Elegance and Beauty


To the Editor:

Yesterday, Sunday, September 22nd , I had the great pleasure of attending an extraordinary concert given by the Poulenc Trio, presented by the Newtown Friends of Music at Edmond Town Hall.

Beautiful Venetian music overflows at Newtown show

Music Review - The News-Times, Friday, April 11, 2003

by Jim Pegolotti - News-Times Music Critic

NEWTOWN - On Sunday afternoon the Quartetto di Venezia brought to a close the 25th year of concerts by the Newtown Friends of Music. Since Italy is the home of the greatest makers of string instruments, and since strings are the heart of chamber music performances, it was perfect planning to have string quartet from Italy conclude the anniversary year.

Silver Trumpets Regale Newtown Friends of Music

Review - The Newtown Bee - Friday, October 11, 2002

by Travilla M Deming

Silver trumpets, silver flugelhorns, golden trombones and French horn ushered in the Newtown Friends of Music opening concert of their twenty-fifth season. On October 6, the five members of the American Brass Quintet appeared on the stage of Edmond Town Hall in tuxedos to emphasize the celebratory event.

American Brass Quintet performs perfectly

Review - The News-Times - Friday, October 11, 2002

by James Pegolotti

With trumpet flourishes from the 17th century, the American Brass Quintet
led the Newtown Friends of Music into its 25th year on Sunday afternoon.
For two hours the Quintet proved the correctness of the words of Friends
president Ellen Parrella: that for a quarter century they have brought
to audiences "exquisite music, flawlessly performed."

The playing of the Quintet members proved to be flawless indeed - brisk

Amelia Piano Trio delights in Newtown


Violinist Anthea Kreston said: Piano Trio in E minor,
Op.90" by Antonin Dvorak (1854 - 1928) was fun to play.

By Jan Stribula
Special to the News-Times

The Newtown Friends of Music opened their 29th season with a delightful
recital last Sunday afternoon at the Edmond Town Hall. The Amelia Piano
Trio performed three pearls written by very popular composers for a nice
earful of chamber music.