Howland Chamber Music Circle Announces New Season

The 21st season of the Howland Chamber Music Circle gets under way Sept. 29. It will again feature four string quartets, beginning with the first appearance at the Howland Center of the Juilliard String Quartet.

The others will be the Daedalus, Voxare and Shanghai quartets, all well known and loved by the Circle’s audience. Two soloists will join the presentations, violinist Stefan Jackiw, with Gilles Vonsattel on the piano, and cellist Narak Hakhnazaryan with pianist Noreen Polera. The Gaudete Brass Quintet will play music spanning five centuries and Istanpitta: A Medieval Dance Band, members of Early Music New York, will perform on period instruments.

The Chamber Music Circle’s wintertime piano series, enthusiastically received by sold-out houses, will feature return engagements by Jonathan Biss, Jeremy Denk, Gilles Vonsattel and Frederic Chiu, who will be joined by Andrew Russo in a concert of works for two Pianos.

All performances take place at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, and are followed by a reception to meet the artists.

Adult series subscriptions of four to eight concerts are $110 to $185; the four-concert piano series is $105, three concerts for $80. Tickets to individual concerts are $30, and student tickets are $10. All series and ticket orders can be made through the Circle’s website:, or by writing to Howland Chamber Music Circle, P.O. Box 224, Chelsea, NY 12512-0224.

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