Tag Archive for Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music

Sep. 19 Pacifica Quartet

The Pacifica Quartet (file photo) opened the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music 2015-16 season Sep. 15, (photo: Tristan Cook)

Pacifica Quartet returns to Syracuse, proves once again it is second to none

The Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music engaged the best of the best for its 2015-16 season opener

By David Abrams

The Pacifica Quartet returned to Central New York Saturday to open to the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music’s 2015-16 season, and did so with the kind of program, playing and execution that has defined SFCM over the course of its 66-year history…

Mar. 21 The New York Woodwind Quintet

The New York Woodwind Quintet shines in eclectic program of wind chamber music

Pavel Haas’s neglected ‘Quintet’ tops this handsome program spanning five centuries

By Natalie Piontek
Goldring Arts Journalism program, Syracuse University

The New York Woodwind Quintet, the long-standing and respected chamber ensemble revered for its homogenous sound, lived up to its reputation at Saturday’s Syracuse Friends of Chamber music concert…

Nov. 22 American String Quartet

American String Quartet, now in its 39th season, sounds as fresh as ever

Pianist Anton Nel joins the celebrated chamber ensemble in a stunning performance of Schumann’s ‘Piano Quintet’

By David Abrams

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite from the three works on Saturday’s Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music concert featuring the American String Quartet (ASQ). But one thing I know for certain: This performance ranks among the top half-dozen or so live chamber performances I’ve ever attended…

September 20 Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet, in Syracuse debut, shows poise, polish, precision and promise

The ensemble of recent Curtis grads, fresh off its impressive sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, opens SFCM’s 65th season in convincing style

By David Abrams

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music kicked off its 65th anniversary season with a gamble of sorts. Instead of engaging an established, big-name chamber ensemble to start the new season, as has been its custom, SFCM opted instead for youth and promise.