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

Concerts

2018-2019 Season

Ciompi Quartet: Duke Concert No. 1
Saturday September 29th at 8:00PM, 2018

For its first outing with new cellist Caroline Stinson, the Ciompi Quartet maintains its annual tradition of beginning each new season with a string quartet from Haydn, the architect of the form. The Ciompi plays the first quartet of his final set Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1 before turning to Legacy, composed in 1999 by new Durham resident Andrew Waggoner. An explosive piece inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s guitar bravado, Legacy pays homage to early American feminist icons through evocative, surging interplay. The Ciompi then turns to one of the final quartets of Beethoven. Written two years before his death, his intense Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 127 echoes passages from his mighty Ninth Symphony.

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1; Andrew Waggoner: Legacy; Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 127
Baldwin Auditorium
Tickets: $25 / $10 all students.
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Lark Quartet: Wintersolstice@MoMA
Thursday November 8th at 7:00PM, 2018
An evening of Music and Poetry to warm up by.
Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Yousif Sheronick, percussion; Andrew Waggoner, Poetry Reader.
The Home of Anne & Vincent Mai
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Principal Cello: Stamford Symphony
Saturday and Sunday, November 10th at 8:00PM and 11th at 3:00PM, 2018
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Guest Conductor and Violin: Andrés Cárdenes
Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles; Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 8; Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
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Ciompi Quartet: Remembered, Imagined, Re-imagined Saturday November 17th at 8:00PM, 2018

FEATURING ELIZA BAGG, SOPRANO

Now recognized as a modern classic, Steve Reich’s Different Trains won a GRAMMY in 1989. It remains among his most popular works, a powerful reflection on the Holocaust and World War II as seen from both sides of the Atlantic. Composer Daniel Wohl’s newest electroacoustic piece, commissioned by the Ciompi, features the voice of soprano Eliza Bagg, a native of Durham. Lauded on NPR as “both aggressive and gorgeous,” Wohl’s style “quietly erases the line between electronic and acoustic music.” Two new transcriptions of sixteenth-century songs by Claudio Monteverdi complete this wide-ranging program.

Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano and String Quartet; Daniel Wohl: New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics — World Premiere with guest artist Eliza Bagg, soprano.
Von Der Hayden Studio Theater: Rubenstein Arts Center
Tickets: Free admission
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Ciompi Quartet: Remembered, Imagined, Re-imagined
Sunday November 18th at 4:00PM, 2018

FEATURING ELIZA BAGG, SOPRANO

Now recognized as a modern classic, Steve Reich’s Different Trains won a GRAMMY in 1989. It remains among his most popular works, a powerful reflection on the Holocaust and World War II as seen from both sides of the Atlantic. Composer Daniel Wohl’s newest electroacoustic piece, commissioned by the Ciompi, features the voice of soprano Eliza Bagg, a native of Durham. Lauded on NPR as “both aggressive and gorgeous,” Wohl’s style “quietly erases the line between electronic and acoustic music.” Two new transcriptions of sixteenth-century songs by Claudio Monteverdi complete this wide-ranging program.

Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano and String Quartet; Daniel Wohl: New Work for String Quartet, Soprano, and Electronics — World Premiere with guest artist Eliza Bagg, soprano.
Von Der Hayden Studio Theater: Rubenstein Arts Center
Tickets: Free admission
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Trios at Duke
Friday January 11th at 8:00PM, 2019
Trios by Tchaikovsky and Smetana
Randall Love, piano; Gabriel Richard, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
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Duke Faculty Recital
Saturday January 26th at 8:00pm, 2019
Molly Morkoski, piano; Music of Waggoner, Marais, Beethoven and Tower
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
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Lark Quartet: Four Seasons@SANDS POINTS
Saturday February 2nd, 2019
Winter concert at Hempstead House
An evening of Music & Poetry; String Quartet, Baritone & Percussion
Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Alberto Parrini, Cello; James Martin, Baritone & Poetry reader; & Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
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Ciompi Quartet: Weymouth Concerts
Sunday February 3rd, 2019
With Allan Ware, clarinet: Quintet in A for clarinet and strings, K. 581 by W.A. Mozart; String Quartet No. 2 in G , Op. 153 (1918) by Camille Saint-Saens; Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms.
Weymouth Center, 555 E Connecticut Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Lark Quartet: Wintersolstice@MoMA
Thursday February 7th at 7:00PM, 2019
An evening with Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string trio.
Nurit Pacht, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello.
The Home of Anne & Vincent Mai
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Ciompi Quartet: Lost and Found
Sunday February 16th at 8:00PM, 2019

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein? In this program, the Ciompi Quartet follows this tradition of rediscovery, playing works of nineteenth century composers Marie Jaëll — pianist, pedagogue, and friend of Franz Liszt — and Guillaume Lekeu.

Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 153; Marie Jaëll: String Quartet in G Minor; Vincent D’Indy: Guillaume Lekeu; Claude Debussy: Excerpts from string Quartets.
Nelson Music Room
Tickets: Free Admission
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Ciompi Quartet: Lost and Found (Albermarle)
Monday February 17th at 3:00PM, 2019

Would J.S. Bach be known to us if Mendelssohn had not discovered his scores? Would we know Mahler if he had not been championed by Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein? In this program, the Ciompi Quartet follows this tradition of rediscovery, playing works of nineteenth century composers Marie Jaëll — pianist, pedagogue, and friend of Franz Liszt — and Guillaume Lekeu.

Saint-Saens String Quartet No. 2 opus 153 in G Major; Selections from From Vincent D’Indy String Quartet No. 1; Debussy Quartet Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Roger A. Martin Sculpture Gallery, 260 East Main St Albermarle, NC
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Ciompi Quartet: Wilmington
Friday February 22nd, 2019

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Ciompi Quartet: American Music Festival
Saturday February 23rd at 8:00PM, 2019

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First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
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Ciompi Quartet: Statesville
Sunday February 24th at 3:00PM, 2019
Saint-Saens String Quartet No. 2 opus 153 in G Major; Selections from From Vincent D’Indy String Quartet No. 1; Debussy Quartet Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 Henkel Rd., Statesville, NC
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Principal Cello: Stamford Symphony
Saturday and Sunday, March 9th at 8:00PM and 10th at 3:00PM, 2019
The Path to Jupiter
Guest Conductor: Michael Stern
Schubert: Symphony No. 5; Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major with Deborah Buck, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Melanie Feld, oboe; Cynde Iverson bassoon;
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major Jupiter
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
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Ciompi Quartet: Duke Concert No. 2
Saturday March 30 at 8:00PM, 2019

FEATURING SUSAN FANCHER, SAXOPHONE

The Ciompi Quartet opens this concert with Arvo Pärt’s landmark Fratres, an engrossing 1977 piece that seesaws between hyperactive flurries and halcyon stretches.

Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Elliott Carter: Two Fragments for String Quartet; Scott Lindroth: New Work for Saxophone and String Quartet - World Premiere; Dvořák: Quartet No. 11 in C Major, op. 61
Baldwin Auditorium
Tickets: $25 • $10 All Students
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Lark Quartet: Wintersolstice@MoMA
Thursday April 4th at 7:00PM, 2019
Lark’s farewell concert with clarinetist Romie deGuise-Langlois.
Mozart and Weesner Clarinet Quintets
Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet
The Home of Anne & Vincent Mai
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Lark Quartet: Four Seasons@SANDS POINTS
Saturday April 6th, 2019
Spring concert in Castle Gould’s Great Hall
An evening of Music & Poetry; String Quartet, Baritone & Percussion
Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Caroline Stinson, Cello; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
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Principal Cello: Stamford Symphony
Saturday and Sunday, April 13th at 8:00PM and 14th at 3:00PM, 2019
Russian Passion
Guest Conductor: Vladimir Kulenovic
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1in B-flat minor with Federico Colli, piano; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
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Lark Quartet: Four Seasons@SANDS POINTS
Saturday July 13th, 2019
Summer concert at Hempstead House
An evening of Music & Poetry; duoJalal and Dancers
Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Yousif Sheronick, percussion; Two Dancers
127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
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Lark Quartet: Four Seasons@SANDS POINTS
Saturday September 28th, 2019
Fall concert in the courtyard of the Falaise Museum
An evening of Music & Poetry; String Quartet & Percussion
Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Jeffrey Ziegler, Cello; Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
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