December 3 & 4, 2016

In December, we welcomed back the intrepid and ever-popular ensemble Brooklyn Rider, as they paired a new work by their own violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen with Beethoven’s pivotal “Serioso” String Quartet


Brooklyn Rider musicians

Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Colin Jacobsen, violin

Nicholas Cords, viola

Michael Nicolas, cello


with Edward Arron, cello


Boccherini: String Quintet in f minor, G. 348

Beethoven: String Quartet in f minor, Opus 95 “Serioso

Colin Jacobsen: BTT for String Quartet (2015)

Colin Jacobsen:  Heimlaus and Rekveen

Parma Newsmen:  Heavy Tree Gap (from Gaps and Gorges) (2012)

Aoife O’Donovan:  Show Me (2014)

Gonzalo Grau:  Five-Legged Cat (2014)


This Saturday concert was generously sponsored by John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb.  The Sunday concert was generously sponsored by Essex Wellness Center.

Performing Musicians

Brooklyn Rider

String Quartet

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. 

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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