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Winter – Spring 2022

American String Quartet and Stephanie Blythe

American String Quartet with Stephanie Blythe

Violins, viola, cello, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
7:30 PM


Internationally recognized, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2019, and includes Peter Winograd (violin), Laurie Carney (violin), David Abshalomov (viola), and Wolfram Koessel (cello). The group’s presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire. Formed when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the ensemble won both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. The resident quartet at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974 and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York since 1984, the American String Quartet has also served as resident quartet at the Taos School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.


Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most critically acclaimed artists of her generation. She has sung in many of the renowned opera houses in the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Opéra National de Paris. She starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcasts of Orfeo ed Euridice, Il Trittico, Rodelinda, Cendrillon, and the complete Ring Cycle and also appeared in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic’s performance of Carousel and her acclaimed show, We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith. Ms. Blythe was named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year in 2009, received an Opera News Award in 2007 and won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award in 1999.


Check out more on the artists –

American String Quartet Official Website »

Stephanie Blythe Official Website »

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