A Note from the Music Director
Welcome to the 11th season of Intimate Voices, and welcome to our new website!
Please join us Saturday evening November 23 for our first concert of the year. We have planned an evening of particularly lyrical and melodious music for string quartet and string trio to open the season! Violinist Renée Jolles and violist Carol Rodland will return to join me, and we will welcome our new friend, cellist Jia Kim. Please click here to see more about these wonderful musicians, as well as the entire exciting line-up of artists for this season.
The November 23 concert will begin with the sparkling yet emotionally rich String Quartet Opus 20 No. 4 by Haydn, one of the set of six Opus 20 quartets which are considered historic milestones in compositional techniques and depth of expression. Next, Renée, Carol and I will play the charming Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, Opus 61 No. 1 by Robert Fuchs, a late Romantic Viennese composer greatly admired by Brahms. Fuchs preferred to teach rather than promote performances of his many works, and during Fuch's long tenure as professor at the Vienna Conservatory, Gustave Mahler, Jean Sibelius, and Hugo Wolf were among his notable students.The concert will close with Dvořák's String Quartet Opus 34. Written sixteen years before his most famous quartet -- the “American” Quartet Opus 96 -- this rarely heard tender and passionate work is another wonderful masterpiece.
Please note that by popular demand, this season our 3-concert series at CSAIR will return to the Saturday evening time. Doors open at 7:30 pm for wine, tea and coffee, and the concert will begin at 8:00 pm. Wine and all refreshments at intermission and the post-concert reception are included with admission.
Click here to order tickets online. We appreciate your patience as CSAIR transitions to a new payment platform. As always, tickets can also be purchased in advance by check (a printable order form is on our ticket page) and at the door by cash or check.
Please also go to our program page to see what we have planned for the entire season, once again presenting an exciting mix of the familiar and the new -- including string quartets by Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, and Haydn, and the world premiere of a virtuosic and playful duo for two violins written for Renée Jolles and me by the young American composer Jesse Jones -- all in our acoustically excellent and comfortable home venue, the sanctuary of CSAIR in Riverdale, the Bronx.
Also this season, we look forward to continuing our expanded community outreach, including our annual free sensory/ autism-friendly Sunday afternoon program bringing families together at CSAIR, school visits for special-needs children, and concerts at area nursing homes and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. And we are thrilled to tell you that New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital has joined us for the 5th straight season as our Corporate Community Partner. The combination of their generous sponsorship and your continued donations makes all this possible!
So please continue to tell your friends and neighbors about these world-class concerts in Riverdale! We look forward to seeing you on November 23.
- Sheila Reinhold
PS- Last season, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Intimate Voices. Please click here for an overview of what we have done these past 10 years. Our generous community supported us with a record level of donations last season, and we look forward to entering our second decade!