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    Welcome to the “hidden jewel” of Reading’s cultural life, our 70th season of chamber music concerts. The Friends of Chamber Music of Reading seeks to foster chamber music of the highest caliber, and to make these achievements of the human spirit accessible to persons young and old throughout the greater Reading community. As always, we will present our offerings at no charge to the public. We cannot do this without the support of our friends — we gratefully accept all donations.

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    The Amernet String Quartet with Matthew Bengtson, piano

    Misha Vitenson, violinAvi Nagin, violinMichael Klotz, violaJason Calloway, celloMatthew Bengtson, piano Friday evening, November 3, 2023 – 7:30 PM ProgramGeorge Walker: String Quartet No. 2Samuel Barber: String Quartet Op. 11Vittorio Giannini: Piano Quintet We are delighted to open the season…

  • Aeolus Quartet

    The Aeolus Quartet

    Nicholas Tavani, violinRachel Kitagawa Shapiro, violinCaitlin Lynch, violaJia Kim, cello Friday evening, January 19, 2024 – 7:30 PM ProgramPaul Wiancko: LIFTSchubert: String Quartet in G Major, D. 887 The Aeolus Quartet always enthralls the audience with an exciting program! For…

  • Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio

    The Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio

    Mark Kaplan, violinPeter Stumpf, celloYael Weiss, piano Friday evening, February 16, 2024 – 7:30 PM ProgramBrahms: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101Bohdana Frolyak: LamentoBeethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke” We present the Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio…

  • AYA Trio

    The AYA Piano Trio

    Angela Chan, violinAndres Sanches Linares, celloYing Li, piano Friday evening, March 8, 2024 – 7:30 PM ProgramMozart: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, KV 502Arno Babadjanian: Piano Trio in F-sharp MinorBrahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.…

  • Dali Quartet

    The Dalí Quartet

    Ari Isaacman-Beck, violinCarlos Rubio, violinAdriana Linares, violaJesus Morales, cello Friday evening, April 12, 2024 – 7:30 P.M. ProgramJuan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor – 1820-26Javier Alvarez: Metro Chabacano – 1988Sonia Morales: Divertimento Caribeño No. 3Beethoven:…

  • Brentano Quartet

    The Brentano String Quartet

    Mark Steinberg, violinSerena Canin, violinMisha Amory, violaNina Maria Lee, cellowith Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano Saturday evening, May 25, 2024 – 7:30 P.M. ProgramHaydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44,…

  • ensemble132


    Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. @ The WCR Center for the Arts Join us as we kick off our 70th season with ensemble132! We are so excited to present members of this roster-based chamber music collective for the…

  • Aeolus Quartet

    Aeolus Quartet

    with Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano Friday, November 4, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. @WCR Center for the Arts Aeolus Quartet with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute An audience favorite, the Aeolus Quartet returns for their 13th appearance on our series.  The Quartet is joined…

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    Brass Ensemble: “Out of Time”

    Friday, February 3, 2023 – 7:30 P.M. @ Memorial Chapel, Albright College Executive Director Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer, horn, joins esteemed brass colleagues Jeffrey Wohlbach and Hugh Williamson, trumpet; Daniel Neuenschwander, trombone; and Allen Frank, tuba, to take you on a musical…