By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory
Sept. 21, 2023: To open the Hoch Chamber Music Series’ 20th season, Concordia Conservatory presents the Emerson String Quartet Final Bow concert on September 23 at 6 pm at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road.
For more than four decades, the Emerson String Quartet, named “America’s greatest quartet” by Time Magazine, has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles.
Since its start in 1976, the Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honored with a variety of esteemed awards including nine GRAMMYs® (two of which were for Best Classical Album) the Avery Fisher Prize, three Gramophone Awards, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award.
The Quartet, which takes its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, balances busy performing careers with a commitment to teaching, and serves as Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University.
This Westchester County concert, at Concordia Conservatory, is one of the final performances and last opportunities to see the Emerson’s during their Farewell Season, which has included performances in major concert halls across the United States and Europe.
Their closing concert will take place at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 22 and is already sold out.
Lawrence Dutton, the Emerson’s violist, has served as Artistic Director of Concordia Conservatory’s Hoch Chamber Music Series for 20 years, creating a world-class chamber music series with an eclectic mix of repertoire and artists.
This performance marks the Emerson’s fifth appearance on the Hoch Series. Building on this commitment and to captivate a new generation of chamber music enthusiasts, the Conservatory is inviting 100 area high school string students to attend the concert free of charge.
To help our audiences engage more deeply with chamber music, the Conservatory is hosting a pre-concert lecture at the Bronxville Public Library at 5:15 pm. The lecture will feature Ed Lovett of the New York Philharmonic. It is free and open to the public.
Tickets are $75 adults and $37.50 for senior and children and can be purchased at www.concordiaconservatory.org or by calling 914-395-4507.
The Final Bow committee for this momentous concert includes: Claudia & Rodolpho Amboss, Anne & Pete Angevine, Margie Ball & Peter Stace, Cynthia & Brian Beglin, Priscilla & Andy Bender, Jane & Jack Bierwirth, Barbara & Ralph Binder, Marie & Paul Boardman, Julia Golier & Bill Bornmann, Janet & David Brashear, Katie & William Casperson, Linda & Jack Cioffi, Kate Cordsen & Denis O’Leary, Ann & Rupert Cox, Betty Crowley, Victoria d’Angio, Thatcher Drew, Randy & Corky Frost, Zlata & Greg Gleason, Hillary & Sean Grogan, Stella Guarnieri & Jim Lombardi, Jean Hanson, Jim Hoch & AnaMaria Olivo, Janet Hoover, Marie & Eric Jensen, Megan Moore Kau, Lisa Kunstadter & Nick Stephens, Julie & Dan Latham, Marlene Lee & Paulo Carniero, Ana Kraecic & George Lekovic, Janet & Ben Lentz, Barbara Camp & David Linville, Erin & Ed Lovett, Susan Holsonbake & James Lowe, Araxi & Bill Macaulay, Mary & Stuart Mackintosh, Sandra & Rick Marr, Mary Marvin, Maureen & Dee McAllister, Julie McNally Daher, Sally McNally, Simoni & Mauricio Morato, Carolyn & Don Moriarty, Lana & Kevin Phillips, Sue & Gene Piper, Anne Prost & Olivier Robert, Sally & Drew Quale, Renee & John Redmond, Amanda & Roberto Ricciarini, Michele & Jeff Rohr, Liane & Ron Romaine, Diane & Tom Romo, Sandra & Peter Schubert, Erin & Andreas Seuffert, Carol & Robert Shepard, Laurie & Hoke Slaughter, Irena & Bruce Stern, Trish & Brian Toolan, Judy & George Unis, Ruth Walter, Tania Wilk & Alan Weiss, Jessica Atrio & Jason Wooten, Elizabeth & Robert Yienger.
Concordia Conservatory’s mission is to inspire, instruct, and enrich lives through music by offering excellence in education and performance
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art
171 White Plains Rd
99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708