Intimate Voices Presents...

2015-2016 Season

10th Season of Intimate Voices programming information Tickets

Sheila ReinholdA Note from the Music Director

Mark your calendars for our tenth season! Renée Jolles and James Wilson will return for all three concerts, as we celebrate ten straight seasons of making music together for our wonderful audiences here in at CSAIR. We will welcome back violists Melissa Reardon in November and Dov Scheindlin in March, harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt in January, and clarinetist Alan Kay in March. We are excited to present wonderful unfamiliar works, such as a brilliant Duo for violin and viola composed in 1939 by the young Hungarian László Weiner before his murder at age 28 by the Nazis in 1944. And our menu of beloved masterworks will include, among other pieces, Beethoven's dramatic String Quartet Opus 18 No.4 in C Minor and Mozart's sublime Quintet for Clarinet and Strings.

Please note that this season all our concerts at CSAIR will be on Sunday afternoons beginning at 3:00 PM. Our audience base has grown over the years, and we hope that this change will enable more of our friends from both near and far to join us in our lovely and acoustically excellent home, the sanctuary of CSAIR.

Our concerts will be enhanced by a full roster of Tastings@IntimateVoices, all included in the ticket price: a sampling of craft beer in November courtesy of our new friends at Gun Hill Brewing Company; a return of Brent Delman, aka TheCheeseGuy, with his delectable artisanal kosher cheeses in January; and our annual wine-tasting in March, generously donated -- for the tenth straight season! -- by Gary Wartels at Skyview Wine and Spirits. So save the dates and come satisfy your senses!

New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital has generously renewed its support for the upcoming season. We are so honored to have them join us as our Corporate Community Partner for a fourth consecutive year! And with the continued generosity of our audience and community in addition to this grant, we plan to continue our expanded community outreach roster again this season, offering our free Family Program in a sensory/autism friendly format to reach all families, and again bringing our music to classes at the Riverdale Early Childhood Center for children with special needs, as well as continuing our visits to area nursing homes, rehab centers and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center to play for those in the community who are not able to come out and hear music.

Online ticket sales are open. We look forward to another great season of world-class chamber music in Riverdale!

- Sheila Reinhold

PS: Please click here to view a listing of our past seasons' programs.

2018-2019 Sunday Afternoon Concerts at CSAIR

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Schubert, String Quartet in C Major, D.46
László Weiner, Duo for violin and viola
George Walker, Lyric for Strings (from Quartet #1)
Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4 in C Minor
Gun Hill Brewery
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Baroque from the salons of Berlin, 1780-1806:
Music of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and others
The Cheese Guy
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Music for various combinations of strings and clarinet, including
Mozart, Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581
Skyview Wine & Spirits
To view a listing of our past seasons' programs, click here.


Family ProgramsSunday Afternoon Family Program at CSAIR - FREE!

Interactive, informal, and sensory/autism-friendly!
Date TBA

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!


Artists/ 2018-2019 Season

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 concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and a member of Continuum and the Jolles Duo, and has performed at festivals such as Marlboro, Bard, Bowdoin and Taos. She is Professor of Violin at the 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.

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, founder and Music Director of Intimate Voices, first performed as soloist with orchestra at age nine. At fourteen she began five years of study with Jascha Heifetz, and her varied career has included chamber music with Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, solo appearances with Zubin Mehta and André Kostelanetz, and premiers of solo and chamber works for both violin and viola.

Dov Scheindlin


Violist Dov Scheindlin has performed chamber music in 28 countries around the globe. He is a member and a former 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 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 and an Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 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.

2018-2019 Ticket Information

All tickets include wine, refreshments, and reception with the musicians.

Concert Series Tickets
Single ticket $30, $25 senior, $15 student/under 30
3-concert subscription $70

Sunday Afternoon Family Program (Date TBA)
FREE! Thanks to support from the community
Interactive, informal and sensory/autism-friendly family program features 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

NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 Business Sponsors will be posted in early November.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 9-season "founding" advertiser

Abway Security Systems*
301 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705

Charles Brophy, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*

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

Buunni Coffee
3702 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463

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

The Corner Café*
3781 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

3555 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine*

Lee Moskof, Associate Broker, Halstead Property Riverdale*

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.A.*
5676 Riverdale Avenue, Suite 103, Riverdale, NY 10471

Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance*
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**
5923 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471

Vacuum World Stores*
5902 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Renee White, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*
3544 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463

Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2017-2018 concert series:*

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 3-concert season 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. Our programs reach out to include all children and families, including those with special needs, through our free sensory/autism-friendly Family Program and our visits to an area special-needs preschool. In addition, 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, visiting the James J. Peters VA Medical Center as well as 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 bringing music to area rehab and nursing facilities, and also featuring our free sensory/autism-friendly Family Program and concerts for special-needs preschoolers.

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