Concordia Season To Conclude With Schumann Masterpiece

A dramatic musical study in contrast will be presented by the Concordia Chamber Players in its final concert of the season on Sunday, April 1 at 3:00 PM at the Stephen Buck Theater in New Hope.

The New Hope area premier of Richard Danielpour’s delicate and melancholic “A Child’s Reliquary” will feature Concordia newcomer, pianist, Jon Klibonoff and long-time favorite Carmit Zori, violinist joined by James Wilson on the cello. Klibonoff’s recent CD recordings of the Brahms Piano Trios and music of Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec have won him wide acclaim. The stirring music relates the tragic death of a child in this heartbreaking composition by the father.

Danielpour’s subtle darkness is sharply contrasted by Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major with its magnificently sweeping momentum. It is a work inspired by a man who has at last achieved the love of his life and is inspired to attain unprecedented creativity. Robert Rinehart, Principal Violist for the New York Philharmonic will accompany pianist, Klibonoff, Carmit Zori and James Wilson in this magnificent work.

Max Bruch’s “Three Pieces, Opus 83 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano will open the concert. Clarinetist, Alan Kay returns to Concordia after a long absence. Mr. Kay is the Principal Clarinetist for New York’s Riverside Symphony and is the recipient of the C.D. Jakcson Award at Tanglewood. The unusual combination of these three instruments presents a romantic style with bright melodies and harmony.

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Tickets for the Concordia Chamber Players are $25 and can be purchased on line at or by calling 215-297-5972. Children under twelve years of age are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult

By Roy Ziegler

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