Local musicians to perform at ‘String Fest’

Are stringed instruments music to your ears? Then join the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony for a “String Fest,” an event offering two quintets and a sextet, at their concerts on March 3 and 4.

“Our strings have not had an entire concert to themselves for a very long time,” said Chamber Players cellist Daniel Miller. “And we are thrilled that cellist Caroline Stinson and violist Vincent Lionti will be our guest artists, joining us to play quintets by Boccherini and Mendelssohn, and a sextet by Tchaikovsky.”

Cellist Caroline Stinson has played in Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Alice Tully Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, and at the Gardner and Smithsonian Museums. She has also performed dozens of premieres in North America and in Europe.

Violist Vincent Lionti is currently in his 26th year as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. From 1983 to 1987 Mr. Lionti was a member of the Detroit Symphony. He has been Guest Principal Viola for the Indianapolis, New Jersey, and American Symphony orchestras as well as the Santa Fe Opera. He is the conductor of the Westchester County Youth Orchestra and of the New York University School of Music Orchestra.

Composer Luigi Boccherini’s String Quintet in E major, Op.11, No.5, programmed for March, remains his most famous work and has been arranged for choir, various instruments, and a movie. Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quintet in A major, Op.18, No. 1 was written in 1826. He scored it for two violas, as it will be played at these concerts.

Completing the concert will be The String Sextet in D mInor, Souvenir de Florence by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Sunday, March 3 concert will be at 4 p.m. at the Round Hill Community Church. Monday evening’s concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. At each concert The Chamber Players invite the audience to share time with the musicians for a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.For more details, call 203-622-6611 or visit greenwichsym.org/chamberplayers

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