2015 Concert Season
Ashu — Saxophone & Piano
January 04, 2015 — 4 PM
Ashu has repeatedly defied conventions by winning major international competitions traditionally won by pianists and violinists. “It’s really an incredible instrument. It can play with such emotional intensity, sing like a voice, and effortlessly project in the largest of halls. It’s capable of a lot of really beautiful tones.”
Classical Jam — Violin, Viola, Flute, Precussio
January 25, 2015 — 4 PM
Classical Jam is committed to presenting engaging, lively and high-caliber performances. Classical Jam presents wide-ranging repertoire including traditional classical works, exciting improvisations, and CJ originals.
Alexander String Quartet — 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
February 01, 2015 — 4 PM
The Alexander String Quartet has performed on five continents, securing standing among the world's premiere ensembles for over three decades. They were the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Prize. The New York Times described their playing as, "vibrant, probing, assured."
Michael Brown — Piano
February 08, 2015 — 4 PM
The New York Times has declared Michael Brown “a young piano visionary,” praising him for “a magnificent performance” and a “powerful technique and a vivid imagination.” He is First Prize Winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Mr. Brown performed with the Juilliard Orchestra under New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, and he performed a recital at Alice Tully Hall as winner of Juilliard’s 2012 William Petschek Piano Recital Award.
Parker Quartet
February 22, 2015 — 4 PM
Formed in 2002, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The New York Times hailed the quartet as “something extraordinary,” with the Boston Globe acclaiming their “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.”
Project Trio — Flute, Cello, Bass
March 08, 2015 — 4 PM
Project Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their classical training with a wide-ranging adventurous taste in musical styles. Project Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages, offering a musical experience that defines a new level of entertainment!
De Coda — Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Piano
March 22, 2015 — 4 PM
DeCoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs and passionate advocates of the arts based in New York City. DeCoda creates performances with partners around the world. Impromptu Concerts has chosen to present clarinet,oboe, bassoon, horn and piano .
2014 Concert Season
Prima Trio — Clarinet, Violin and Piano
January 05, 2014 — 4 PM
The Prima Trio triumphed at the 2007 Frischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division. The Palm Beach News described the trio as, "a virtuosic tour de force…a whirlwind of joy."
Shen / Berkovsky Piano Duo
January 19, 2014 — 4 PM
Pianist Jiayin Shen and Michael Berkovsky have been collaborating since 2004 playing 4 hands piano repertoire at both large and private venues throughout the US and Canada. The duo will play concerts in China during the summer of 2013.
Alexander String Quartet — 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
February 02, 2014 — 4 PM
The Alexander String Quartet has performed on five continents, securing standing among the world's premiere ensembles for over three decades. They were the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Prize. The New York Times described their playing as, "vibrant, probing, assured."
Trio Solisti — Violin, Cello, Piano
February 16, 2014 — 4 PM
Praise abounds for this exciting piano trio that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011-12. Notable critic, Terry Teachout of The Wall St. Journal, proclaimed Trio Solisti the successor of the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.
Cavatina Duo — Flute and Guitar
March 02, 2014 — 4 PM
The New Yorker Magazine noted the great potential of the union of flute and guitar and named Cavatina Duo the best of its kind. The review noted Cavatina’s style, sympathy and technical aplomb, asserting that it is doubtful their sophisticated and artistic playing could be surpassed.
Gabriel Cabezas — Cello
March 16, 2014 — 4 PM
This year's Rising Star took top honors in the senior division of the 15th Sphinx Competition in 2012 as well as the Audience Choice Award. As soloist he has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the New World Symphony among others. His debut with the Cleveland Orchestra was described as, "remarkably poised and elegant."
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
March 30, 2014 — 4 PM
Russia is popularly know for two things - its rockets and its violins. The CHAMBER ORCHESTRA KREMLIN is renowned for the latter, but their music will take you soaring as if somehow there is a connection to the former. The New York Times states, " . . . warm, full-blooded and virtuosic playing with colorfully shaped, gleaming phrases."
2013 Concert Season
The Harlem String Quartet
January 13, 2013 — 4 PM
Praised for its panache by the New York Times and currently the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program, this acclaimed group is comprised of seasoned soloists who have performed in major venues throughout the country.
The Poulenc Trio
January 27, 2013 — 4 PM
Performing on oboe, bassoon and piano, the trio has been met with great critical acclaim. Being praised by the New York Times for its “elegant renditions” and by the Washington Post for its “near effortless lightness and grace“. They are the most active performing piano-wind group in the world.
Frederick Moyer
February 10, 2013 — 4 PM
Back in Key West by popular demand, this accomplished solo pianist has performed in the finest concert halls in forty-one countries. His enthusiasm, exacting artistry and delightful commentary make him a favorite among audiences who are thus brought into the heart of the musical experience.
Jonah Kim
February 24, 2013 — 4 PM
This cello virtuoso who began his studies at Juilliard and developed his passion for chamber music at Curtis, has performed with chamber orchestras and given recitals nationwide and has been highly praised by critics. The Washington Post’s Joseph McLellan said he “sounded like the next Yo Yo Ma”.
Randall Goosby
March 03, 2013 — 4 PM
This year’s Rising Star, is a 16 year old violinist who has been given a magnificent Maggini violin (c1590) from the Stradivari Society of Chicago as a loan. He has already appeared with major orchestras across the United States and has made two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
March 17, 2013 — 4 PM
This year’s With Love, Florence large string ensemble is dedicated to transforming lives through the richness and beauty of classical music. Its performances are provocative, poetic and reflect its passion for bringing music to new audiences in America and across the world.