VIRTUAL Mini-Concert Season 


22 November, 2020 2:30pm – 29 November, 2020 2:30pm

All FREE concerts first air at 2:30 PM on date of concert through this website and then subsequently on request for a full week.

22 November, 2020

   Euclid Quartet

   performs Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor

24 January, 2021

   Neave Trio

   presents Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of

    Buenos Aires



    wind quintet performs its Voyager concert, 

    including music inspired by space travel and

    celestial bodies


21 March, 2021
Adrian Daurov 

   (slated to perform with Euclid Quartet in live             2020-21 CMSU series) plays Max Reger's Suite
   for Solo Cello, No. 2 in D Minor, inspired by JS           Bach's
 Suites for Solo Cello


   Berlin Counterpoint

   presents excerpts from Mozart's Quintet for             Piano and Winds, K.452, and Conesson's Techno     Parade for flute, clarinet and piano

16 May, 2021 

  Shanghai Quartet

   performs Puccini's "Chrysanthemums" and               Beethoven's Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2,
   one of the Razumovsky Quartets


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Resident String Quartet, Indiana University South Bend

Jameson Cooper, violin
Luis Enrique Vargas, viola

Brendan Shea, violin
Jacqueline Choi, cello



String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

    Animé et très décidé

    Assez vif et bien rhythmé

    Andantino, doucement expressif

    Très modéré; Très mouvementé et avec passion


Euclid Quartet Recordings: Afinat Records, ARTEK Recordings, Centaur Records

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DETAILED NOTES on this string quartet may be found by clicking on the Program Notes file at the top of this page.


Jameson Cooper, violin
Luis Enrique Vargas, viola

Brendan Shea, violin
Jacqueline Choi, cello


Celebrating its 21st anniversary season, the EUCLID QUARTET enjoys one of the most highly
regarded reputations of any chamber ensemble of its generation, with its members’ constituting a multinational mix representing four continents: violinist Jameson Cooper (Great Britain), violinist Brendan Shea (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela), cellist Jacqueline Choi (South Korea). Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie Hall to

school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet consistently performs to enthusiastic acclaim throughout the country.


Formed in Ohio in 1998, the Euclid Quartet takes its name from the famous Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, home to a wealth of renowned artistic and cultural institutions. Within three years, the ensemble was awarded the String Quartet Fellowship of the Aspen Music Festival, where it was invited to return for the subsequent summer’s concert season. The quartet was also invited to study with the Emerson String Quartet at the Carnegie Hall ProfessionalTraining Workshop.


Highlights of the Euclid Quartet’s career include significant global recognition as the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the prestigious Osaka International

Chamber Music Competition. Prior to its Japanese laurels, the quartet also won awards in

numerous United States competitions, including the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets, The Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs

Competition. In 2009, the Euclid Quartet was awarded the esteemed “American Masterpieces”

grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Euclid is a frequent guest ensemble at American and Canadian music festivals, among them

those of Aspen, Great Lakes, Kent/Blossom, Mostly Modern and Orford, while expanded programs have included collaborations with internationally renowned artists, including Adrian

Daurov, James Dunham, Gregory Fulkerson, Warren Jones, Paul Katz, Joseph Silverstein and

Alexander Toradze.

In 2007, the Euclid Quartet was appointed to the prestigious string quartet residency at

Indiana University South Bend, where its members teach private lessons and coach chamber

music. Passionately devoted to presenting the highest quality chamber music to young audiences, these seasoned teaching artists have performed for thousands and thousands of students and young adults, in part through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and collaborations with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and the Fischoff National Chamber

Music Association.

Active in the recording studio, the Euclid Quartet issued a pair of CDs, comprising the six string quartets of Béla Bartók on Artek Recordings. The American Record Guide raved about these discs, “rarely has a group found such meaning and vision.” Their debut CD, on Centaur records, features the first four quartets of Hugo Kauder, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria who fled to the United States in the 1940s; he defied the atonal trend of his generation with his

uniquely harmonic, contrapuntal style. The ensemble’s most recent CD, “American Quartets: Antonín Dvorák & Wynton Marsalis,” comprised of Dvorák’s String Quartet #12 (“American”)

and Marsalis’ At the Octoroon Balls - String Quartet #1, was released by Afinat Records in the

fall of 2017.




We are delighted to report that our lineup of groups previously engaged for 2020-21 have agreed to perform for us in 2021-22. Here they are, listed for you with the programs they propose to play. Dates of concerts will be included as they are determined.

Neave Trio

  21 November 2021

   “Her Voice”

      Farrenc: Piano Trio in E flat Major, Op. 33

       Beach: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 150
        Chaminade: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11
         Higdon: Piano Trio


  9 or 16 January 2022


    Reicha: Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2, Finale
      Beethoven: Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 4
       Eryilmaz: Raki Havasi
        Offenbach: Ballet of the Snowflakes from a Trip to the Moon

         Debussy: Clair de Lune

           Mellits: Apollo

Berlin Counterpoint
 12 February 2022

   “Fun, Mockery and Schadenfreude”
     Srauss, ˆDie FledermausˆOverture
      Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
        Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100

         Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major, Op. 16

          Strauss, Richard: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Euclid Quartet 

 with Adrian Daurov, cello

  20 March 2022

    Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

     Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. Posth. 163, D. 956

Shanghai Quartet
  24 April 2022

   “True Inspirations”
      Bartok: String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7

        Long: Song of the Ch'in

         Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27

All live concerts held on Sundays at 2:30 PM


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Sinnott Family Bank of Utica Auditorium

310 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13502

This concert series is made possible in part by
 the New York State Council on the Arts, with
  the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
   and the New York State Legislature.

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