On Sunday, June 16, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the 3rd performance of their 33rd season, the Attacca Quartet. This internationally acclaimed group is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. Amy Schroeder (violin), Keiko Tokunaga (violin), Nathan Schram (viola), and Andrew Yee (cello) will play works by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Caroline Shaw (b. 1982), and Franz Schubert (1797-1828).
The four musicians formed the Attacca Quartet at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013, they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet and were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the 2014-2015 season. The group currently serves as the Ensemble-in-Residence at the School of Music at Texas State University.
Andrew Yee and the Attacca Quartet recently completed a recording project of Haydn’s masterwork “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.” The group's next recording project will feature string quartet works of Caroline Shaw.
Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, $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 are served after the concert, catered by The Tulip and the Rose Restaurant of Franklin, NY.
Friends of Music’s 33rd Season continues on the third Sunday of every month with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble on July 21, Piazzolla: Neave Trio and Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano, on August 18; September 15, Pegasus: The Orchestra (a contemporary orchestra project); Rachel Lee Priday, violin, and Marija Stroke, piano, on October 20; Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone, and Spencer Myer, piano, on November 17, followed by a special free concert on December 1st. Friends of Music concerts are supported by the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation and individual donors.
Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY. The Stamford United Methodist Church is handicap accessible. For more information about Friends of Music of Stamford, and for a complete listing of concerts planned for this season, visit www.friendsmusic.org