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Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s finale to feature music of celebrated composers


The music of three of the most celebrated composers of their time will appear on Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s program, for its final concert of the spring season.

Performances will be held at 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church on Route 32 in Upper Black Eddy and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Auditorium on New Britain Road in Doylestown Township.

The program includes one of Mozart’s elegant string quartets; the serene violin and piano sonata by Brahms; and the luxurious second piano quartet by Gabriel Faure.

Mozart wrote his “String Quartet in E-Flat Major” in 1783, the third in a series of “Haydn” quartets composed in gratitude to composer Joseph Haydn who called Mozart “the greatest composer known to him.”

Performing this work are Lenape’s own Cyrus Beroukhim, concertmaster of New York’s American Symphony and Astral artist Katie Hyun, along with Alberto Parrini principal cellist of the Northeastern Philharmonic, and Dana Kelley, violist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra of New York.

In addition to Brahms’ instrumental music, he wrote many songs, and his “Sonata No. 2 in A Major” for violin and piano contains allusions to some of his own songs. Marcantonio Barone, prizewinning pianist and longtime Lenape favorite, performs with Cyrus Beroukhim.

Gabriel Faure’s “Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No. 2” is considered “harmonically adventurous.” It will be performed by Barone and the string players.

Included with the concerts, members of the audience may enjoy refreshments and meet and chat with the musicians. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance at or 610-294-9361.

Concerts are supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program, and the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

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