2021 - 2022 Concert Schedule
All concerts are Sundays at 4:00 pm at the Howland Cultural Center

Howland has been one of our favorite places to perform over the years; we love the beautiful space, of course, but developing a relationship with your warm, enthusiastic audience has been a truly special experience for us.

         — Daedalus Quartet

Howland Chamber Music Circle is a world-class concert series that makes it possible to experience the highest quality music making in a welcoming, open atmosphere.
Gilles Vonsattel

Your safety, and the safety of our staff and of the musicians, is of the utmost importance to us. To ensure this safety, we are taking the following precautions related to COVID-19.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination and a picture ID must be shown prior to entry
  • Valid proof is either CDC-issued vaccination card (or a photo of it), or NYS Excelsior App
  • Negative test results will not be accepted in lieu of a full vaccination status
  • Masks must be worn while indoors
  • There will be no after-concert reception.
All of these policies are subject to change as the season unfolds. There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patrons, musicians, and staff.

Gift the gift of music! Electronic gift cards are now available for purchase. Recipients can use their unique code to purchase tickets to future concerts.
Fall Concerts

September 26, 2021, 4pm  
Streaming Encore: October 10-12, 2021

Ying Quartet
String Quartet in D Major, Hob III:49, Op. 50, No. 6 "The Frog" Joseph Haydn
Song of the Ch’in - Old Fisherman Zhou Long
Selections from Eight Colors Tan Dun
Pizzicato Vivian Fung
String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 Beethoven

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October 17, 2021, 4pm  
Streaming Encore: Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2021

Bridget Kibbey, harp / João Luiz, guitar

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BVW 565 J.S. Bach (arr. Kibbey)
Bandoneon Paquito D'Rivera (arr. Kibbey)
Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92 Camille Saint-Saëns
Granada Isaac Albéniz (arr. Kibbey)
Taken Samuel Torres
Suite for Harp, Op. 83 Benjamin Britten
Seven Meetings for Harp and Guitar
  in three movements
João Luiz
Allemande BWV 996 J.S. Bach
Six Studies for Guitar Sergio Assad
Sereno João Luiz
Los Guardianes de la magia Leo Brouwer
Assanhado - Doce de Coca Jacob de Bandolim

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November 7, 2021, 4pm  
Streaming Encore: Nov 21 - Dec 5, 2021

Aldo and Ilmar Gavilán

All works composed by Aldo López-Gavilán
   Pajaro Carpintero
   Arboles en el aire
   Quick Tune
   Viernes de Ciudad
   Pan con Timba

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November 21, 2021, 4pm
Alexander String Quartet
with Paul Yarbrough, viola

String Quintet in B-flat major, K. 174 W.A. Mozart
Strum Jessie Montgomery
String Quintet in G major, Op. 111 Johannes Brahms

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Piano Festival

January 9, 2022, 4pm
Dominic Cheli, piano

"Founders Concert"

Suite No. 3 for the Left Hand Erwin Schulhoff
Etude in A-flat Minor from Book 2, No.2 H. Leslie Adams
Romanze in A Minor Clara Schumann
Intermezzo in A Major Johannes Brahms
Soirees de Vienne, No.6 Franz Liszt
Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky

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January 23, 2022, 4pm
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Selections from Suite in G Minor Jean-Philippe Rameau
Three Impromptus Franz Schubert
Sonata No. 5 George Walker
Twelve Etudes, Op. 10 Frédéric Chopin

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February 20, 2022, 4pm
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Quelques danses, Op. 26 Ernest Chausson
Three Visions William Grant Still
Prélude, Aria et Finale, Op. 23 César Franck
24 Préludes, Op. 28 Frédéric Chopin

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Spring Concerts

March 20, 2022, 4pm
4.1 Piano-Windtet

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to problems obtaining visas, 4.1 Piano-Windtet will not be able to perform for us and this concert has been cancelled. There will not be a replacement concert.

Quintet in E-flat Major, KV 452 W. A. Mozart
Jerusalem Mix Avner Dorman
Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn & Basson Walter Gieseking

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April 3, 2022, 4pm
New York Polyphony

In pace Thomas Tallis
Motets William Byrd
Lamentations Andrew Smith
Nesciens mater
Ave Maria, benedicta tu
The Lamb
O pia Virgo
Thomas Byttering
Jean Mouton
John Tavener
Michael McGlynn 

The Last Invocation (Walt Whitman) Paul Moravec
From The Revelers’ Songbook
Don’t wait too long
I Never Knew
arr. Ed Smalle
Irving Berlin
Ted Fio Rito
Abide with me
When evening’s twilight (1808-1886)
William Henry Monk
John Liptrot Hatton

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May 1, 2022, 4pm
Attacca Quartet


Four Solitudes for Viola Alone
String Quartet No. 3, Mishima
Summa for strings
String Quartet

Caroline Shaw
Richard Wilson
Philip Glass
Arvo Part
Maurice Ravel

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