Alexander String Quartet

Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3:00pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

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"Dream-come-true performances...with their sure ensemble, lyricism, accurate pitch, handsome sound and technical fluidity." — Boston Globe

We open the season with one of chamber music's premiere quartets. Widely admired for their musical interpretation and extensive discography, they perform Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.

  • Joseph Haydn — Quartet No. 42 in C major, Op. 54, No. 2

  • Dmitri Shostakovich — Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130

Alexander String Quartet current season.

Photo by Terry Lorant

 
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Photo by Denis Gostev

Shtrykov–Tanaka Duo

Clarinet, Piano

Sunday, January 30, 2022, 3:00pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"A new generation of exquisitely talented performers who elevate our understanding of the world's music."

— Shelter Island Reporter

Two virtuoso artists combine the warm, rich sound of the clarinet with the expressive response of the piano for an afternoon of Brahms, Reinecke, and Schumann—and perhaps some surprises as well!

  • Carl Reinecke — Fantasiestücke, Op. 22

  • Johannes Brahms — Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120

  • Robert Schumann — Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102

  • Robert Schumann — Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

 

Gleb Ivanov

Piano

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3:00pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"A young super-virtuoso with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with thunder and lightning."

— New York Times

Russian-born and trained, this prizewinning artist brightens the winter with some of the piano repertoire's treasures from Schubert, Ravel, and Mussorgsky.

  • Franz Schubert — Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major,    Op. 90

  • Franz Schubert — Impromptu No. 4 in A-flat major,     Op. 90

  • Maurice Ravel — Miroirs

  • Modest Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition (Arr. by V. Horowitz)

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Photo by Christian Steiner

 
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Photo by Daniel Lippitt

Chroma Piano Trio

Violin, Cello, Piano

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:00pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"Polished performance, with elegance and energy finely balanced." — New York Times

With a memorable appearance on the Series a few years ago, these impeccable musicians return to St. Johnsbury with a stirring program of Brahms, Beethoven, and Messiaen

  • Olivier Messiaen — Quartet for the End of Time

 (No. V. Praise to the eternity of Jesus)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 1

  • Johannes Brahms — Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8