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KCMF goes to Philadelphia!

Natalie Zhu and Friends will bring their extraordinary program of Barber, Beethoven and Brahms, featured at KCMF on August 2, to the Keneseth Israel Music Arts Series at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA  on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM. Violinists Ayano Ninomiya and Zachary DePue, violist Che-Hung Chen, cellist Clancy Newman, will join pianist Natalie Zhu to perform this critically acclaimed program featuring the Barber Adagio for Strings (original version), the Beethoven String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5; and the Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8. An optional 3-course dinner is available at 6 pm, but must be reserved by October 21. Please call 215-887-8700 or visit for tickets.

The Jasper String Quartet comes to Rhode Island.

KCMF will partner with the Jamestown Art Center to present a concert on Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm featuring the Jasper String Quartet.  Winners of Chamber Music America's prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper Quartet was graduate quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music from 2008 to 2010, and at Oberlin Conservatory from 2010-12. They now serve as the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University in Philadelphia, where they are the founders and artistic directors of Jasper Chamber Concerts. 

Originally formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2003, the Jasper Quartet swept through the competition circuit in 2008, winning the Grand Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, at the Coleman Competition, and at Chamber Music Yellow Springs; as well as the Silver Medal at the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions.  In 2010 they joined the roster at Astral Artists after winning that organization’s national auditions. 

The Jaspers have performed throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway and Panama.  We are delighted to present them here in Rhode Island, where they will perform a program featuring Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18; a quartet by Canadian composer Vivian Fung, and Schubert's much-loved Quartet No. 14 in D minor, "Death and the Maiden."

The concert will be held at the Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835.

Tickets are $35 with $15 tickets available for those under 30 years of age.  Please visit the Jamestown Arts Center website (external site) or call 401-560-0979 for tickets. Availability is limited, so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible.


Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 18!  That evening at 7:30 pm, KCMF will present a very special concert at the Music Mansion in Providence featuring  Artistic Director and pianist Natalie Zhu performing with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Elissa is known as one of the greatest violinists of her generation, and she has thrilled audiences all over the world with her “sparkling, sensual and personal” style of playing. 

Elissa will dedicate this concert to her late teacher, Aaron Rosand, known as one of the greatest violinists and teachers of the 20th century. . Rosand died earlier this year, at age 92, after an illustrious career as a performer and as a teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, where Ms. Koljonen was his student and protegee.

Natalie and Elissa will perform works including  Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Bach and Vitali Chaconnes, short pieces by Tchaikovsky,  and Ravel’s Tzigane.

Tickets will go on sale in March 2020, so please stay tuned for more information at that time.