- Monday, September 15, 2014
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.
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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.
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
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.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
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.
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Instagram user @chanecullens has been keeping The Newtown Bee’s Instagram photos at newtownbee.com full of photos of birds in the last few weeks. She has uploaded three beautiful pictures of birds since the end of January, but this week is my favorite: a cat. According to the post, the cat was out prowling for mice in the snow. You can see for yourself that this brave feline was certainly claw deep.
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ying Quartet will make its fourth visit to Newtown on Sunday, February 16, for a 3 pm performance sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music. NFoM hosted the first three concerts of its 2013-14 season in September, October and November. The performance in February will mark the return of the performance season following a traditional two-month winter break.
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences around the world. He will return to Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 17, at 3 pm, for another much anticipated piano recital sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music. Mr Armstrong will cede 12 minutes of his recital time to young harp virtuoso Alix Raspé, who charmed Newtown audiences when she appeared on the stage of Edmond Town Hall in “A Concert To Heal” on January 13.
- Monday, October 21, 2013
Newtown Friends of Music will present Trio Con Brio Copenhagen in a concert performance on Sunday, October 27. The 3 pm concert will include special guest Ettore Causa, professor of viola at Yale University.
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
To the Editor:
Yesterday, Sunday, September 22nd , I had the great pleasure of attending an extraordinary concert given by the Poulenc Trio, presented by the Newtown Friends of Music at Edmond Town Hall.
While I have come to expect world-class artists giving stellar performances in this fabulous concert series, these three virtuosi displayed the most elegant, precise and beautiful phrasing that I have ever heard from a woodwind and piano ensemble.
- Monday, September 9, 2013
Newtown Friends of Music will present The Poulenc Trio, an ensemble consisting of piano, bassoon and oboe, in concert on Sunday, September 22, at 3 pm. The performance will be in Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street in Newtown.