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Co-Artistic Director, Weekend of Chamber Music

Weekend of Chamber Music

We engage the public of the Catskills and the Upper Delaware region directly by bringing transformative performances of, and discussion around, chamber music to a wide variety of venues across the region. With events each season in a converted barn (our main concert home); a distillery; a country inn; a farmer's market; a church lawn; a repurposed school; and an old mill-turned-gallery, we bring our work straight to the people wherever they are. Our commitment to what we see as an essential mix of standard repertoire, new music, encounters with living composers, and improvisation, ensures that our audiences come to see chamber music as a vital, contemporary, evolving art form, one that speaks directly to them, of their lives and their shared humanity.

The Weekend of Chamber Music is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization EIN 16-1518575.

 
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Chamber Music

Lark Quartet

The Lark Quartet continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and artistry since its inception in 1985. The Lark has performed in many of the world's great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, London's Wigmore Hall, L'Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, and appeared at international festivals including Lockenhaus, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mostly Mozart, Istanbul Festival, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow. Promising to deliver "a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance" (The Washington Post), The Lark Quartet offers audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs that begin with the ensemble virtuosity of the western tradition and continue into recent music from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, all while regularly sharing the stage with dynamic collaborators.

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Open End Ensemble

Open End was formed in 2005, the brainchild of several interconnected musical friendships. Equally committed to new chamber music, particularly by composers with no easily-pegged stylistic affiliations, and to free improvisation, the ensemble is made up of players well-known in ever-expanding contexts whose collective experience spans the whole of Western instrumental literature, from the oldest to the newest. Open End has performed in the US, France and Italy, and was invited in 2007 for a week-long residency at the Conservatoire National de Région in Strasbourg, France, where they gave masterclasses in chamber music and improvisation and performed two concerts in collaboration with the ensemble Accroche Note.

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Ensemble Meme

Founded in 2009, the artists of Ensemble Meme are accomplished chamber musicians drawn together to perform innovative, wide-ranging programs. The group's name, Meme, is an idea, action that enters the cultural landscape and transforms it through its presence. Ensemble Meme seeks to identify significant current works which show strength and pair them with time-proven compositions from the past to bring an engaging and enriching experience to the audience.

 
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Symphonic

Stamford Symphony

Originally formed in 1919, the Stamford Symphony thrived under the leadership of Clayton Hotchkiss, Music Director of the Stamford Public Schools, until after WWII, when many of its musicians returned to their homelands. The Stamford Symphony was reborn in 1967, and has since grown to become an integral part of the cultural life in Fairfield County. Skitch Henderson's appointment as Music Director in 1974 marked the turning point when the Stamford Symphony became a fully professional organization.

Caroline holds the position of Principal Cello under Music Director Ekart Preu and enjoys collaborating with the orchestra as a soloist and chamber musician through the Classics Series as well as salons, outreach and education.