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Upcoming Concerts

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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Latest News

Staying Power - Chamber Music Magazine : (August 14th, 2018)

Sasha Margolis has written a fabulous article in the summer edition of the Chamber Music Magazine discussing the longevity of the Ciompi Quartet's original members and the appointment of Caroline to the group.

Between 1995 and 2017 the group experienced not a single personnel change. With Raim's (cellist) recent retirement, change has finally come for the group... Stinson's selection was the result of a highly unorthodox hunt...

...Violinist Eric Pritchard notes that "the candidates that stood out for us were the ones that seemed to make the strongest mark of not just fitting in, but reshaping our sound and our approach. In Carrie's case in particular, there was a sense that it wasn't a 25% change in the group. It was getting closer to 100%."

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CQ Cellist Lights Up Durham : (June 24th, 2018)

John W. Lambert's review for the CVNC of Caroline Stinson's first full concert at Duke, her new home, as the incoming cellist of the Ciompi Quartet.

Stinson played these richly varied vignettes with evident insight and understanding, in the process making great impressions on their attentive listeners.

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Stinson Joins Ciompi Quartet at Duke : (April 19th, 2018)

Caroline is thrilled and honored to be joining the Ciompi Quartet and the faculty at Duke University beginning this fall. She is delighted at the opportunity to teach, perform and contribute to this wonderful culture of music making, and to extend it outward through projects, commissioning, recording and, most essentially, her work with the Ciompi Quartet.

Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University's Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season.

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Lark Quartet Performs In St Paul : (March 22nd, 2018)

A lovely article appeared in the Park Bugle ahead of the Lark Quartet's concert as part of the Schubert Club Park Series.

The Music in the Park Series will close its 2017-18 season with a unique concert and a musical residency celebrating the past and present Lark Quartet through music old and new, with the original quartet, founded in 1985 by St. Anthony Park cellist Laura Sewell, and the current Lark Quartet members.

The concert will take place Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ.

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Caroline Performs at Marble Collegiate Church : (December 5th, 2017)

Carol Wincenc and Friends performed selections from Bach's G Major Trio Sonata and Georg Philipp Telemann's Tafelmusik at Marble Collegiate Church on Sunday December 3rd.

Watch the video of the performance.


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