The Valley Concert Society is delighted to present a piano quartet from the Manhattan
Chamber Players at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, March 13, at 7:30
The Manhattan Chamber Players is a collective of musicians based in New York City,
very much like Vetta Chamber Music in Vancouver. Violist Luke Fleming is their
Founding Artistic Director.
Four members of that collective will present an evening of gorgeous music from
Romantic-Era composers Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak. Pianist Adam Golka,
violinist Francesca dePasquale and cellist Andrea Casarrubios will join Fleming in this
Golka and dePasquale will open the concert with Dvorak’s divine Romance for piano and
violin. The other two musicians will join them in the beautiful but intense Piano Quartet
No. 3 in C minor by Johannes Brahms. The second half of the program will be given over
to Dvorak’s sunny and gorgeously tuneful Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major.
The players are all musicians of the highest calibre. Pianist Adam Golka performed all 32
of Beethoven’s piano sonatas by age 18 and has studied with such legends as Alfred
Brendel and Sir Andras Schiff.
Besides founding this organization, Luke Fleming initiated a Chamber Music Festival in
his hometown of New Orlcans. He won first prize at the Osaka International Chamber
Music Competition as part of the acclaimed Attacca Quartet.
Violinist Francesca dePasquale toured Spain at age 9 with the Main Line Chamber
Orchestra before going on to a career performing with prominent musicians such as Paul
Coletti and Itzhak Perlman.
Cellist Andrea Casarrubios is a first-prize winner in both cello and piano competitions.
This multi-talented musician is also a composer of numerous works including Maktub for
three cellos which was premiered at the VI Festival Luigi Boccherini.
There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:50 p.m. with Luke Fleming taking part.
Tickets for this concert are available on the society’s website
www.valleyconcertsociety.com at $28 for adults and $15 for students. For more
information call 604-289-3377.