Forest Hills Chamber Music Series

This 3-part chamber music series strives to highlight living Jewish composers through pairing their works with 18th and 19th-century masterworks of the same instrumentation. This series also hopes to reach audiences in the Forest Hills community that may not readily have access to live, top-quality chamber music.  The first concert is on November 17, and future concerts will be held on February 9 and May 3.

November 17, 2:00 p.m.

The Art of the String Trio

This first concert will explore the art of the string trio, a not-so-often used genre of chamber music, first brought to the fore by Mozart and Beethoven. With one fewer violin than the standard string quartet, string trios are characterized by their more intimate feel, while also leaving room for virtuosic and soloistic playing among all three instruments. The composer in focus will be Gilad Hochman, a prominent Jewish-Israeli composer currently residing in Berlin. His string trio “Brief Memories” was composed in 2004, and he has kindly written a few words about the piece, which will be read before its performance.  The program will also include works by Francaix and Beethoven.

The cost of this program is $18 per person.  Children 13 and under are free.  Online registration is available until November 16 by clicking here.  Payment will be accepted at the door.

Program: Performers:  
-Jean Francaix: String trio in C
-Gilad Hochman: “Brief Memories” for String Trio (composed in 2004)
Brief Intermission
-Ludwig van Beethoven: String trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3
Ruben Rengel, Violin
(winner of the 2018 Sphinx Competition)
Tanner Menees, Viola
(alumnus of the Marlboro Music Festival)
Ari Evan, Cello
(current fellow of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect)