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ALIVEmusica is an exciting new collaboration from a group of leading chamber music presenters in New York's Hudson Valley.

The Hudson Valley region has long had a thriving culture for the arts, and in particular Chamber Music.

We have joined together to present renowned musicians performing live in a superb concert hall, and streamed directly to you, our esteemed patrons, and to audiences beyond as well.

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Howland Chamber Music Circle The Chapel Restoration Newburgh Chamber Music Pawling Concert Series
Howland Chamber
Music Circle
The Chapel
Chamber Music
Concert Series

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Past Concerts ...

Cassatt String Quartet with Ursula Oppens, piano
May 23, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

   Fanny Mendelssohn: Selections from Das Jahr (Ursula Oppens, piano)
   Victoria Bond: Blue and Green Music (world premiere online) (Cassatt String Quartet) *
   Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor Op.67 (Cassatt String Quartet with Ursula Oppens)
* This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 Program Notes 


Terrence Wilson, piano
May 2, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

"One of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years" Baltimore Sun

   Haydn: Andante and Variations in f minor, Hob. XVII:6
   Liszt: Funèrailles (from “Harmonies Poétiques et Réligieuses”)
   Rachmaninoff: 4 Etudes tableaux from Op. 39 (Nos. 1, 2, 5, 9)

 Program Notes 


Lark Thurber Duo
April 11, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

"With exhilarating teamwork, humor and educational instincts, the two musicians charmed an eager crowd..." Strad Magazine

   Original compositions by Lark and Thurber interspersed with 2-part Inventions by J. S. Bach

Schroeder Umansky Duo
March 21, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

Grammy winning members of the Attacca and Harlem Quartets.

   Arthur Honegger: Sonatine for Violin and Cello, H. 80
   Zoltán Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7

 Program Notes 

MET Orchestra Musicians
February 21, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

Noted as one of today's most
stylistically versatile and musically
satisfying orchestras.

Caterina Szepes, Violin
Stacey Shames, Harp
Bruno Eicher, Violin
Mary Hammann, Viola
Kari Jane Docter, Cello

   Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantasie in A Major, Op. 124 for violin and harp
   Caterina Szepes, violin; Stacey Shames, harp
   Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
   Caterina Szepes, violin; Stacey Shames, harp
   Gabriela Lena Frank: Zapatos de Chincha
   Bruno Eicher, violin; Kari Jane Docter, cello
   Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 No. 3
   Bruno Eicher, violin; Mary Hammann, viola; Kari Jane Docter, cello

 Program Notes 

Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung, piano duo
January 24, 2021, 8:00 PM (ET)

“...they apply their effortless synchronicity to unlocking
the music's pianistic potential.” Gramophone

   Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (for piano four hands)
   Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (complete original version for piano four hands)
      Scene I
        The Shrove-Tide Fair
        Russian Dance
      Scene II
      Scene III
        The Blackamoor
        Waltz (Blackamoor and Ballerina)
      Scene IV
        The Shrove-Tide Fair (Towards Evening)
        Wet-Nurses’ Dance
        Peasant with Bear
        Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
        Dance of the Coachmen
        The Schuffle (Blackamoor and Petrouchka)
        Death of Petrouchka
        Police and the Juggler
        Apparition of Petrouchka’s Double
   Encore: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6 — Vivace

 Program Notes 

Jesse Mills and Rieko Aizawa, violin/piano
November 15, 2020, 8:00 PM (ET)

Founding members of the Horszowski Trio

   Olivier Messiaen: Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
   Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 for Violin and Piano
      Allegro moderato
      Adagio espressivo
      Scherzo: Allegro—Trio
      Poco allegretto
   Paul Chihara: "Storm" after The Tempest Sonata (from Four Reveries on Beethoven, 2018) for Solo Piano
   Maurice Ravel: Sonata No. 2 in G Major for Violin and Piano
      Blues Moderato
      Perpetuum mobile. Allegro

 Program Notes 

Colin and Eric Jacobsen, violin/cello
October 25, 2020, 8:00 PM (ET)

Founders of The Knights chamber ensemble and Brooklyn Rider string quartet

   Heinrich Biber: Passacaglia, from Rosary Sonata
   Reinhold Gliere: Duets, Op. 39
   Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 1
   Colin Jacobsen: Lydia's Reflection
   Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

 Program Notes 

Michael Brown, piano
October 11, 2020, 8:00 PM (ET)

Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center
and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant

   Haydn: Fantasia (Capriccio) in C Major, Hob. XVII:4
   Debussy: Hommage à Haydn
   Ravel: Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn
   Michael Brown: Breakup Etude for the Right Hand Alone (World Premiere)
   Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for Left Hand Alone, Op. 9
   Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)

 Program Notes 

Wynona Wang, piano
September 13, 2020, 8:00 PM (ET)

First prize winner of the 2018 Concert Artist Guild International Competition

   Beethoven: Sonata No. 26, Op. 81a
   Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 1, Op. 28

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