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Esteemed Cassatt String Quartet Returns To Treetops Chamber Music Society

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$5 – $40

Cassatts To Be Joined By Oskar Espina Ruiz, Treetops Artistic Director & Clarinetist

The Cassatt String Quartet will perform a live concert as part of the Treetops Chamber Music Society spring 2021 season at Carriage Barn Arts Center (681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840) in New Canaan, Connecticut, on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 4:00 PM, EST. The repertoire, supporting Treetops’ mission of making high-quality music education and performances accessible to underserved children and teens in the local community, will include works by Hayden, Mozart, and James Lee III. The full program follows:

Joseph Haydn String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5 “Sun” (1772)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789)

James Lee III Clarinet Quintet (2018)

General admission of $40 with $1 service fee, young adult (age 19 to 29) tickets of $20 with $0.5 service fee, and child (age 5 to 18)/student ticket can be purchased at the event website: https://www.treetopscms.org/event-details/cassatt-string-quartet. For more information, please visit Cassatt String Quartet’s website: http://www.cassattquartet.com/.

Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the New York City-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout the world, with appearances at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York; Tanglewood Music Theater; the Kennedy Center,Washington, DC; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris; Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City; Maeda Hall, Tokyo; and Beijing Central Conservatory. At the Library of Congress, the Cassatt performed on the library’s matched quartet of Stradivarius instruments.

Esteemed music critic Alex Ross named The Cassatt three times to his “10 Best Classical Recordings” in The New Yorker, and the ensemble has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today,” Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR and WNYC, on Canada’s CBC Radio, and on Radio France.

The Cassatt’s numerous awards are from the National Endowment for the Arts, the USArtists International, Chamber Music America, CMA/ASCAP, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Meet the Composer, and the Amphion, Copland, Fromm and Alice M. Ditson Music Foundations. Since 1995, the ensemble has been on the performing artist roster for the New York State Council on the Arts.

With a deep commitment to nurturing young musicians, the Cassatt has offered classes for composers and performers at the American Academy, Rome; the Toho School, Tokyo; Bowdoin International Music Festival; Columbia; Cornell; Princeton; Syracuse Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. The quartet is in residence annually at Maine’s Seal Bay Festival of American Contemporary Chamber Music and Cassatt in the Basin! in Texas.

Equally adept at classical masterpieces and contemporary music, the Cassatt has collaborated with members of the Tokyo, Cleveland, and Vermeer Quartets, pianists Ursula Oppens and Marc-Andre Hamelin, clarinetist David Shifrin, flutist Ransom Wilson, jazz pianist Fred Hersch, didgeriedoo player Simon 7, the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and composers Louis Andriessen, Kaija Saariaho, Joan Tower and John Corigliano. The Cassatt’s discography includes new quartets by Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky; Guggenheim fellow Daniel S. Godfrey; and Grawemeyer and Rome Prize winner Sebastian Currier.

Named for the celebrated impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, the quartet consists of Muneko Otani, violin; Jennifer Leshnower, violin; Rosemary Nelis, viola; and Gwen Krosnick, cello.

For further information, please contact Hemsing Associates at (212) 772-1132 or visit www.hemsingpr.com.


May 1
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5 – $40


Treetops Chamber Music Society


Carriage Barn Arts Center (681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
681 South Ave
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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