December 11 & 12, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

In December, we welcomed back pianist Andrew Armstrong, violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti and violist Nicholas Cords for a program of glorious piano quintets.


Andrew Armstrong, piano
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Tessa Lark, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Edward Arron, cello


Dvořák: Terzetto in C Major for Two Violins and Viola, Opus 74
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in g minor, Opus 57
Giya Kancheli: Rag-Gidon-Time for String Trio (1995)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, Opus 34


Many thanks to our Piano Sponsor Pasta Vita and to Ted and Becky Crosby for sponsoring Saturday’s concert and to The Saunders Foundation and Andy Baxter for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.

Performing Musicians

Andrew Armstrong


Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across the world.

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Amy Schwartz Moretti


Amy is recognized as a deeply expressive artist and known for her musical career of broad versatility and maintains an active performing schedule of solo, chamber, and concertmaster appearances.

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Tessa Lark


Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of her time.  A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky.

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Nicholas Cords


For more than two decades, omnivorous violist Nicholas Cords has been on the front line of a growing constellation of projects as performer, educator, and cultural advocate.

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Edward Arron


Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. (PHOTO CREDIT: Hak-Soo Kim)

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