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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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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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Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Offered by Michael Moore for our listening pleasure: Welcome all to Our Spring Concert, which this year, takes place on the 286th anniversary of Joseph Haydn’s birth, on the last day of March 1832, in the small riparian town of Rohrau in the extreme east of Lower Austria on the river Leitha not far upriver from where it flows into the Danube to mark the border between Austria and Hungary — it was predominantly a German-speaking area but with an admixture of Croats,...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Notes for program of 1.28.18 from Michael Moore: Welcome all to our midwinter celebration of the violin & piano duo via a favorite combination of first rate artists: Jill Levy & Margaret Kampmeier playing a first rate program. They will begin with Beethoven, a central figure of high Classicism at the end of 18th Century leading the way into the 19th and on towards the Romantic era. He may be seen as if he were standing on the threshold of the 19th century with his...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in News, Uncategorized |

The Saratoga Chamber Players return to the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue & Henning Road on April 23 at 3PM with a program in honor of Dr. David Wasser who retired after almost 30 years of distinguished and varied service to all facets of the organization. As a long-time board member and volunteer as well as Board chair, David could be found housing musicians, making his special almond cookies for receptions and even moving chairs and music stands between...

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2015-16 Season Preview

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in News |

Tooltip TextSCP’s season: First up will be September 20 with Stacey Shames,harp; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Susan Rotholz, flute; Jill Levy, violin; Jessica Troy, viola; Eliot Bailen, cello. Program to include works of Boccherini, Jongen, Ravel and Brahms. Second concert will be December 6 with Jill Levy, violin; Patrick Pridemore, French horn; and Margaret Kampmeier, piano. Program to include a Brahms Trio for French horn and piano and a Beethoven sonata for piano...

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