9TH STREET CHAMBER MUSIC, LLC
Whispers of the solsticE
Celebrating winter's stillness through
music, poetry & visual art
December 20, 2023 7:30 PM
St. George's Episcopal Church
9th Street Quartet will perform works that invite listeners into the stillness of winter, interspersed with readings of contemplative poetry and prose, all supplemented by a digital booklet filled with fine art and photography. This one-night-only event promises to be a precious moment of reflection and repose in the midst of an otherwise bustling season.
We are thrilled that you have found your way here! Operated by the 9th Street Quartet and co-owned by LIz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson, 9SCM is a new Model for the professional string quartet with youth and outreach endeavors as part of its core mission.
9SCM is dedicated to creating new performance and education traditions that engage the audiences and culture of our current time. Witness inventive, inclusive programming with insightful commentary at 9th Street Quartet concerts. See the impressive evolution of young musicians as they learn what it means to come together as an ensemble in our String Quartet Intensive program. Find us out in the community sharing the chamber music experience with people of all ages and backgrounds.
We look forward to connecting with you in unique, fun, and surprising ways through the music and relationships we love!
& Education Combined
The collaborative environment of chamber music fosters incredible growth, musically and personally. In addition to producing live chamber music events through our 9th Street Quartet concert series, 9SCM is proudly invested in engaging committed young musicians through our String Quartet Intensive program. We cultivate a collegial environment between our coaches and musicians that encourages personal responsibility and a sense of independence that separates the experience from that of a more traditional youth music enrichment program. String Quartet Intensive members also engage with the community in various outreach performances throughout their season.
Learn more about our program by clicking on the link below!
WORDS OF PRAISE
"JOE AND I WERE BLOWN AWAY BY THE LEVEL OF PLAYING AT YESTERDAY'S YOUTH INTENSIVE CONCERT. THERE WAS SO MUCH MATURITY OF PLAYING, SUCH A HIGH LEVEL OF MUSICALITY. JUST BEAUTIFUL PLAYING ALL AROUND, AND SUCH PROGRESS. BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR COACHES."
Susan Robinson, SQI Parent & Harpist with the Kennedy Center
Opera House Orchestra
"WE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR QUARTET PROGRAM. IT HAS BEEN A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FAMILY. I HAVE LOVED SEEING HOW OUR OLDEST SON HAS MATURED IN HIS ENSEMBLE PLAYING. OUR OTHER SON, AS WELL, HAS COME A LONG WAY. HE HATED GOING TO ORCHESTRA, BUT ALWAYS LOOKS FORWARD TO QUARTET. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO DEDICATED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC EDUCATION. YOU ARE ALL A BLESSING TO THIS FAMILY."
Rebecca Tate, SQI Parent
"THIS WAS EXTREMELY WELL PLAYED MOZART, HAYDN, ARRIAGA, & BOLOGNE. THEIR [THE STUDENTS'] ENTHUSIASM FOR THE MUSIC, THEIR CONSCIENTIOUS OBEDIENCE TO THE COMPOSER, THEIR COMMUNICATION WITH EACH OTHER DESPITE MASKED FACES, WERE ALL IMPECCABLE."
Eden Brown, Journalist with the Arlington Connection