On Sunday, April 16, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY’s 37th season opens with a performance by the Telegraph Quartet at a new host venue for the concert series: the First Presbyterian Church at 96 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Admission is by donation at the door; the suggested donation is $12 per person, $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13. Cash or check only; no advance sales. Reservations are encouraged, walk-ups welcome. Masks are recommended. Contact FOMAdmin@friendsmusic.org or (518) 918-8003 to reserve your space.

The Telegraph Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello) will perform a dynamic selection of standard chamber music repertoire and contemporary work spanning three centuries, featuring compositions by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Gabriela Lena Frank. Founded in 2013, the Telegraph Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet has performed in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions across the United States and abroad, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. The Quartet is currently on the chamber music faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the Quartet-in-Residence.

Friends of Music of Stamford, NY presents nine performances each season. Concerts start at 3PM on the 3rd Sunday of each month from April through November; the Holiday Concert is on the 1st Sunday of December. 

Friends of Music 2023 Season Schedule:

April 16: Telegraph Quartet

May 21: Pegasus: The Orchestra (Eiko Kano, violin; Karen Hakobyan, piano;

and guest artist Sergey Antonov, cello)

June 18: Andreas Klein, piano

July 16: Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

August 20: Fenimore Chamber Orchestra

September 17: Wynona Wang, piano & Reed Tetzloff, piano

October 15: Delphi Trio

November 19: Benedict Kloeckner, cello & Danae Doerken, piano

December 3: Holiday Concert: Idith Korman, piano