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"Taconic festival makes impressive debut in Manchester."

Taconic Music opened its new Summer Music Festival with an unexpected splash, Sunday at Burr And Burton's Riley Center in Manchester. But first it was a traditional chamber music concert - well played.

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Taconic Music

Caroline is delighted to join a distinguished faculty for this exciting chamber music intensive.

The intensive is open to nine music majors ages 20-26. The four week intensive will be divided into two two, week-long sessions, each ending with a concert. The program will accept four violinists, two violists, two cellists and one pianist.

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Caroline Stinson: Lark Quartet Now & Then Celebrating 30 Years

Our cellist, Caroline Stinson, talks about our 30 year celebration concert at Carnegie Hall on May 1 (https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/5/1/0800/PM/Lark-Quartet/) which will premiere her new favorite piece by American composer Andrew Waggoner. Stay tuned for more videos of Lark members past and present leading up to this wonderful occasion! #stringquartet #chambermusic #LarkQuartet30

Posted by LARK Quartet on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Weekend of Chamber Music is delighted to present the Upstate Equinox at the Tenri Cultural Institute on March 25th at 7:30pm. This event allows WCM to bring its unique concert format to New York City for the first time. The program will include Beethoven, String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, James Primosch, Oboe Quartet, Improvisations (free improvisation; centered on violin and cello, performed by Waggoner and Stinson), J.S. Bach, Chorale Prelude on Nun kom der heiden Heiland, and Andrew Waggoner, Down/Up.

The recital features: Peggy Pearson, oboe; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello and Andrew Waggoner, violin

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The Lark Quartet is proud to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with an ambitious commissioning project, working with some of today's leading compositional voices, to add fice new works to the String Quartet repertoire.

The commissions include: John Harbison's 6th String Quartet and Stephen Hartke's 1st, a Quintet for String Quartet & Percussion by Kenji Bunch with guest Yousif Sheronick, a Clarinet Quintet by Anna Weesner with guest Todd Palmer and, as a very special treat, a String Octet by Andrew Waggoner which the quartet will perform with the original LARK members.

This year Lark takes part in #givingtuesday for the first time as it attempts to raise the neccesary funds for this ambitious project. They hope you will embrace the season of giving and become a contributor to this ground breaking project.

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Weekend of Chamber Music is delighted to present the Upstate Equinox at the Tenri Cultural Institute on March 25th at 7:30pm. This event allows WCM to bring its unique concert format to New York City for the first time. The program will include Beethoven, String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, James Primosch, Oboe Quartet, Improvisations (free improvisation; centered on violin and cello, performed by Waggoner and Stinson), J.S. Bach, Chorale Prelude on Nun kom der heiden Heiland, and Andrew Waggoner, Down/Up.

The recital features: Peggy Pearson, oboe; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello and Andrew Waggoner, violin

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Steven Stucky

In the wake of the tragic loss of composer Steven Stucky, Caroline will contribute to a concert celebrating his music, his influences and those influenced by him, at National Sawdust. She will perform the Grave of Lutoslawski, Stucky's Dialoghi for solo cello, and Harold Meltzer's Silas Marner Songs.

The performance will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00pm.

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Caroline Honors Mentor (February 13th, 2016)

Caroline is delighted to share her performance of David Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody. The video was filmed on October 10th, 2015 at the University of Alberta during a memorial concert for Tanya Prochazka. It was such a special occassion and Caroline was honored to be a part of this very special evening.

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Caroline is delighted to announce that she will once again be joining long time collaborator Molly Morkoski for a recital of sonatas by Debussy and Rachmaninoff at Lehman College on February 23rd.

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Aaron Jay Kernis: On Distant Shores

"The Ballad, influenced by the death of the composer's mother, was originally for cello and cello ensemble prior to this arrangement. Poignantly expressive, the piece casts a shadow far longer than its nine-minute duration. Caroline Stinson is a superb soloist, her tone full, and capable of bringing off the full emotional weight of the climax... Fans of the music of Aaron Jay Kernis need not hesitate."

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Tanya Prochazka, one of Edmonton's best-loved classical musicians, will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 10 in a memorial concert at the University's Convocation Hall, performed by a variety of distinguished musicians who were her friends, former pupils and members of her family.

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Caroline Interviewed on WSKG Radio (September 19th, 2015)

Caroline discusses balancing quartet performances with teaching and home life ahead of Lark Quartet's "sunny" Sunday afternoon program in Stamford, NY.

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More than a weekend, this festival that Andy and I took over 3 years ago now stretches over three weekends and has several week-day events - but what could be better than for a festival to outgrow a name?! It is a joyous time in our lives every summer now, and the grand fulfillment of an entire year's work and planning.

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Caroline is very excited to report the much anticipated release of On Distant Shores, composer Aaron Jay Kernis' latest release on Phoenix USA. The release features the ballet score On Distant Shore written by Kernis for Rioult Dance New York. The album features additional chanber works including the Trio in Red.
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Weekend of Chamber Music will offer up to 4 Immersion Fellowships at its annual two-week festival in the Catskills starting this season. Fellows will collaborate in performer/composer groups creating new works to be composed and presented at the festival. The Immersion Program offers pre-professional performers and composers the opportunity to work individually and in groups with WCM's performing artists.

The Immersion Fellowships run from July 11th to 26th, 2015.
More Info and Application Information

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Weekend of Chamber Music is delighted to report that Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy Award winner John Corigliano will be the WCM Composer in Residence for 2015.

The festival runs July 11th - 25th and once again features an exciting lineup of performers playing an array of works from Fauré and Beethoven to Corigliano and Honegger.
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