Photo credit: Mary Scripko
Avery Ensemble in Concert at Taft
Music for a While Continues Friday, January 6
Taft’s Music for a While concert series continues Friday, January 6 with a performance by Avery Ensemble in Walker Hall. The one-hour program begins at 7 pm; the concert is free and open to the public, no tickets are required.
Now in its seventeenth season, the Avery Ensemble is a piano quartet known for its commitment to new music. They are frequently joined by guest vocalists and instrumentalists, and are sought out for premiere recordings of music by many composers. Avery also excels in the historically informed performance of early music, and in February will launch a new CD of works by Biber, Schoenfield, and Creston, as well as Mozart's Quartet in G minor, K. 478, performed as would have been common in 1785, with harpsichord as the keyboard instrument.
Avery Ensemble is the first place winner of the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music Performance. The Ensemble was also the focus of an article in the Summer 2016 issue of Chamber Music America's Chamber Music Magazine. The group founded a non-profit organization called Avery Concerts, Inc., in 2008 with a mission to increase access to world-class chamber music. Non-profit activities have included Avery's free concert series at Trinity Episcopal Church in the inner city of Hartford, where Avery Concerts has also sponsored free string workshops for youth.
Learn more, and watch or listen to a performance by the Avery Ensemble here.