Our 2022 - 2023 Season

All concerts will be held on Sundays at 4pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT

COVID Policy: Masks are not required to attend these concerts, but strongly recommended.  This policy is subject change to reflect evolving local, state, or federal guidelines.

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October 2, 2022 - Misha and Cipa Dichter

Piano Four Hands and Piano Solo Program

“One was struck not only by the synchronism of their musical impulses, but also by the vigor and elegance of the execution” –The New York Times

 

Virtuoso Misha Dichter won the silver medal at the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition, which launched his acclaimed international career.  Cipa Dichter made her professional debut at 16 with the Symphony Orchestra of Brazil and came to the United States to study at Juilliard shortly thereafter.  The husband and wife team has performed throughout North America, Europe, and at summer festivals in the U.S. such as Ravinia, Caramoor, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart, and the Aspen Music Festival

Performing:

  • BRAHMS, Two ballades, opus 10 (1854), Johannes Brahms

  • BEETHOVEN Sonata #10 in g major, opus 14, #2 (1799)

  • BEETHOVEN Sonata #7 in d major, opus 10, #3

  • SCHUBERT Fantasie for piano, four hands in f minor, D. 940 (1828)

  • DVORÁK Slavonic dances, OPUS 46 (1878)

March 26, 2023 - Balourdet Quartet
                            with Adam Sadberry (flute)

“An exceptionally talented group... With bows flying and notes swirling, this quartet has a bright future ahead” – Ponca City News

 

The Balourdet Quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition as well as the top prize in the 2021 Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The group also received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Gold Medal and Audience Award at the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and the Second Prize in the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition.

Performing:

  • HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade

  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2

  • HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle)

  • AMY BEACH Theme and Variations, Op. 80

April 30, 2023 Ulysses Quartet

                        with Oskar Espina-Ruiz (clarinet)

"Ulysses Quarter projects that avid enthusiasm we critics immediately fall for - fortunately Ulysses Quartet has the chops to back up their passion." - San Diego Story

The Ulysses Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty” and “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve” (The Strad), as well as their “avid enthusiasm ... [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story), “delivered with a blend of exuberance and polished artistry” (The Buffalo News). Treetops CMS artistic director, “Mr. Espina Ruiz is a phenomenal clarinetist, a subtle and discreet virtuoso whose dynamic control matched that of the string quartet.” (CVNC)

Performing:

  • TRADITIONAL (arr. Danish String Quartet) Folk Songs

  • SETH GROSSHANDLER Clarinet Quintet (World Premiere)

  • FANNY MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: String Quartet in E-flat Major

  • SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Quintet in F-sharp Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 10

May 14, 2023 - Cassatt String Quartet
                         withMagdalena Baczewska (piano)

"The Cassatt String Quartet is certainly one of the great ensembles of our age." -- Concerto Net

 

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, and is a Treetops CMS all-time favorite. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

Performing:

  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART String Quartet in F Major, K. 590

  • DOROTHY RUDD MOORE Modes for string quartet

  • AMY BEACH Piano Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 67