A 7:30 pm performance is scheduled. If PA State social distancing requirements are lessened, there will be a full-length 7:30 pm performance only. If social distancing is still required, there will be two shorter performances at 3pm and 7:30 pm.
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Manhattan Chamber Players is a chamber music collective of young musicians, who have been awarded top prize winners from the Banff, Fischoff, Naumburg, Rubenstein, and Tchaikovsky competitions.
Praised by The New York Times for having “traversed the palette of emotions” with a “gorgeous tone and an edge of-seat intensity” and described by Diario de Menorcaas an “ideal performer” that offers “elegance, virtuosity, and great expressive power,” Spanish cellist Andrea Casarrubios has played extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. First Prize winner of numerous competitions and awards, Ms. Casarrubios is also a pianist and composer. Her recent album, Caminante, was released in 2019 on Odradek Records, and was chosen as one of the “Best 2019 Classical Music Albums” by Australia’s ABC Classic.
NYC-based violinist Brendan Speltz, second violinist of the world renowned Escher String Quartet, has toured the globe with groundbreaking ensembles such as Shuffle Concert, the Manhattan Chamber Players, A Far Cry, and the Harlem Quartet. As founder of FeltInFour Productions,Mr. Speltz has produced innovative concert events across the New York City area that have been described by The New Yorker as “Thrilling, poignant, unexpected, and utterly DIY.” Most recently, Mr. Speltz co-created a cross-disciplinary presentation of Steve Reich’s Different Trainswith aerial dance troupe ABCirque which was sponsored by Meyer Sound Labs. In NYC he has performed as guest with the New York New Music Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and as a founding member of the conductorless string orchestra Shattered Glass. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Speltz plays a 1925 Carl Becker violin.
Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming’s performances have been described by The Stradas “confident and expressive…playing with uncanny precision,” and lauded by Gramophone for their “superlative technical and artistic execution.” Strings Magazine said of a recent performance by Mr. Fleming: “With tender lyrical lines, the viola’s richness suited the music wonderfully…I wished I could put [him] on repeat.” Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and Festival Mozaic, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Formerly the violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, he has served as Artist-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received the National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award.He was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.