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Presenting the

Lark Quartet


Sept 20, 2015

3:00 PM at
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

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The Lark Quartet (left to right): Caroline Stinson, cello; Basia Danilow, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Deborah Buck, violin.

With energy, passionate commitment and artistry the Lark Quartet has delighted audiences since its inception in 1985. Performing in many of the world's great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, London's Wigmore Hall and L'Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, we are honored that our humble venue in Stamford could be included in such an amazing list. Delivering “a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance” (The Washington Post), the Lark has appeared at international festivals including Lockenhaus, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mostly Mozart, Istanbul Festival, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow.

The Lark Quartet has a distinguished tradition of working closely with the country’s most celebrated composers and commissioning new works, many of which have become mainstays of the chamber music repertoire. With a discography comprising more than a dozen CDs, the Lark has recorded for the Decca/Argo, Arabesque, Bridge, ERI, Endeavor, Koch, Point and New World labels. Lark Quartet: Composing America, comprising works by Adams, Bolcom, Moravec and Copland, was released on Bridge Records in 2014 to international acclaim. WQXR of New York City said of the Quartet’s recording An Exaltation of Larks: Music of Jennifer Higdon: “the strings soar as a single entity” and chose it as Album of the Week upon its release in March, 2013.

The Lark served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from 2004-08 and has performed and taught as part of residencies across the United States. The Lark Quartet members, Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violins, Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Caroline Stinson, cello, all live in the New York City area with their families. Happily, Basia Danilow reached out to Friends of Music through her knowledge of our community thanks to her family's tradition of vacationing in our beautiful mountains.

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A Special Note: Consider making this a full weekend of chamber music in the beautiful western Catskills! In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Season of our sister organization the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith, NY (where the Lark Quartet also performed some years ago) consider attending a performance by the Alexander String Quartet on Saturday, September 19th at 7PM. Visit for more details about the Saturday night concert.


September 20, 2015

Lark Quartet

Deborah Buck, violin
Basia Danilow, violin
Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Caroline Stinson, cello


Italian Serenade in G Major

Hugo Wolf


String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 Nr. 2

Capriccio - Adagio
Menuet Allegretto - Trio
Fuga a 4 soggetti - Allegro

Franz Josef Haydn

— Intermission —


String Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op. 132

Assai sostenuto - Allegro

Allegro, ma non tanto

Helliger Dakgesang eines Geneseenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart; Molto adagio - Neue Kraft Fuhlend; Andante - Molto Adagio - Andante - Molto Adagio; Mit innigster Empfindung

Alla Marcia, assai vivace - Piu allegro - Presto

Allegro appassionato - Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven

Admission is at the door by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. For complete details see our General Information page.

This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, Inc.

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Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire season possible.

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