Last week saw several exciting events, including free concerts for local schools and the pre-season concert by ATLYS. This week, the 2019 GMF Season officially kicks off Thursday, May 30, with the arrival of Verona Quartet! The Veronas bring a program of music written by female composers, including Kelly-Marie Murphy Dark Energy and Julia Adolphe Star-Crossed Signals. (Samples of the quartet’s music can be found on their website.) In the second half of the concert, they will be joined by GMF favorites Jinjoo Cho (violin) and Michelle Cann (piano) for Chausson’s expressive and virtuosic Concert in D major, Op. 21 for violin, piano and string quartet.
Featuring Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro (violin), Abigail Rojansky (viola) and Jonathan Dormand (cello), The Verona Quartet has established itself as one of the most sought-after string quartets of its generation. Since winning the 2015 Concert Artists Guild competition, the quartet has performed around the globe with an emphasis on progressive programming and collaboration.
Please note: GMF six-concert passes and season tickets only are available until the Verona Quartet concert and may be purchased online prior to or in person at that concert.
The following two nights, May 31 and June 1, “Portrait of Clara” will be presented in Skaneateles and Geneva, respectively. This concert features: Geoffrey Herd and Jinjoo Cho (violin), Abigail Rojansky and Eric Wong (viola), Max Geissler and Jonathan Dormand (cello) and Michelle Cann (piano).
Clara Schumann was considered one of the finest pianists of her day, performing all over Europe to great acclaim. She was also a composer, although her compositions were virtually unknown until the latter part of the 20th century. We’ll explore her deeply expressive music, as well as works by two of her primary influences, Bach and Brahms. This includes J.S. Bach Selections from Goldberg Variations, Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor and Brahms Sextet in G major, Op. 36.
Tickets for adult admission to each concert and an after-concert reception are $25 (ages 18 and under are free). All venues are wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. Dinner is available at Club 86 prior to Sounds of A&R on June 7 and reservations are available directly through Club 86.
A full schedule including concert details and locations and tickets are available on our website.