On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, for an intimate afternoon of music, the renowned Cassatt String Quartet returns to the Bethany Arts Community.

The Cassatt String Quartet

Photo: Cassatt String Quartet (L-R) Muneko Otani, Rosemary Nelis, Gwen Krosnick, Jennifer Leshnower
Photo: Cassatt String Quartet (L-R) Muneko Otani, Rosemary Nelis, Gwen Krosnick, Jennifer Leshnower

For an intimate afternoon of music, the renowned Cassatt String Quartet returns to the Bethany Arts Community. Music by Florence Price and Dorothy Rudd Moore, two Black American pioneers, will be performed alongside Mozart’s final string quartet on the program.

Dorothy Rudd Moore and Florence Price

Dorothy Rudd Moore and Florence Price were both groundbreaking musicians. Price was the first African-American woman to have a major orchestra perform her music. Moore taught at New York University and was a co-founder of the Society of Black Composers. She lived in New York City until her death last year. There’s been a fresh, recent renaissance of interest in the works of the two composers.

Experience these musical discoveries alongside Mozart’s exquisite melodies when you visit.

The Location, the Date and the Time of the Bethany Arts Community Concert

On May 13, 2023, the concert at Bethany Arts Community will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. A Wine & Cheese Art Reception with the artists is open to the public at 4 p.m. The show will start at 5pm. Tickets are $30 for regular admission, $25 for senior, and $10 for students. Buy tickets now on the Bethany Arts Community official website.

Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Road
Ossining, NY 10562

The CSQ’s Acclaim

The Cassatt String Quartet has performed to critical acclaim all over the world, from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Beijing’s Central Conservatory, and has been hailed by The New York Times for its beautiful performances. The quartet was formed in 1985 and has released over forty albums, three of which were named in The New Yorker Magazine’s “10 Best Classical Recordings”. The American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt is the inspiration for the CSQ’s name.

The CSQ’s Personnel

Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower are the group’s violinists, Rosemary Nelis is the quartet’s violist, with cellist Gwen Krosnick completing the lineup.

The Bethany Arts Community Concert

The New York State Council on the Arts, with assistance from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, makes the Bethany Arts Community Concert possible.

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