Our Spring 2021 Season

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

Important COVID-19 Update: face masks and proof of id and vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to attend all concerts this season.

March 6, 2022 - American String Quartet

“Luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances.”

The New York Times

 

Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all 50 states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide.

Performing:

  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, “La Malinconia” (1800) (This is a program change: Beethoven Op. 18 will replace Mozart K. 387)

  • SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 7 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 108 (1960)

  • BRAHMS String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 (1873)

April 3, 2022 - Verona Quartet

"Cohesive yet full of temperament… vibrant, intelligent."

The New York Times

 

Acclaimed for its “bold interpretive strength, robust characterization and commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald), the Verona Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today. The group’s singular sense of purpose most recently earned them Chamber Music America’s coveted 2020 Cleveland Quartet Award

Performing:

  • SCHUBERT Quartettsatz (1820)

  • GABRIELA LENA-FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (2001)

  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826)

May 1, 2022 - Cassatt String Quartet

with Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Clarinet

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"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, with Treetops CMS artistic director Oskar Espina Ruiz, will close our 14th season. “Mr. Espina Ruiz is a phenomenal clarinetist, a subtle and discreet virtuoso whose dynamic control matched that of the string quartet." (CVNC). Lee III’s Clarinet Quintet is a four-movement work inspired by historical aspects of indigenous Americans, including a dance celebration of the lives represented in the various paintings of “An Emblem of America.” 

Performing:

  • HAYDN String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5 “Sun” (1772)

  • MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789)

  • JAMES LEE III Clarinet Quintet (2018)