Listen Closely is a new chamber music initiative in Inwood, now completing its fourth season of concerts at Holy Trinity Church. Co-directed by Holy Trinity member and cellist James Waldo and local violist and educator Rose Hashimoto, the project is a growing coalition of chamber musicians living uptown, dedicated to sharing quality chamber music with the neighborhood.
The name reflects the craft; as musicians, we are all about full-hearted listening to one another and sharing intimate and memorable musical experiences with others through live performance. Additionally, we are listening closely to the pulse of our community to discover where and how our music is needed most. Our hope is to create new and befriend existing music-lovers of our neighborhood, and to do our part in developing a strong and vibrant local chamber music scene. We believe that classical music can be a powerfully positive presence in a community, and we hope to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood by providing affordable and convenient access to live performances, as well as sparking new romances between uptown locals and live chamber music. We hope you’ll join us in the warm community setting of Holy Trinity Church for an evening of music in the acoustically resonant sanctuary.
Featuring music by J.S. Bach, Johann Goldberg, Antonin Dvorak, Caroline Shaw, Doug Balliett, and the world premiere of The Gray Wolf, a new quintet by Ayumi Okada. Karen Dekker and Alex Fortes, violins, Alyona Aksyonova, piano, Rose Hashimoto, viola, and James Waldo, cello.
June 3, 8 pm: The Ulysses String Quartet
Tina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt, violins, Colin Brookes, viola, Grace Ho, cello
Featuring music by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich.