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Hoch Chamber Music Series at Concordia Conservatory to Open with 'A Night of Reform & Revolution' October 29 PDF Print Email

By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory

Oct. 26, 2016:  Concordia Conservatory will present its opening concert of the 15th season of the Hoch Chamber Music Series with "A Night of Reform & Revolution" on October 29 at 7:00 pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.

The concert will feature the artistic director of the Hoch Series, Grammy Award-winning violist Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet.

He will be joined by violinist Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, cellists Paul Watkins, Allison Rowe, and Annette Espada, violist Kathryn Lockwood, clarinetist Alan Kay, and pianists Jon Klibonoff and Maria Ilic.

The concert includes chamber music works by Bach, Beethoven, Pärt, and Messiaen that reflect the theme of the concert.

There will be a pre-concert lecture, "More than Music," at 6:00 pm in Stein Hall that will feature a detailed study of the chamber music featured on the concert.

This concert is dedicated to our friend and visionary, Mary Hoch, who passed away suddenly in August of this year. Her influence on Concordia was extensive and profound.

Mary and Jim Hoch’s generosity and insight created what has become one of the true treasures of the community, the Hoch Chamber Music Series. Mary’s dedication to and love for all great music provided the engine to present some of the most accomplished performing artists from the worlds of classical music, opera, Broadway, and jazz for the past 15 years.

In her honor, we have established the Hoch Chamber Music Series Endowment to ensure great chamber music in perpetuity.

Lawrence Dutton has served as the artistic director of the Hoch Chamber Music Series for 14 years, transforming the series into a world-class chamber music series with an eclectic mix of repertoire and artists. Hailed as a “poet violist” (The New Yorker) and violist of the Emerson String Quartet for over three decades, Dutton has earned distinction performing more than 100 concerts each season throughout the United States and abroad. Dutton’s unparalleled list of achievements with the Quartet includes more than 30 acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy Awards and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time. Dutton is Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Tickets for the concert are $36 adult and $18 senior/child. Tickets for the pre-concert lecture are $12.

For information, call the Concordia Conservatory office at (914) 395-4507 or order tickets online at


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