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Following Winter Break, Newtown Friends Of Music 2010-11 Season To Resume With Walden Chamber Piano Quintet



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Following Winter Break, Newtown Friends Of Music 2010-11 Season To Resume With Walden Chamber Piano Quintet

Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Critics have hailed its performances of everything from Bach to Schoenberg; and Chamber Music America Magazine raves: “A season spent with the Walden Chamber Players is a time for discovery.”  The success of its performances, recordings and educational curricula has earned it a place as one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles in the United States.

Newtown Friends of Music will welcome members of Walden Chamber Players to Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, February 13, at 3 pm.

Walden Chamber Players is comprised of 12 dynamic artists in various combinations of string, piano, and wind ensembles. The wide variety of instrumental groupings possible with this ensemble allows for great versatility and eclectic programming, a hallmark of Walden Chamber Players, who last performed in Newtown in March 2007.

Members of the ensemble are talented chamber artists and soloists, who often perform at leading festivals throughout the United States and abroad.  They are also sought-after teachers and lecturers and serve on the faculty of some of the country’s premier musical teaching institutions.

The February 13 program, in honor of St Valentine’s, will include five of these outstanding musicians, those who make up a subgroup called The Walden Chamber Piano Quintet.

The St Valentine’s program will feature Adagio and Rondo Concertante by Franz Schubert; Serenade in D for violin, viola and cello by Beethoven; and, following intermission, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

The Walden Chamber Piano Quintet will stay overnight and then present a School Outreach Program to a Newtown school on Monday, February 14.

Single tickets for this performance will be available at the box office for $20 (cash or check only) one hour before the start of the concert. Students K-12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Newtown Friends of Music offer a mini-subscription for the three spring 2011 concerts (Walden Chamber Players; Hugo Wolf Quartett on March 20; and Antares Ensemble with soprano Sarah Wolfson, April 10) at $45 for all three.

Parking is free behind Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, and the facility is handicap accessible with all seating providing excellent viewing and acoustics.

An informal reception following the concert will offer concertgoers the opportunity to meet and mingle with the musicians.

For information regarding this and all future events, send for a free brochure by writing to Newtown Friends of Music, PO Box 295, Newtown CT 06470-0295, or visit NewtownFriendsOfMusic.org to learn more about programs, the music, the artists and the annual School Outreach Programs. Because of the high regard and popularity of these artists, advance reservations are strongly recommended for this concert.

Additional information is also available by contacting NFoM President Ellen Parrella, at 203-426-6470.

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