Pianist will open Athenaeum’s latest chamber music series on Oct. 1
Pianist Inon Barnatan will open the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 22nd season of Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concerts on Monday, Oct. 1. The six-part series features intimate 7:30 p.m. concerts in the library’s music room at 1008 Wall St. that are followed by a reception with the artists.
Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Only members at the Donor level and higher receive reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. All guest names are kept on a will call list at the door.
The second series concert, starring the Lincoln Trio, will take place Monday, Nov. 7. Formed in 2003, the trio has performed to accolades throughout the United States.
The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider will perform on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The Miró Quartet takes the stage on Saturday, Feb. 18. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Miró Quartet met with immediate success, winning first prizes at the Coleman, Fischoff, and Banff competitions, as well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Competition award.
A special collaboration will be presented on Tuesday, April 3, featuring clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan and La Catrina Quartet. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, of Armenian descent, Allakhverdyan was a first-place winner of the Hellam Young Artists Competition and winner of a Tuesday Musical Association scholarship and Oberlin Concerto Competition. He was appointed associate principal clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony in August 2009 and also serves as Principal Clarinet of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as “wonderful ambassadors for music,” La Catrina Quartet’s unique blend of Latin American and standard repertoire caters to the more traditional concertgoers while still attracting the next generation of listeners. Their infectious personas infuse their playing.
The series concludes on Tuesday, April 24 with the Euclid Quartet, a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. The Euclid Quartet was awarded the American Masterpieces Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
• Series (6 concerts): $208 members; $238 non-members
• Individual Concerts: $30 members; $45 non-members
• Website: www.ljathenaeum.org/chamberconcerts
• Box Office: (858) 454-5872
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