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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2023 AT 4 PM

MEMORY BELIEVES
BRENTANO STRING QUARTET      ANTIOCH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

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”The Brentano String Quartet, by now well established in the international pantheon, offers performances both fiercely intelligent and expressively pristine." — The New Yorker

“The Antioch Chamber Ensemble performed with clarity of tone and intonation so pure that you could hear the buzz of overtones… —  New York Times

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

The celebrated Brentano String Quartet and the Antioch Chamber Ensemble Choir will join forces for a moving and eclectic program featuring the World Premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s Memory Believes (a requiem), written in honor of the composer’s brother, artist Jonathan Adolphe.

The event will also include Beethoven’s otherworldly Cavatina from his 13th string Quartet, a selection of favorite English Madrigals, and Mozart’s exquisite motet, Ave Verum Corpus for choir and strings, written less than six months before the composer’s death in 1791.

2023-2024

SEASON
 

October 15, 2023
Lysander Piano Trio
 

November 12, 2023
Angel Blue, soprano
Bryan Wagorn, piano

December 3, 2023
Brentano String Quartet
Antioch Chamber Choir

January 14, 2024
Goldmund String Quartet

 

February 18, 2024
Candlelit Music of The Spirit

 

March 10, 2024
Richard Goode, Piano
Late Beethoven

April 7, 2024
Jordi Savall, Conductor
Hespèrion XXI

May 12, 2024
Mothers Day Concert

June 2, 2024
Mozart’s Double Concertos

 

Artist Roster
 

Parlance Program Notes
 

LOCATION

At West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
For map and directions, 
click here.
 

CONCERT AMENITIES

       

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Wheelchair Accessible
 

Free Parking for all concerts

FEATURING

About Composer Bruce Adolphe

Composer, author, lecturer, and performer Bruce Adolphe — known to millions of Americans from his public radio show Piano Puzzlers, which has been broadcast weekly on Performance Today since 2002 — has created a substantial body of chamber music and orchestral works inspired by science, visual arts, and human rights. Over the past 30-plus years, Mr. Adolphe has served as composer-in-residence at many festivals and institutions throughout the United States. A key figure at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1992, he is the Society’s resident lecturer, has appeared as a commentator on Live From Lincoln Center television, and has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  As an author, Mr. Adolphe's books include The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners (Oxford, third ed. 2021) and Visions and Decisions: Imagination and Technique in Music Composition (Cambridge, 2023).

PROGRAM

Bruce Adolphe

Memory Believes (a requiem) for string quartet and chamber choir (World Premiere)

Beethoven

Cavatina from String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 130

Program Notes Coming Soon

English Madrigals

John Bennet: All Creatures Now
William Byrd: Though Amaryllis Dance
Thomas Weelkes: Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints
Thomas Tomkins: Adieu, Ye City-Prisoning Towers
John Wilbye: Draw on Sweet Night
Thomas Morley: Fyre, Fyre!

Program Notes Coming Soon

Mozart

Ave Verum Corpus for chamber choir and string quartet

Program Notes Coming Soon

Watch the Antioch Chamber Ensemble Choir perform Matthew Brown’s Sitvit Anima:

Watch the Brentano String Quartet perform the finale of Beethoven’s 16th String Quartet. Op. 135

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