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With her beautifully shaped performace...Caroline Stinson captured full attention.--Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger


2011-2012 Season

Lark Quarte+: Private House Concert, New York City
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 7PM
Music of Gershwin, Copland and Higdon
with Blair McMillen, piano and Todd Palmer, clarinet

Lark Quarte+: Scripps College, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 24th, 2011 at 3PM
"Americana, old and new" with music by Copland, Gershwin and Higdon

Lark Quarte+ Yumi Kurosawa, Koto: Freer and Sackler Galleries,
Smithsonian, Washington DC
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 7:30PM

Lark Quarte+: Princeton Symphony Chamber Music Series
Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 4PM
Mendelssohn Four Pieces and Janacek String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"

Open End Ensemble: Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music
Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 8PM
Ran, Carter, Waggoner, Ives and Messiaen
Crouse College, Syracuse University

Open End Ensemble: MOSA (Music at Our Saviour's Atonement), New York
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 5PM
Ran, Carter, Waggoner, Ives and Messiaen
178 Bennett Avenue (one block west of Broadway at 189th Street), New York City

Stamford Symphony Cafe Music: Stamford, CT
Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th at 8:30PM
Handel-Halvorsson duo for violin and cello and other selections
with Eckart Preu and Max Zorin

Lark Quarte+ Gary Graffman, piano: Rockefeller Tri-Noon Institutional Concerts
Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 12noon
Jennifer Higdon, Piano Quintet; Mendelssohn Four Pieces and Wolf "Italian Serenade" Rockefeller Center, New York City

Lark Quarte+ Recording for Bridge Records
November 2011
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Gary Graffman and Blair McMillen, piano
Music by Jennifer Higdon
American Academy of Arts and Letter, New York City

Lark Quarte+ Gary Graffman, piano: Danbury Concert Association
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 8PM
Ives Concert Hall, West CT State University; 181 White Street, Danbury CT

Lark Quarte+: Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 3PM
Mendelssohn Four Pieces; Janacek String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"; Wolf "Italian Serenade"

Stamford Symphony, Principal Cellist
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 8PM and Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at 3PM
Stamford, CT

Visiting Artist
January 29th - March 3rd, 2012
National Conservatory, Mexico City
lessons and masterclasses as part of a team from the Juilliard School

Lark Quarte+ with Stephen Salters, baritone
Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 2PM
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Program includes the premiere of a new work for Lark + Baritone by William Bolcom "Billie in the Darbies", Bolcom Rags for String Quartet, and works by Gershwin, Elena Ruhr and Ted Wiprud.

Lark Quarte+ with Stephen Salters, baritone
Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 8PM
Market Square Concerts, Harrisburg, PA
Program includes works by William Bolcom "Billie in the Darbies", Bolcom Rags for String Quartet, and works by Gershwin, Elena Ruhr and Ted Wiprud

Principal Cellist, Stamford Symphony
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 8PM and Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 3PM
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT

Thursday, March 8th at 4:30PM
Lehman College, CUNY Bronx with Molly Morkoski
Program: Variations; includes works by Lutoslawski, Beethoven, Martinu, Waggoner and Mendelssohn

Recital with Molly Morkoski
Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 4PM
Mozart and Friends, Steinway Hall, Westport CT
Program: Variations; includes works by Lutoslawski, Beethoven, Martinu, Waggoner and Mendelssohn

In duo with Andrew Waggoner (Open End) and On Common Ground
Friday, March 30th, 2012 and Sunday, April 1st, 2012
The Dalton School, NH
Dance collaboration with new works and improvisation with Jennifer Emerson and Donlin Foreman, dancers and choreographers

Lark Quarte+
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 8PM
St. Vincent's College, Latrobe, PA

Principal Cellist, Stamford Symphony
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 8PM and Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 3PM
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT

ISCM League of Composers
Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the NYU Music Department
Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 8PM
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU,
Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place

ISCM League of Composers
Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 8PM
Miller theater, Columbia University

New Paths in Music Nordic Festival
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 8PM
David Alan Miller, Artistic Director
Elebash Recital Hall, City University Graduate Center, 5th Ave/ 34th Street

Open End Ensemble: Rencontres de musique Strasbourg, France
as guests of Accroche Note
July 4th-6th, 2012
Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 8PM
with Accroche Note: Armand Angster, clarinet and Françoise Kubler, soprano
program includes Waggoner Le Nom: Upperline for solo cello
and Deux chansons de Robert Desnos, for soprano and violin
Église du bouclier | Vielle-ville Strasbourg |

Chamber Music at (le) Poisson Rouge
Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 6:30PM (doors) 7:30PM (concert)
with Molly Morkoski, piano, Harumi Rhodes, violin and Makoto Fujimura, visual artist
program includes Ravel Sonata Posthume, Debussy Reflets dans l'eau, Messiaen Préludes, Takemitsu Distance De Feé, Debussy Cello Sonata and Piazzolla Trio
158 Bleecker Street | 212.505.FISH | | $15 advance $20 door

Weekend of Chamber Music
July 16th-28th, 2012
Multiple programs, multiple unique run-out venues in the area
See the Weekend of Chamber Music website for more information
Mike Lim, violin and Melia Watras, viola, of Open End; Tannis Gibson, piano, Nurit Pacht, violin and Max Mandel, viola
Eddie Adams Farm, Jeffersonville, NY, Sullivan County

Open End Ensemble: Rudersdal Somerkoncerter Festival, Denmark
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 8PM - Rudersdal
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 3PM - Glyptoteket Museum, Copenhagen
Programs include Ravel: Sonata posthume; Ran: Perfect Storm; Waggoner: Catenary; Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: String Quartet; Dowland: Lute Song Transcriptions; Schumann: Piano Quartet in Eb; Messiaen: Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes; Eric Maestri: Autoritratto (Premiere); Waggoner: Inventory of Terrors; Ives: Thoreau, from the Concord Sonata; Jesse Jones: Bagatelles; Improvisations

David Yang, Artistic Director
Cyrus Beroukim and Irina Muresanu, violin; Marc Johnson, cello; Mai Motobuchi, viola
Schoenberg, Brahms, Debussy and Prokofiev
Newburyport, MA

Guest Artist: Audition Preparation Camp with Darwin Shen
Monday, August 20th, 2012
A great week-long camp for CT youngsters preparing to audition for orchestras and other organizations in the fall

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival
Lark Quarte+
August 20th-25th, 2012
World Premiere of a work by Nico Muhly for Lark and Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
Brahms Sextet in G Major, opus 36
with Peter Sanders, cello and Artistic Director