Stamford) On Sunday, August 20, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the fifth concert of its 31st season: the New Asia Chamber Music Society, performing works by Mozart and Brahms, along with Chinese and Taiwanese folk songs. This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, Inc., and by a generous grant from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.
The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) was founded in 2010 by a group of young Asian-American virtuosi who graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and Curtis Institute. Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the finest works of chamber music, drawn from the canon of western music, as well as contemporary Asian culture.
The New Asia Chamber Music Society gave their sold out inaugural performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2011, and have since presented concerts throughout New York City at venues including Queens Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Taiwan Center, Chelsea Museum, Taipei Culture and Economic Center of New York, and Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. During the 2015-2016 season, members of NACMS toured Taiwan through three sold-out performances at venues including Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. The members of NACMS who will be performing at the August 20th concert are Cindy Tien-Hsin Wu (violin), Wei-Yang Andy Lin (viola and er-hu, a Chinese traditional instrument), Nan-Cheng Chen(cello), and Tzu-yi Chen (piano).
From April through December, Friends of Music of Stamford NY, Inc. presents a concert by an acclaimed ensemble on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church, located at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13. Cash or check only; no advance ticket sales or reservations. Complimentary refreshments by A Taste of Europe from Cobleskill will be served after the concert. The Stamford United Methodist Church is handicap accessible and has ample parking. For more information about Friends of Music of Stamford, and for a complete listing of concerts planned for this season, visit www.friendsmusic.org