According to violinist Joseph Maile, there will not be a string quartet performance at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall — there will be story time.
If someone peeked into the studios of McKnight Hall this week, one could have found Pat Wheelhouse encouraging a group of fifth-graders to play a D major scale on mountain dulcimers in front of them. On the other side of the building, 78-year-old Linda Hubert could be heard shouting over rows of autoharp-playing students who strummed up a dull roar. And if someone just happened to be walking by the School of Music campus, the syncopated ruckus of a jazz band was hard to miss.
For one week each summer, talented students in grades five through 12 arrive at Chautauqua Institution to participate in the Chautauqua Music Camps.
A few years ago, a string quartet sat in a practice room workshopping a piece by Alfred Schnittke. Soon enough, cellist Amanda Gookin said, the group started a jam session that mashed Schnittke and Haydn together. It was then that PUBLIQuartet came to fruition in earnest.
Angella Ahn picked up the violin as a child after watching an orchestra’s violin section and admiring how it selfishly
With more than seven decades of history, the Chautauqua Quartet is an institution of its own.
As he hops from country to country with the Vienna Piano Trio, pianist Stefan Mendl said the varying reactions to his performances are sometimes the most entertaining part.
A key component in making music is spending countless hours in a practice room, improving. But those hours pass quickly when spent with beloved colleagues.
Credited with arranging two of the six pieces on the program for this afternoon’s Logan Chamber Music Series concert, Axiom Brass front man Dorival Puccini Jr. doesn’t like that particular turn of phrase.
When viola player Jason Fisher and the rest of A Far Cry first walk out at 4 p.m. today inside Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, attendees unfamiliar with the group will quickly notice what makes them so unique.