Newtown Friends of Music

  • Newtown Friends Of Music To Open 38th Season With Ying Quartet, Guest Pianist Elinor Freer

    The Grammy-winning Ying Quartet has added Robin Scott, an award-winning musician described as one of America’s rising stars on the classical music stage, as first violinist. Mr Scott joins siblings and founding members David (cello), Janet (violin), and Phillip (viola) Ying, who will open the 38th season of performances hosted by Newtown Friends of Music (NFM) on Sunday, September 27. Pianist Elinor Freer will be joining the ensemble for the 3 pm performance.

    The concert will be in the theater of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

  • Newtown Friends Of Music Announces 2015-16 Season

    Newtown Friends of Music will host concerts this season by Ying Quartet (above) and (at right, from top) ATOS Piano Trio, Euclid Quartet, Diane Walsh, Horszowski Trio, and Borealis Wind Quintet.

  • Newtown Friends of Music Slate Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the Newtown Friends of Music, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 pm, in the Board Room of Cyrenius H Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Members of record as of May 1, 2015, are invited to attend and participate in such action as may be taken upon the reports which will be rendered by the Directors and Officers; election of directors for the coming year; and such other matters as may properly come before the meeting.

    The Nominating Committee proposes the following slate:

  • 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.

  • An Incredible Performance and Experience

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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.