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ALIVEmusica, a collaboration among leading Hudson Valley chamber music presenters, welcomes the Cassatt String Quartet and Urusula Oppens, piano, streaming from the Howland Cultural Center.

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This concert is a co-presentation by
   The Howland Chamber Music Circle
   The Chapel Restoration
   Newburgh Chamber Music
   Pawling Concert Series
   Classical WMHT media sponsor

"The Cassatt Quartet continues to prove how a fine quartet can emerge into being a premier quartet" The Odessa American

"One of the foremost interpreters of contemporary classical music…Throughout, Oppens played with authority and panache." The Dallas Morning News

Artist Website: Cassatt String Quartet

Artist Website: Ursula Oppens

Artist Website: Victoria Bond


Selections from Das Jahr Fanny Mendelssohn
     April (1805-1847)
     Ursula Oppens, piano
Blue and Green Music (world premiere online) * Victoria Bond
     Commissioned by Chamber Music America (1945 - )
     Blue and Green
     Dancing Colors
     Cassatt String Quartet
Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor Op.67 Amy Beach
     Adagio - Allegro moderato (1867-1944)
     Adagio espressivo
     Allegro agitato - Adagio come prima - Presto
     Cassatt String Quartet and Ursula Oppens, piano
* 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 is subject to change

Zoom Reception Invitation

Please join us immediately following the concert for a reception to meet the artists. We'll gather over Zoom among friends to meet and enjoy lively conversation. Send us an email to with the word ZOOM in the subject and we'll send you an invitation to the party!

 Program Notes 


 About the Artists