Carsten Schmidt (harpsichord) will join Jim and me for an evening of music for voice, violin, cello, and harpsichord. The excellent acoustics of our CSAIR sanctuary will provide the perfect venue for experiencing great chamber works by Bach and other Baroque masters.

So save the dates, and check back soon for exact program and artist details and to purchase tickets, as well as for information about our Intimate Voices Community Outreach Programs which bring music to area rehab and nursing facilities and to children. We are grateful to The Allen Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, our first Corporate Community Partner, for its generous support of our programming. With this help, and your continued generosity, we look forward to another great season of world-class music in Riverdale!

- Sheila Reinhold

Program Details Forthcoming

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.

Date of concert TBA.

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.


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.

Buy Tickets Online Now

Online and offline ticket sales for the 2015-2016 season will be available shortly. Please check back soon.

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

The Allen Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

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.

The listings below (our 2014-2015 sponsors) will be updated for the new season in early November.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 6-season "founding" advertiser

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

All Medical Care Group
444 W 259th St, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10471, 718-554-8354
3424 Kingsbridge Ave, #1H, Bronx NY 10463, 718-884-2460

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

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

Luis Faveron, RE/MAX in the City
5776 Mosholu Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471

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

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

Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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 Tastings@IntimateVoices for our 2014-2015 concert series:

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

The *
PO Box 144, Yonkers, NY 10704

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 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.

Intimate Voices Contact Information