The 2023-24 Hoch Chamber Music Series

A Night in Budapest

Hoch Chamber Music Series presents A Night in Budapest

Friday, April 5
8 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
884 Newfield Avenue

Saturday, April 6
7 pm

The Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Avenue

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Emanouil Manolov, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Junah Chung, viola
Estelle Choi, cello
Zhihao Wu, cello

Bartok: Selected Duos for 2 Violins
Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Op. 10
Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

Concordia Conservatory proudly marks the culmination of the 20th-anniversary season of its esteemed Hoch Chamber Music Concert Series with an unforgettable evening, A Night in Budapest.

This event not only signifies a milestone for the Conservatory but also heralds a momentous occasion as the final concert of the 2023-24 season will debut for the first time at the Conservatory’s Stamford location, St. John’s Lutheran Church, on Friday, April 5 at 8 pm.

The evening's program promises an exquisite blend of classical masterpieces, with the first act paying homage to Budapest's esteemed composers Bela Bartok and Erno Dohnányi. The second act crescendos into a grand finale with Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, captivating audiences with its timeless beauty and emotional depth. Throughout the performance, the audience will be transported to the banks of the Danube River, immersing themselves in the enchanting melodies that echo through Budapest's historic streets.

Music From The Heart
Benefit Concert

Saturday, February 10
6 pm

The Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Emanouil Manolov, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
SoHui Yun, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op.111

Nikki Renée Daniels in Cabaret
James Lowe, Music Director

Acclaimed Broadway actress, Nikki Renée Daniels, recently starred as Jenny in the Tony Award Winning Broadway revival of Company. Her other Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon, Porgy and Bess, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Promises Promises, and Lestat. She recently played Martha Jefferson in 1776 at Encores, and Rose Lennox in The Secret Garden. Her regional credits include Emmie in Caroline or Change, Sarah in Ragtime, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Hope in Anything Goes, and Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago company of Hamilton. Nikki has performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras in Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Omaha, Indianapolis, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops.

Emerson String Quartet
Final Bow

Hoch Chamber Music Series presents the Emerson String Quartet Final Bow

Saturday, September 23
6 pm

The Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

After 47 years with thousands of concerts on multiple continents, and 9 Grammy Awards, the Emerson String Quartet will take their final bow at the Hoch on their farewell tour.

Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat Major, Op. 133
Beethoven: String Quartet in C Sharp minor, Op. 131

Named “America’s greatest quartet” by Time Magazine, the Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. Since its start in 1976, the Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honored with a variety of esteemed awards including nine GRAMMYs® (two of which were for Best Classical Album) the Avery Fisher Prize, three Gramophone Awards, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award.

During their farewell season, performances have included major concert halls across the United States and Europe. This performance marks the Emerson’s fifth and final appearance in the Hoch Series.



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