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  • Dorian Quintet With Spencer Myer On Piano, April 12 At Edmond Town Hall

    Recognized by critics, audiences and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles.

    The quintet has literally been around the world, concertizing in 49 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe 18 times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.

  • Henschel Quartett Planning Program With Several Centuries Of Work

    The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won first prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.

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  • Friends Of Music Series To Resume With Fauré Quartett

    “Chamber music is the only true form of music and the most authentic expression of a personality,” insisted Gabriel Fauré.  Taking this guiding principle to heart, the Fauré Quartett is now widely regarded as one of the leading chamber groups in the world. Newtown Friends of Music will bring the quartet to the stage of Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, February 22, at 3 pm.

  • Concert Preview: Rising Star To Perform At Edmond Town Hall

    Newtown Friends of Music will introduce a young rising star — violinist Alexi Kenney — to audiences at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm.  Mr Kenney was the winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

  • Mendelssohn, Brahms & Beethoven On Johannes String Quartet Program

    The Johannes String Quartet, comprised of four gifted instrumentalists, will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, October 26, at 3 pm. It will be the second of six concerts being presented by Newtown Friends of Music this season.

  • Concert Preview: Thrilling Virtuosity, Insightful Musicianship By David Finckel & Wu Han

    Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched.

  • Newtown Friends Of Music 37th Season To Also Welcome New Guests, Returning Favorites

    Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, above, will open the 37th annual Newtown Friends of Music season with a recital at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, September 28. The 2014-15 season will continue with, below, The Johannes String Quartet, Violinist Alexi Kenney and Pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, The Faure Piano Quartett, The Henschel Quartet, and The Dorian Wind Quartet with guest Pianist Spencer Myer.

  • American String Quartet Returning To Edmond Town Hall

    Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The quartet is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2013-14, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide.

  • American Brass Quintet Returning For Friends Of Music-Sponsored Concert, March 16

    Recently declared the 2013 recipient of the Chamber Music America’s highest tribute — The Richard J Bogomolny National Service Award, for significant and lasting contribution to the field — American Brass Quintet is considered an icon in the brass world. 

    The ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and all fifty of the United States; a discography of over 55 recordings, and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.