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Concert Notes for 10.28.18

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in News, Uncategorized |

Chamber music, especially in its purest type, the string quartet, is regarded by many music-lovers as the highest form of music. To begin with, by its very limitations it is to some extent free from sensationalism into which orchestral music so easily falls. Impossible to two violins, a viola, and a violoncello are the purely sensuous stimulations of ears and nerve centers to which Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and the Stokowsky-Bach transcriptions, and in general the whole...

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Jacinthe Couture

Jacinthe Couture

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in 2018-2019 Season Artists, Artists |

JACINTHE COUTURE, winner of the Prix d’Europe piano competition and first prize winner of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Concours, the CBC Talent Festival, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra piano competition, made her debut at Carnegie Hall and subsequently soloed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Vancouver, the Atlanta Symphony and the Orchestre de Radio-Télévision de Belgique. She has performed chamber music with the Swiss Chamber Players, the...

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Paul Suits

Paul Suits

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in 2018-2019 Season Artists, Artists |

Paul Suits was born in California and studied for two years at UC Santa Cruz before moving to New York, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in piano at the Mannes College of Music. In the years after his graduation he lived as free-lance musician in NYC, and met and collaborated for the first time with cellist Eric Bartlett. In 1983 he received a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst for a year of post-graduate study in Liedbegleitung...

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Concerts notes from June 2018

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in News, Uncategorized |

Welcome all to a new venue for us and the last concert of the Saratoga Chamber Players’ 31st Season, given the elfin title “String Quintets on Parade.” I say ‘elfin’ because there are but two quintets in our parade, albeit quintets composed by two monumental, nay, Rushmorian figures, Beethoven and Brahms. And the first of the two quintets will be introduced by a well known and delightfully Schuberty piece for string trio. Then, after intermission, to achieve a slightly...

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Doori Na

Doori Na

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in 2018-2019 Season Artists, Artists |

Known for his sweet and “sumptuous” (New York Times) tone, American-born Doori Na took up violin at the age of four and began his studies with Li Lin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He quickly made his first performance with orchestra at age seven with the Peninsula Youth Symphony as the first prize winner of the concerto competition. Thereafter Mr. Na went on to win top prizes in The Sound of Music Festival, The Korea Times Youth Music Competition, the Chinese...

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