august, 2021

19aug7:30 pmSeal Bay Festival: Cassatt String Quartet (in person)7:30 pm EST

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Join us in welcoming the acclaimed Cassatt String Quartet to Mechanics’ Hall.

A beloved and regular participant of the Seal Bay Festival, the acclaimed Cassatt String Quartet is participating in the 18th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music. The repertoire, supporting Seal Bay Festival’s mission of making American chamber music a living experience, will include works by leading American composers Victoria Bond, Shirish Korde, Andy Teirstein, and Sato Matsui.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and members of Mechanics’ Hall. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite here.  

Cassatt String Quartet Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the New York City-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout the world, with appearances at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York; Tanglewood Music Theater; the Kennedy Center,Washington, DC; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris; Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City; Maeda Hall, Tokyo; and Beijing Central Conservatory. At the Library of  Congress, the Cassatt performed on the library’s matched quartet of Stradivarius instruments. Esteemed music critic Alex Ross named The Cassatt three times to his “10 Best Classical Recordings” in The New Yorker, and the ensemble has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today,” Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR and WNYC, on Canada’s CBC Radio, and on Radio France.  

The Cassatt’s numerous awards are from the National Endowment for the Arts, the USArtists International, Chamber Music America, CMA/ASCAP, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Meet the Composer, and the Amphion, Copland, Fromm and Alice M. Ditson Music Foundations. Since 1995, the ensemble has been on the  performing artist roster for the New York State Council on the Arts.  

Named for the celebrated impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, the quartet consists of Muneko Otani, violin; Jennifer Leshnower, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; and Elizabeth Anderson, cello. 

Membership with Mechanics’ Hall is free for students and starts at just $50 a year for individual memberships, which includes use of the library, free and discounted access to programs, and much more. Consider becoming a member today and helping to support programs like this.


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