Concordia Chamber Players

Princeton Festival

June 4, 2021

This ensemble of virtuoso musicians wins plaudits from critics and ovations from audiences for its bold programs and incisive, emotionally charged playing. This year’s virtual program opens with a work of our time, then ranges through the Romantic and modern periods, with works by composers like Giacomo Puccini, Hugo Wolf, and Jean Françaix offering a variety of moods and styles sure to intrigue and delight. This video was created exclusively for The Princeton Festival.

Artistic Director and cellist Michelle Djokic is joined by violinist Jonathan Moerschel on viola, plus Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and Alexi Kenney on violin for this performance.

Program:

Source Code for String Quartet by Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)
Sonatine for Violin and Cello, H.80 by Arthur Honegger (1892 – 1955)
Crisentemi for String Quartet by Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
String Trio by Jean Françaix (1912 – 1997)
Serenade for String Quartet by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1903)
 
 

This film is free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

Filmed on location in Sand City, California.

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Filmed at Artyard in Frenchtown, NJ, we present a concert featuring musical selections that confirm and celebrate the relevance of the recent exhibition “Shelter Is,” which explored the issues of sanctuary and community through a variety of media. The concert includes pieces by Carlos Simon inspired by the gospel music that shaped his youth; a new composition, Mystery for solo cello (commissioned by Musaics of the Bay) by Milad Yousufi; Stravinsky’s Élégie for solo viola; an arrangement of Amazing Grace for solo violin; and works by J.S. Bach, Kodály, Mozart, Dohnányi, and Enescu. Artistic Director and cellist Michelle Djokic is joined by violinist Siwoo Kim, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt for this performance.

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About ArtYard

ArtYard is an interdisciplinary, alternative contemporary art center comprised of an exhibition space, theater, and residency program, dedicated to presenting transformative artwork, fostering unexpected collaborations, and incubating original new work. We are located in Frenchtown, New Jersey, an hour and ten minute drive from both NYC and Philadelphia. ArtYard is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

The “Shelter Is” exhibition brings together the work of nine artists whose practices consider the physical and psychological function of shelter, its construction, and its improvisational nature. The works on view also explore questions of who seeks shelter and for what reasons—political, socioeconomic, or environmental In its most basic form, the notion of shelter evokes four walls, a roof, and a floor. 

Sizes vary, as do the materials, location, and durability of the structure. Sometimes the shelter is made from scratch. Sometimes it is found. It may serve as a temporary refuge or as permanent residence. The works in this exhibition consider traditional models of shelter but also provide a lens in which the architecture of shelter can be extended beyond conventional perceptions of home, relief, and sanctuary.

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