Performance: Manhattan Chamber Players
Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
On Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., the Manhattan Chamber Players will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, and Bruch at the Library. Formed in 2015, MCP is comprised of an impressive roster of musicians who are former students of the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School, Colburn School, New England Conservatory, and Yale School of Music. These New York-based musicians share the common aim of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire at the highest level. At the core of MCP’s inspiration is its members’ joy in playing this richly varied repertoire with longtime friends and colleagues, with whom they have been performing since they were students. While all its members have independent careers as soloists and chamber musicians, they strive for every opportunity to come together and again share in this special collaboration, creating “a mellifluous blend of vigorous intensity and dramatic import, performed with enthusiasm, technical facility and impressive balance, relishing distinctions…a winning performance.” (Classical Source) Please register here for this free concert.
Performing at the Library will be MCP’s Artistic Director and founder Luke Fleming, who holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School. A violist, Mr. Fleming was formerly with the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet and has been lauded by Gramophone for his “superlative technical and artistic execution.” Mr. Fleming will be playing with pianist David Fung, praised in The Washington Post for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances, who garnered international attention as a winner in two major international piano competitions; Mark Dover, clarinetist of Imani Winds, North America’s premier wind quintet; and Brook Speltz, cellist of the internationally-renowned Escher String Quartet, an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and First Prize winner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition.
Registration is closed for this event.