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Writing inspires me and helps me process music.  Here are a few of my musings that have gone to print for the Rennolds Chamber Music Series....

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Bethoven, Schubert, and Bottesini

Tonight’s program is an opportunity to examine how the music makers – both professional and amateur – played an extraordinary role in the genesis of many of Western art music’s great compositions....

Mendelssohn, Thomas and Dvorak

What is the meaning of an opus number? Well, that all depends.  Opus numbers can give us some clues about when a piece was published within a composer’s career....

Emerson String Quartet

Tonight's program takes us on a powerful journey through joy, hope, regret, despair and more. Essentially, the program lays bare the human condition, in all its glory and frailty...

Beethoven Op. 18/3, Britten No. 2, Shostakovich No. 2

What power can four instruments hold? Composers have been answering this question in their own unique way for over 250 years.....

Beethoven, Ravel, Ciupinski and more

...Whatever its exact history, the small wooden box pulls on our heartstrings as soon as we hear it. Composers use the violin to portray a huge range of characters and emotions, from the divine to the demonic....

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Miro Quartet

Just as we opened the 16-17 season with master composers of the string quartet, we bring it to a close in the same fashion. It seems fitting to open the concert with a quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn - considered not only the father of the....

Debussy, Janacek, and more

...“Only Once” is tonight’s mystery piece by our special guests. This collaborative work is evidence of the strong musical partnership between Roman and Zlabys, who first met while studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music....

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