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CMS Season 4: American Heartbeat

Saturday, February 18, 7:00pm

The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society presents American Heartbeat, Saturday, February 18th at 7:00pm featuring The Aeolus Quartet. 

The Aeolus Quartet featuring Caitlin Lynch, viola; Jia Kim, cello; and Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violins; will showcase influences in American music from American composers paired with Immigrant composers’ unforgettable storytelling in music! An intimate apres alternative, we hope you’ll make a night of it! The program will include: ​

  • Jesse Montgomery “Strum”
  • Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 2 II. Allegro molto capriccioso
  • Dvorak String Quartet No. 13 in G Major Op. 106 


About The Aeolus Quartet (Caitlin Lynch, viola; Jia Kim, cello; Nicholas Tavani & Rachel Shapiro, violins) 

With performances acclaimed for both “high-octane” excitement (Strad) and “dusky lyricism” (New York Times), the Aeolus Quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings “worthy of a major-league quartet” (Dallas Morning News). Formed in 2008, the Quartet is comprised of violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Caitlin Lynch, and cellist Jia Kim. Mark Satola of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, “The quartet has a rich and warm tone combined with precise ensemble playing (that managed also to come across as fluid and natural), and an impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn.” The Aeolus Quartet has performed in venues ranging from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, to Dupont Underground, a subterranean streetcar station in DC’s Dupont Circle. They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School and are currently Quartet-in-Residence at Musica Viva NY. For the full biography and more information on individual artists, click here. 


The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Drs. Leslie Abramson and Fred Rossman, Terrence Dwyer and Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer, Dean Goodermote and Diane Arnold, Thomas and Natalie Hubbs, The Merson Family / Edward Jones, Chris and Laura Ott, David and Barbara Siegel, the Stires-Stark Family Foundation, and Roger and Jill Witten. A special thank you to our media sponsor, Front Porch Forum. 

Chamber music is uniquely suited to the small, intimate audience experience that we have planned. If you’re unable to attend in-person, we plan to offer online streaming to supplement the very limited seating for live audiences and broaden the reach of the Chamber Music experience.

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