Reviews

Three French Quartets, Played By Four French Masters


NEWTOWN BEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

Concert Review

By Wendy Wipprecht

Newtown Friends of Music brought its thirty-second season to an elegant close with a concert by the Quatuor Parisii at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, April 11.

The quartet, whose members are Arnaud Vallin (first violin), Jean-Michel Berrette (second violin), Dominique Lobet (viola), and Jean-Philippe Martignoni (cello) presented a program of string quartets written in France at the end of the 19th Century.

A Concert of Discoveries, Rarities, And A Debut


NEWTOWN BEE, Friday, March 19, 2010

Concert Review

By Wendy Wipprecht

The most recent concert sponsored by Newtown Friends of Music, which took place on Sunday, March 14, at Edmond Town Hall, was an occasion marked by discoveries, rarities, surprises, and a debut. In this performance, the violist Jennifer Stumm and the pianist Tom Poster (who was making his American performance debut) played a number of works written for, or transcribed for, viola and piano.

Paris Piano Trio gives compelling, passionate recital


NEWS-TIMES, Friday, February 19, 2010

Music Review

By Jan Stribula
Contributing Writer

Newtown Friends of Music presented the Paris Piano Trio, which performed three vintage pieces with compelling virtuosity at Edmond Town Hall last Sunday.

Talich String Quartet: Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts


NEWTOWN BEE, Friday December 4, 2009

Concert Review

By Wendy Wipprecht

Last Sunday, November 22nd, at Edmond Town Hall, Newtown Friends of Music presented the second concert of its 2009-2010 season, a performance by the Talich String Quartet.

Talich quartet plays with cohesion, passion



NEWS-TIMES, Thursday, November 26, 2009

Music Review

By Jan Stribula
Contributing Writer

Newtown - Leaving their home in the Czech Republic to perform around the world is nothing new to members of the Talich String Quartet.

They’ve played together since the group was founded in Prague in 1964 and are coming to the end of their current tour. They gave a superb demonstration of why they are so highly regarded in a recital Sunday for Newtown Friends of Music.

Rearranged gems sparkle at piano recital in Newtown


NEWS-TIMES, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009

Music Review

By Jan Stribula
Contributing Writer

NEWTOWN--Gifted young Daria Rabotkina gave glittering renditions of many familiar works transcribed for piano in her Sunday recital earlier this month at Edmond Town Hall.

Everyone was warmly welcomed in from a chilly autumn afternoon by a chamber ensemble playing in the lobby and Newtown Friends of Music President Ellen Parrella on the stage.

Trio Solisti sparkles in Newtown recital


NEWS-TIMES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012

Concert Review

By Jan Stribula

Chamber music presented by Newtown Friends of Music rarely delivers the visceral satisfaction provided by Trio Solisti. In its dazzling recital at Edmond Town Hall last Sunday, Trio Solisti got the audience to sit up and pay attention, perking up everyone's ears with its bold interpretations of familiar classics and introducing some refreshing new material.

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