Intimate Voices Presents...

2018-2019 season sponsored in part by a generous grant from
New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


Join us for the opening of our 10th season!
Sunday afternoon November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Music of Schubert, Beethoven, George Walker and László Weiner

click for program and ticket information (including ordering tickets online)
and the first of this season's Tastings @IntimateVoices
A sampling of fine craft beer courtesy of

Gun Hill Brewing Company

Sheila ReinholdA Note from the Music Director

Join us on Sunday afternoon November 11 at 3:00 pm for the opening of our tenth season. Violinist Renée Jolles and cellist James Wilson will join me as we celebrate ten straight seasons of making music together for our wonderful audiences here in at CSAIR, and we will welcome back violist Melissa Reardon for a program of extraordinary masterworks written by young composers, from Vienna of 1798 to Philadelphia of 1946.

Please note that this season all our concerts at CSAIR will be on Sunday afternoons 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.

We will begin our journey with a remarkable and delightful early string quartet by Schubert, written to play with his family when he was only 16, but already showing his unmistakably distinctive voice. Then we will play a brilliantly virtuosic and folkloric duo for violin and viola by the young Hungarian Jewish composer László Weiner, written in 1939 at the age of 23, before his death at the hands of the Nazis in 1944. Weiner's works are only now being rediscovered, and we are excited to present this wonderful music to our audiences. We will continue after intermission with the piercingly beautiful Lyric for Strings by the African-American composer George Walker, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize, who died this past summer. This deeply moving piece, originally the second movement of his String Quartet #1, was written in 1946 when he was 23 years old in memory of his grandmother. Our program will close with the exhilarating energy and passion of Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Opus 18 No. 4, published in his very first set of string quartets.

Our afternoon will be enhanced by a sampling of fine craft beers courtesy of the Gun Hill Brewing Company, the first of this season's Tastings@IntimateVoices. And as always, there will be refreshments at intermission and the after-concert reception. Admission includes all food and drink.

Doors open at 2:30 for beer-tasting, wine, tea and coffee. Music will begin at 3:00 pm.

Click here to order tickets online by credit card. Tickets can also be purchased at the door by check or cash.

Our expanded community outreach will get underway later in the season, with visits to area nursing homes and the VA Medical Center, school visits for special-needs children, and our free sensory/autism-friendly Family Program welcoming all families to CSAIR. We are also thrilled to tell you that NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital has joined us for the fourth straight season as our Corporate Community Partner. Their generous support – along with your continued donations! – makes all this possible.

Also, please stay tuned for our special 10th Anniversary Celebration, planned for Sunday January 20, 2019 at CSAIR from 5-7 pm. We are thrilled to have reached this milestone, and we would like to thank all our wonderful supporters with a festive gathering! Save the date and check back here in the coming weeks for more details.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday afternoon November 11, and to chatting with you after the concert over a cup of tea or taste of beer!

- 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
Boccherini, String Quartet Op. 64 No.1 in F Major, G.248
Hans Gál, Serenade, Op. 93 for clarinet, violin and cello
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 has performed across the United States and around the world with the Grammy-nominated Ensō String Quartet, Musicians from Marlboro, The Silk Road Ensemble, and in numerous festivals, and is now the new Artistic Director of the Portland (ME) Chamber Music Festival.

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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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.

*indicates returning advertiser; **indicates 10-season "founding" advertiser

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

Charles Brophy, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*
3544 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463

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

DJ Drugs*
3741 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Geshmake Fish
513 W 236th St, 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

3555 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Metro by T-Mobile
5923 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

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

Riverside RX Pharmacy
5906B Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471

Susanna Saarinen, Broker, Access Property Group
4975 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

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

Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2018-2019 concert series:

Gun Hill Brewing Company

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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