Named for the celebrated family of English bowmakers, the Dodd String Quartet specializes in the repertoire from the remarkable century that saw the birth and flowering of the string quartet genre. The Quartet presents a program that spans the breadth of this repertoire, featuring both familiar composers--Haydn ("the father of the string quartet") and Mendelssohn (at the crossroads of the Classical and Romantic aesthetics), and lesser known--Franz Xaver Richter (the senior of the Mannheim School with it's unique pre-Viennese Classical flavor) and George Onslow (known in his time as the "French Beethoven").
"A Cabinet of Wonders" ~ Music inspired by Rembrandt's Kunst Caemer Inspired by Rembrandt's example of collecting beautiful and rare objects, Anima has gathered an assortment of remarkable pieces from Rembrandt’s home country of the Netherlands, as well as from Germany, Italy, England, and as far afield as Spain. Their program is classified variously as “artificialia” or works of human artifice, “naturalia” or works imitative of nature, and “antiquitates” or pieces based on historical forms of music.
East of the River is a new project conceived by internationally renowned recorder players Nina Stern and Daphna Mor. The project explores haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle east, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertory. The music is arranged and interpreted by musicians whose musical backgrounds include Classical, Jazz and World music. Their program will range from a medieval Armenian chant to 14th century Italian tunes to traditional Mecedonian music.