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Upcoming April and May Concerts

We hope you can join us for two concerts coming up this week:

Thursday, April 14, 8pm
Interpretations Series

Music by Adam Rudolph and Marek Choloniewski
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Admission: $20 general, $15: students/seniors/Roulette members
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Saturday, April 16, 7:30pm
Musica Reginae

Two Octets for Two Quartets
String Octets by Mendelssohn and Enescu with the Daedalus Quartet
The Church-in-the-Gardens
50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills
Tickets: $20 adults, students half price and kids under 12 are free. Call (718) 894-2178 or order online at www.musicareginae.org Limited street parking for concert with permit available at the door on the day of the performance. The audience is invited to a reception after the concert where they can meet the performers. Beverages provided by Musica Reginae corporate sponsor Finback Brewery.

This Thursday we are pleased to return to the Interpretations series, to give the world premiere of a new string quartet by percussionist/composer Adam RudolphSyntactic Adventures  – In Memoriam Yusef Lateef, written for Momenta a few months ago. We like to keep things fresh! But we are also reviving his first quartet, Morphic Resonance, which we premiered on the Interpretations series back in October 2013. Interpretations concerts are almost always double bills. Adam’s half of the evening will also feature a new work for the Oberlin Percussion Ensemble. Three members of Momenta will join in on two works by the other featured composer, the Krakow-based Marek Choloniewski.

Two days later – something completely different: we are honored to be joining the Daedalus Quartet in a special concert celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Queens-based concert series Musica Reginae. This program will be all fireworks –only two pieces, but each of them substantial works, which would normally provide a big, flashy ending to a whole concert program. But no – we will START the evening with Mendelssohn’s fiery octet and then top it off with Enescu’s lush and almost symphonic octet. It seems fitting to celebrate a fifteenth anniversary with two teenage pieces. Mendelssohn wrote his octet in 1825 at the age of 16, and Enescu completed his ambitious 40-minute work in 1900 at the age of nineteen. We hope you can join us for the rare opportunity to hear these octets, not to mention for the delicious beer at the post-concert reception, donated by one of my favorite local breweries, the Finback Brewery.

Meanwhile, for the next few weeks we will be on the road. If you are in Cincinnati or Saint Louis please join us for these concerts:

May 3, 7:30pm
Chamber Music Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
Werner Recital Hall
Corry Boulevard
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Program:
Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 1
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
Carrillo: Dos Bosquejos
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor

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May 5, 7:30pm
Washington University
E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
560 Music Center
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Program to include Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit, music by Carrillo and Debussy, and a world-premiere by Christopher Stark.

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