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Dear friends,

Welcome to the 16th season of Parlance Chamber Concerts! A stellar array of artists will grace our stage in 2023-24.  Among the many highlights will be a recital by the MET’s luminous star soprano, Angel Blue; a musical visit to the 16th Century with legendary


viola da gambist-conductor Jordi Savall and his early music ensemble, Hespèrion XXI; and the long-awaited return of pianist Richard Goode performing late piano masterpieces by Beethoven.

A spellbinding evening, “Candlelit Music of the Spirit,” will feature international solo violinist Stefan Jackiw, with renowned clarinetist Anthony McGill, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist Michael Stephen Brown. Their evocative program will culminate with Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, one of the 20th Century’s most spiritually transcendent works.

The passionate young Lysander Piano Trio and Munich-based Goldmund String Quartet will make their Parlance debuts, as will the celebrated chamber choir, Antioch Chamber Ensemble. The virtuoso singing group will join forces with the venerable Brentano String Quartet in program including English Madrigals, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, and the World Premiere of Memory Believes for string quartet and chamber choir by esteemed American composer Bruce Adolphe.

Don’t miss our musical celebration of Mothers Day with acclaimed violinist Chee-Yun, pianistic power couple, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, and MET Orchestra principal hornist Brad Gemeinhardt. They will collaborate on an assortment of tender-hearted pieces inspired by motherhood and children.

The season will conclude joyously with two of Mozart’s most beloved pieces, his Concerto for Flute and Harp featuring MET Orchestra principals, flutist Seth Morris and harpist Mariko Anraku, and the magnificent Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, spotlighting the father-son team of violist Paul Neubauer and violinist Oliver Neubauer. PCC’s Artistic Director, Michael Parloff, will conduct members of the MET Orchestra.

I look forward to seeing you again soon at Parlance Chamber Concerts!

Michael Parloff



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


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




Wheelchair Accessible

Free Parking for all concerts

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