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The Masters featuring The Manhattan String Quartet

Saturday, October 29 | 7:30 p.m.

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msq-2-color-hi-rezHailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” the MANHATTAN STRING QUARTET is celebrating its 45th season. Well known for their performances of 20th-century “classics,” the Manhattan Quartet has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. After a series of concerts in Moscow and Leningrad in the fall of 1985, the Quartet became the first American classical ensemble to give a full tour of the Soviet Union under that era’s new cultural agreement. Their first sold-out series of performances in 1986 was followed by an equally successful tour in 1989. In 2005, the Quartet made its first tour of Asia and played to sold-out houses in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan. Notable among its many recordings is the complete cycle of 15 Shostakovich string quartets that TIME Magazine called “One of the most important musical events of 1991.”

The group has been Quartet-in-Residence at Colgate University since 1988 and has held similar posts at the Manhattan School of Music, Cornell University, Grinnell College, Western Connecticut State University, the Chamber Music Institute in Racine, Wisconsin, Connecticut’s Music Mountain Festival, and Michigan’s Interlochen National Music Camp (for 22 summers). Since 1989, the Quartet has hosted the KentMusic String Quartet Conference and, since 2001, annual European conferences for pre-professional and amateur players focusing on major works in the string quartet repertoire.

The Manhattan Quartet has established itself as an advocate of new music through the commission and performance of new works from composers, most recently including Laura Kaminsky (American Nocturne), Eric Moe (The Salt of Broken Tears), Craig Walsh (String Quartet), and Laurie Altman (Shirakawa River Song).

In 2011, in collaboration with the Sarajevo Academy of Music, the Manhattan Quartet established the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival. Centered on teaching, master classes and concerts, the Festival program endeavors to bring chamber music to the Bosnian people, to celebrate the Sarajevo Academy of Music’s accomplished faculty, and to give local music students the sense of Bosnia as a place where positive international attention, collaboration, and recognition are possible.

The Manhattan Quartet’s distinguished catalogue of recordings includes the complete Shostakovich quartets; Eric Moe’s The Salt of Broken Tears; Dvořák’s Quartet in G major, Op. 106; a Mozart/Beethoven pairing of live concert recordings; Schubert’s Quartets Nos. 14 & 15 (Death and the Maiden); Adagio for Strings, featuring Dvorak’s American Quartet; popular encores by Turina, Wolf, Puccini, Kern, Gershwin, and Barber; and Carl Maria von Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings with clarinetist Jon Manasse.

The Voice featuring soprano Amanda Frederick

Friday, November 11 | 7:30 p.m.

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Amanda1Soprano Amanda Frederick recently sang on the stage of the Met as a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions competition, following her first place prize in the Met’s Midwest Region competition. She was also recently awarded the Bob Baughman Award.  She has been a Young Artist with Sarasota Opera, the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, and the Aspen Opera, where she has performed roles such as Gilda in Rigoletto, the title role in Susannah, and Alice in Falstaff. Active as a concert performer, Amanda has performed as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. She has also recently sung the New York debut as Madame White Snake, and premiered a new musical called A Flash of Time at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Mrs. Frederick completed her master’s degree and artist certificate at the Kansas City Conservatory, following her undergraduate study at the University of Delaware. She is the head of voice faculty at Widener University and actively performs in operas and concerts throughout the country.

The Many Moods of Christmas featuring the
Choir of Pine Street Church

Sunday, December 18 | 11:00 a.m.

The Many Moods of Christmas

File May 30, 2 59 04 PMThe choir of Pine Street Presbyterian Church will present a very musical service of worship in which they will sing selections from Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas. A festive Christmas Tea will follow the service. All are welcome.

Christmas Eve from Around the World featuring the
Choir of Pine Street Church

Saturday, December 24 | 11:00 p.m.

The beautiful candlelight Christmas Eve service at Pine Street is always special. This year, the choir will sing selections which help us connect to all those celebrating Christmas from around the world. Most of the choral music will be a cappella, adding a special warmth to the night.

The Wind featuring The Manor Winds Quintet

Sunday, February 5 | 3:00 p.m.

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1Manor Winds is a talented new chamber ensemble comprised of five musicians who come together to rehearse in a loft space in their horn player’s historic manor in downtown Lancaster. While they love playing many works from the standard repertoire, the musicians of Manor Winds are equally passionate about new music. With many recently written pieces in their repertoire, they look to program new works and help to represent local composers in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Manor Winds wishes to share their love of music and collaboration with their surrounding community. The quintet consists of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn.

Lenten Recital Series

Tuesdays in Lent at 12:15 p.m., followed by a light lunch

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  • March 7 | Allison Hays, mezzo-soprano – Section Leader at Pine Street
  • March 14 | Students from Lebanon Valley College – Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor
  • March 21 | Timothy Lupia, tenor – Sacred Music Intern at Pine Street
  • March 28 | Carolann Schneiderhan, soprano – Executive Administrator at West Lawn United Methodist Church
  • April 4 | Anne Guenin, piano – Church Administrator, Pine Street

Mass in Time of War by Franz Joseph Haydn

featuring the combined choirs of

Pine Street Presbyterian, Market Square Presbyterian, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal

T. Herbert Dimmock, conductor
Brett A. Terry, organ soloist

Sunday, April 30 | 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s, 221 N. Front St.

The choirs of these three downtown churches will combine with orchestra to present Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, Mass in Time of War (also sometimes referred to as the Paukenmesse), and Pine Street’s Minister of Music & Worship, Brett Terry, will also play an organ concerto with orchestra on the program. It will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral. Free parking will be available in the PHFA garage. This is a ticketed event. More information will be available on purchasing tickets as the concert gets closer.


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