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This exciting new season features award-winning performers, some new discoveries and exciting special events. 

Concerts are supported in part by:

Concordia Chamberfest 2021

Tickets will also be available at the door.

We will be offering online access to ChamberFest. Broadcast will air one week following the live concert, on September 25, 2021 @ 3pm.

A password will be emailed to digital subscribers to gain access prior to the concert broadcast. Concerts will air one week after the live event and will remain on our website throughout the season. Online access to the concerts will be available at no extra cost to all in-person ticket holders.

Premieres Online:
Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 3 PM

ChamberFest 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021
7:00 PM 

Free Open Rehearsal – Friday, September 17
3:00 – 4:30 PM

On September 18th we present ChamberFest 2021 where we will find ourselves at Glen Oaks Farm for the unveiling of the World Premier of Clouds of Gill by Paul Wiancko (paulwiancko.com). Commissioned by Concordia and fashioned on cloud spotting, this uplifting and inspired composition is written for clarinet, violin, and cello. We are so proud and excited to welcome a new chamber work into the world! Also featured on the program will be a string trio by French composer, Jean Cras who found his inspiration from regions visited during his career as a naval officer, capturing the spirit of Celtic fiddling, the exoticism of the West Indies and Senegal, and the jazz harmonies of the Americas. The program will also feature another of my favorite compositions by Paul Wiancko entitled American Haiku for viola and cello. 

Sponsored in part by:

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Program:

American Haiku Duo for viola and cello — Paul Wiancko
String Trio — Jean Cras
A World Premier Concordia Commission:
Clouds of Gill – Trio for clarinet, violin and cello — Paul Wiancko

Artists:

Jesse Mills – violin

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm

6871 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18938

Tickets will also be available at the door.

November 14, 2021

3:00 PM

On November 14th we will be performing at the acoustically welcoming Trinity Episcopal Church. This program has the harp strongly featured throughout. The program will be Lou Harrsion’s Duo for cello and harp, Henriette Renié’s Trio for harp, violin, and cello and the Jacques Ibert Trio for the same instrumentation. 

Playing harp will be the prize-winning Juilliard Masters Candidate Adam Phan who is quickly becoming one of the bright young stars of the harp world. 

For the first time we introduce dance into one of our chamber concerts with dancers Antoine Hunter and Zahna Simon. Zahna and Antoine come to us from the Urban Jazz Dance Company, California’s only Black Deaf-led professional dance company. 

Joining us for this inspired program will be Siwoo Kim on violin and Michelle Djokic on cello.

Program:

Suite for cello and harp — Lou Harrison
Trio for violin, cello and harp — Henriette Renié
Trio for violin, cello and harp — Jacques Ibert

Artists:

Adam Phan – harp
Siwoo Kim – violin
Michelle Djokic – cello
Antoine Hunter – dancer
Zahna Simon – dancer

Trinity Church, Solebury

6587 Upper York Rd, Solebury, PA 18963

Free Open Rehearsal

Saturday, November 13 @ 3 PM

Trinity Church, Solebury
6587 Upper York Rd, Solebury, Pennsylvania

Tickets will also be available at the door.

March 6, 2022

3:00 PM

Caroline Shaw has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition

All living female composers will be featured. 

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a carefully crafted program of compositions for string quartet by some amazing female composers, including Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, Lisa Bielawa’s Trojan Women – Hecuba and Cassandra, Jennifer Higdon’s Quiet Art from Impressions for string quartet, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas. The music is just as amazing as the ladies performing: Gabriela Diaz – violin, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu – violin, Ayane Kozasa – viola, and Michelle Djokic – cello.

Program:

Entr’acte — Caroline Shaw 
Trojan Women – Hecuba and Cassandra — Lisa Bielawa
Quiet Art from Impressions for string quartet — Jennifer Higdon
Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout — Gabriela Lena Frank

Artists:

Gabriela Diaz – violin
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu – violin
Ayane Kozasa – viola
Michelle Djokic – cello

Trinity Church, Solebury

6587 Upper York Rd, Solebury, PA 18963

Free Open Rehearsal

Saturday, March 5th from 3–5 PM

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

April 24, 2022

3:00 PM

Seven Pillars has been nominated for two GRAMMY® awards – Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance & Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Seven Pillars by Andy Akiho.

WARNING: This performance features strobe lights, and could potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

We close out the season with Seven Pillars by Andy Akiho. Described as “trailblazing” by the LA Times, composer Andy Akiho brings rhythmic nuance and complexity to his compositions that I find both intoxicating and irresistible. The first-rate percussion ensemble, Sandbox, comes to us from Brooklyn to reveal this awesome work and share their supernatural powers in all that is percussion.

Fun fact: Andy composed Pillar II while staying at Cradle Valley Farm in Solebury! 

Program:

The Seven Pillars — Andy Akiho

The Solebury School - Performing Arts Center

6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope, PA

Free Open Rehearsal

Saturday, April 23 @ 4-5 PM

The Solebury School
6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope, PA

June 10, 2022

7:00 PM

Concordia SummerFest 2022

Sam Reider & The Human Hands

“modern folk music with saxophone and accordion.”

— The New York Times 

Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation, and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines magazine dubbed a “mash-up of the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France, and the Punch Brothers.” The New York Times calls it “modern folk music with saxophone and accordion.”  

The Human Hands got their start playing regular late night sessions at well-known dives and venues like Brooklyn’s Barbès and Sunny’s, and Manhattan’s Rockwood Music Hall. The group has evolved into a 21st-century folk music orchestra featuring a rotating cast of some of the brightest names in jazz, bluegrass, classical, and world music.

Sam Reider & The Human Hands will delight and entertain us with their unique style of modern folk music which draws inspiration from sources ranging from Woody Guthrie to George Gershwin to Ennio Morricone. Sam will be joined by Eddie Barbash on sax and Roy Williams on guitar.

This wonderful evening includes a short welcoming reception with nibbles and spirits, followed by a lively performance by Sam Reider & The Human Hands and, finally, a fabulous dinner feast! All in the tranquil and bucolic setting of Cradle Valley Farm.

Program:

Ritornello 2.sq.2.j.a. — Caroline Shaw 
Trojan Women – Hecuba and Cassandra — Lisa Bielawa
Quiet Art from Impressions for string quartet — Jennifer Higdon
Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout — Gabriela Lena Frank

Artists:

Sam Reider  & The Human Hands 

Cradle Valley Farm, New Hope, PA

6454 Meetinghouse Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938

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