Friends of Music series to feature quartet

The Attacca Quartet

Friends of Music of Stamford NY will present the third performance of the 33rd season, featuring the Attacca Quartet, at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16.

The group, Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga on violin, Nathan Schram on viola, and Andrew Yee on cello, will play works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Caroline Shaw and Franz Schubert.

The four musicians formed the Attacca Quartet at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

From 2011 to 2013, the group served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet and was selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the 2014-15 season. The group serves as the Ensemble-in-Residence at the School of Music at Texas State University.

The Attacca Quartet recently completed a recording project of Haydn’s masterwork “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.” The group’s next recording project will feature string quartet works of Caroline Shaw, according to a media release.

Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, $6 for seniors and students, and no charge for children younger than 13. Cash or check will be accepted. No advance ticket sales or reservations will be taken.

Complimentary refreshments will be served after the concert.

Friends of Music’s 33rd season continues on the third Sunday of every month with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble on July 21, Piazzolla: Neave Trio and Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano, on Aug. 18; Pegasus: The Orchestra (a contemporary orchestra project) on Sept. 15; Rachel Lee Priday, violin, and Marija Stroke, piano, on Oct. 20; Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone, and Spencer Myer, piano, on Nov. 17, followed by a free concert on Dec. 1. 

Performances are held at the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main St.

The church is handicapped-accessible.

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