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Hudson Valley Music Club

Next: October 28, November 12 & 25  • 54 Clinton, Dobbs Ferry

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On Monday, October 28, at 1:00 PM, the Hudson Valley Music Club will present its first professional concert of the club’s 95th season.
Pianist Yael Weiss, who has performed for the club several times in the past, will present an innovative program entitled, “32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around theWorld”. Curated and performed by Ms. Weiss, this groundbreaking project commissions new works from 32 countries of conflict and secluded areas spanning the globe, all united through musical themes from Beethoven. 32 Bright Clouds aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.

All new compositions from around the world are unified by a single “Peace” motif from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, creating a cohesive cycle of works. The motif was selected because of Beethoven’s compelling inscription“A Call for Inward and Outward Peace”above the notes. Beethoven’s dedication expresses the overall essence, purpose, and character of 32 Bright Clouds.

Ms. Weiss has performed across the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and South America at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Moscow’s Bolshoi Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.

A reception will be held after the concert where the audience can meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

Location: Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club
54 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry

Admission: $20.00


On Tuesday, November 12, at 11:00 AM, the Hudson Valley Music Club will present a Mostly Morning Concert featuring two ensembles.

The Hoff-Barthelson Woodwind Quintet will perform Sextet in C-Minor, Op. 40 for Piano and Woodwind Quintet by Louise Farrenc (1804-1875).Members of the ensemble are:Donna Elaine, flute; Elizabeth Condon, oboe; Dorothy Duncan, clarinet; ; Darlene Kaukoranta, horn; Gili Sharett, bassoon; Tomoko Uchino, piano.  A string quartet (Laura Rice and Kathleen Thomson, violins; Bernie Klinger, viola; Lisa Olsson, cello) will celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage by performing two pieces composed in 1919: Victor Herbert’s piece entitled “I Might Be Your Once-in-a-While”;  ands a string quartet written by French composer Germaine Tailleferre.

Location: 54 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry
(Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club)
Admission: Free


On November 25, at 1:00 PM, the Hudson Valley Music Club will present a virtuoso string trio consisting of: Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; and Peter Wiley, cello. 
They will perform J.S Bach’s Contrapunctus VIII from The Art of the Fugue 7, Jean Françaix’ String Trio in C, and Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9, No. 1 in G. This ensemble has performed wonderful concerts for the music club in the past and we are excited to welcome them again.
Ida Kavafian enjoys an international reputation as one of the most versatile musicians performing today. With a repertoire as diverse as her talents, Ms. Kavafian has electrified stages as a recitalist as well as a soloist with major orchestras across the globe. For over 25 years, Ms. Kavafian has been the artistic director of the highly successful festival, Music from Angel Fire, in New Mexico. A graduate of Juilliard studying with Oscar Shumsky, she made her NY debut under Young Concert Artists.

She formed the ensemble Opus One with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Peter Wiley, which recently commissioned and premiered a new works by George Tsontakis, Marc Neikrug, Lowell Liebermann and Stephen Hartke. Opus One will be performing some of these works at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s New Music series on February 11.

Violist Steven Tenenbom has established a distinguished career as a chamber musician, soloist, recitalist and teacher. He has worked with composer Lukas Foss and jazz artist Chick Corea, and appeared as guest artist with such eminent ensembles as the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the Beaux Arts and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed as soloist with the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and toured with the Brandenburg Ensemble throughout the United States and Japan. His festival credits include Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, June Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, and Bravo! Colorado. A recipient of the prestigious Coleman Chamber Music award and a former member of the Galimir Quartet, he is currently a member of the renowned group TASHI and the piano quartet OPUS ONE. Mr. Tenenbom is on the faculties of The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, The Bard College Conservatory of Music and New York’s Mannes College of Music. 


Cellist Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the piano quartet, Opus One, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom. Mr. Wiley attended the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of David Soyer. He joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1974. The following year he was appointed principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for eight years. From 1987 through 1998, Mr. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. In 2001, he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet. The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009. He has been awarded an Avery Fischer Career Grant, nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 with the Beaux Arts Trio and in 2009 with the Guarneri Quartet. Mr. Wiley participates in leading festivals including Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Santa Fe, Bravo!, and Bridgehampton. He continues his long association with the Marlboro Music Festival, dating back to 1971.
A reception will be held after the concert where the audience can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.
Please visit our new website, hudsonvalleymusicclub.org for more information.
Location: 54 Clinton Avenue
(Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club)
Dobbs Ferry
Admission: $20.00


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