December 2 & 3, 2023

Beloved familiar and new masterworks and artists blessed our souls in December with grand works by Bach and Dvořák as well as original works from Thurber and Lark.


Carmit Zori, Violin

Todd Phillips, Violin

Tessa Lark, Violin/Viola

Robert Rinehart, Viola

Julia Lichten, Cello

Tony Rymer, Cello

Michael Thurber, Double Bass


Dvořák, String Sextet in A major, Op. 48

Bach, Selections from Two-Part Inventions

Thurber/Lark, Original Works

Bach, (arr. R. Rinehart), Concerto a 7 for strings in D major, BWV 1061 (from Concerto for two harpsichords in C major)

Performing Musicians

Carmit Zori


Violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of 15 to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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Todd Phillips


Violinist Todd Phillips enjoys a varied career that harkens back to the traditions of previous generations of musicians who were in equal demand as soloist, chamber musician, orchestra leader/conductor, and teacher.

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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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Robert Rinehart


Robert Rinehart, who joined the New York Philharmonic’s viola section in 1992, is a familiar figure on the New York chamber-music scene.

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Julia Lichten


Cellist Julia Lichten is an active recitalist and enjoys a varied career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in the New York City area and beyond.

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Tony Rymer


An avid chamber musician, Cellist Tony Rymer began playing cello at age five, has performed major concerti to critical acclaim and has worked privately with Yo-Yo Ma.

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Michael Thurber

Double Bass

Acclaimed composer Michael Thurber’s musical career defies categorization, his musical journey has been remarkably singular.

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