- Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8:21 am
The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won first prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.
- Monday, March 2, 2015
To the Editor:
- Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:45 am
“Chamber music is the only true form of music and the most authentic expression of a personality,” insisted Gabriel Fauré. Taking this guiding principle to heart, the Fauré Quartett is now widely regarded as one of the leading chamber groups in the world. Newtown Friends of Music will bring the quartet to the stage of Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, February 22, at 3 pm.
- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Newtown Friends of Music will introduce a young rising star — violinist Alexi Kenney — to audiences at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm. Mr Kenney was the winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.
- Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Johannes String Quartet, comprised of four gifted instrumentalists, will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, October 26, at 3 pm. It will be the second of six concerts being presented by Newtown Friends of Music this season.
- Monday, September 15, 2014
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched.
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, above, will open the 37th annual Newtown Friends of Music season with a recital at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, September 28. The 2014-15 season will continue with, below, The Johannes String Quartet, Violinist Alexi Kenney and Pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, The Faure Piano Quartett, The Henschel Quartet, and The Dorian Wind Quartet with guest Pianist Spencer Myer.
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The quartet is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2013-14, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Recently declared the 2013 recipient of the Chamber Music America’s highest tribute — The Richard J Bogomolny National Service Award, for significant and lasting contribution to the field — American Brass Quintet is considered an icon in the brass world.
The ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and all fifty of the United States; a discography of over 55 recordings, and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Instagram user @chanecullens has been keeping The Newtown Bee’s Instagram photos at newtownbee.com full of photos of birds in the last few weeks. She has uploaded three beautiful pictures of birds since the end of January, but this week is my favorite: a cat. According to the post, the cat was out prowling for mice in the snow. You can see for yourself that this brave feline was certainly claw deep.