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Ciompi Presents: Invention and Discovery

Caroline Stinson
Thursday, June 02, 2022
7:00 pm

The first concert of the Ciompi Presents 2022 Summer Chamber Music Series is presented by Caroline Stinson, cellist, performing with the Lydian String Quartet. The program, titled Invention and Discovery, includes Andrew Waggoner's fifth quartet, Invention and Sinfonia by John Harbison, a quintet based on a theme by Shakespeare, and the great Schubert Cello Quintet - three works that open vast, immersive vistas of sound. Enhanced Musical Reality, no goggles needed.

John Harbison: Invention on a Theme of Shakespeare for solo cello and string quartet
Andrew Waggoner: Fifth Quartet (commissioned for the Lydian by the Fromm Foundation)
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D.956

PLEASE NOTE: this concert takes place at Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, 927 West Trinity Ave, Durham, NC.

Admission (for this concert only) is free.
A non-perishable food item for the Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church's food pantry is requested.

Caroline Stinson is cellist with the Ciompi String Quartet and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University. Ms. Stinson performs widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, appearing at Zankel Hall (Carnegie), The Gardner Museum (Boston) and The Smithsonian (DC); the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe, and the Centennial Centre in Canada. She is Principal Cello of the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut, under the direction of Michael Stern, and performs regularly in Canada and Europe in recital. Ms. Stinson has premiered dozens of works for solo cello, concerti and chamber music, and her many recordings include the solo CD Lines on Albany Records.

From its beginning in 1980, the Lydian String Quartet (Andrea Segar and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello) has been acclaimed by audiences and critics across the USA and abroad for embracing the full range of the string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity, and dedication to the highest artistic ideals of music making. In its formative years, the quartet studied repertoire with Robert Koff, a founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet who had joined the Brandeis University faculty in 1958. Forging a personality of their own, the Lydians were awarded top prizes in international string quartet competitions, including Evian, Portsmouth and Banff, culminating in 1984 with the Naumburg Award for Chamber Music.