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Chivalrous Crickets

By Peter Kress | Jan 1, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Chivalrous Crickets The Chivalrous Crickets is an upcoming, genre-crossing folk band exploring the intersection between Appalachian, Old Time, traditional English and Celtic, and early European art music. The band’s members, who all sing, play instruments, and arrange and compose for the group, come from backgrounds of folk and early classical music. Their skills and interests combine to …

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Quartet Salonnières – Year End Celebration!

By Peter Kress | Dec 22, 2020 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformancesPreview Artists Quartet Salonnières Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, Cello Program Felice Giardini (1716-1796)Quartet Op. 25 No. 6 in G major II. Adagio Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 in D major II. Un poco adagio e affettuoso Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)Concertante …

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Cantigas De Amigo – Color & Play Along with Alkemie & Friends

By Peter Kress | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Color & Play along – an interactive family experience Event Page for Program, Links and Bios Preparing to Play Along Multi-instrumentalist Spiff teaches us how to make a drum, a kazoo, and an “ocean sound machine” so that everyone can play along with Alkemie & Friends as they provide a dramatic performance of their medieval …

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Oakmont Musicivic

By Peter Kress | Dec 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Musicivic, Inc. is pleased to announce our most recent Musicivic Community project. Oakmont Musicivic will implement the Musicivic community model in Oakmont, PA and its surrounding communities beginning with the 2021 Winter Season of Musicast programming. Donor, Member & Sponsor Supported Oakmont Musicivic is a donor, member and sponsor supported organization. Donations currently being received …

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Partner with Musicivic

By Peter Kress | Nov 25, 2020 | 4 Comments

A Brief ReportSupporting our Communities Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Ambler Musicivic Oakmont MusicivicSupporting our Ensembles Quartet Salonnières Musicivic BaroqueMusicivic Mission A Brief Report Musicivic has produced over 40 unique episodes of Musicast presented in over 200 performances. Including Two Fests: BachFest and WinterFest (December 18-20, 2020)Four Musicivic Communities: Three Village Chamber Players, …

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Cramer Quartet (Fall, 2020)

By Peter Kress | Nov 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

With period instruments and an invigorating historically informed approach, the Cramer Quartet brings uncommon warmth, transparency, and texture to Classical and early Romantic repertoire as well as commissioned works that explore and expand the sound world of gut strings. The quartet’s stylish, nuanced interpretations and visionary approach to programming stimulate dialogue around old and new …

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Driftwood Trio

By Peter Kress | Nov 21, 2020 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformances (Free Tickets)Artist Bios Artists Driftwood Trio Kelly Smestad, oboeJoshua Phillips, clarinetGarrett Brown, bassoon DriftWood Trio is a New York based reed trio that is committed to exposing the beautiful blend of Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon to various audiences. Formed in 2018, Kelly Smestad (oboe), Joshua Phillips (clarinet) and Garrett Brown (bassoon) are all in their …

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Malin Kress Duo

By Peter Kress | Nov 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformances (Free Tickets)Artist Bios Artists Charlotte Malin, violaNatalie Kress, violin Program Passacaglia for Violin and Viola (1892)Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935)Based on Passacaille (No.6) from Suite in G minor, HWV 432, by George Frideric Handel Charlotte MalinNatalie Kress String Duo No. 1 in G major for violin and viola, K. 423 (1783)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Charlotte MalinNatalie Kress …

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Musicivic Baroque: “Deconstructed Ensembles”

By Peter Kress | Nov 15, 2020 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformances (Tickets) Artists (Bios at their links) Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque ViolinElena Smith, Baroque CelloRobert Warner, HarpsichordAdam Cockerham, Theorbo Program Sonata SecondaGiovanni Batista Fontana (1589-1630) Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque ViolinElena Smith, Baroque CelloRobert Warner, HarpsichordAdam Cockerham, Theorbo Septieme ConcertFrancois Couperin (1688-1733) I. PreludeII. AllemandeIII. SarabandeIV. FugueteV. GavoteVI. Siciliene Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque ViolinElena Smith, Baroque …

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WinterFest20

By Peter Kress | Nov 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

WinterFest December 18-20 Hold the Date Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Baroque (noon ET on Friday, December 18, 2020) Festive (7:30 ET on Friday, December 18, 2020) Family (Color & Play Along) (11:00 AM ET on Saturday, December 19, 2020) Classical (7:30 ET on Saturday, December 19, 2020) 20th & 21st Century (3:00 ET on Sunday, December 20, …

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Charles Salinger Trio

By Peter Kress | Nov 3, 2020 | 2 Comments

ProgramArtistsSponsorshipPreviewPerformances (Tickets)Artist Bios Program Bebop for Benny: Swingin’ with the Goodman sound… 1 After You’ve Gone by Turner Layton2 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You by George Bassman3 Waltz Medley – Fly me to the moon by Bart Howard Moon River by Henry Mancini Anniversary waltz by Iosif Ivanovici4 Limehouse Blues by Philip Braham5 I Can’t …

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Zachary Silberschlag Family and Friends

By Peter Kress | Nov 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Artists Preview Program Performances (Tickets) Notes Bios Artists Zach Silberschlag, Trumpet, FluglehornLior Willinger, PianoJan C. Knutson, GuitarNathaniel Silberschlag, HornSherri Fenwick, PianoJeffrey Silberschlag, TrumpetByran Bourne, TromboneRoy Johnson, Drums Preview Program KlezmereldaJean-François Michel Zach Silberschlag, trumpet    Lior Willinger, piano Valse Claude Debussy, arr. Orwid/Dockshizer  Zach Silberschlag, trumpet    Lior Willinger, piano Melodies by Brahms, and Drigo arr . Zach Silberschlag  Zach Silberschlag, Trumpet/Flugehorn Jan C Knutson, …

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Alkemie and Friends: Cantigas De Amigo

By Peter Kress | Oct 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewInteractivePerformances Alkemie’s spirited performances of medieval music are grounded in historical performance practice and fed by our love of experimentation. This season Alkemie launches “Alkemie & Friends” – a series of informal, musically experimental, and multi-sensory concerts in non-traditional NYC concert settings. “Alkemie & Friends” is a forum for the ensemble to create programs that …

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Digital Camerata – “Motion Pictures”

By Peter Kress | Oct 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

Digital Camerata A NYC-based period ensemble seeking to collaborate with artists of all kinds. Music tells stories and we want to bring those stories to life through dance, drama, visual art, film, writing and more. Artists Rebecca Scout Nelson, ViolinJoshua Stauffer, TheorboSydney ZumMallen, Cello & Viola da GambaDavid Belkovski, Harpsichord& Featuring Iren Kamyshev, Dancer Program …

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Quartet Salonnières: Beethoven, Pleyel & Haydn

By Peter Kress | Oct 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

Quartet Salonnières Aniela Eddy, Violinist, ViolistMajka Demcak, Violinist, ViolistNatalie Kress, Violinist, ViolistCullen O’Neil, Cellist Program Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)String Quartet op. 18 no. 2I. AllegroII. Adagio Ignaz Pleyel (1757 – 1831) Quartet in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 3, Ben. 309 I. Adagio con SordiniII. Allegro AssaiIII. Grazioso con Sordini Joseph Haydn ( …

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