John Gerlach


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May 27th, 2016

Manhattan Chamber Players (two violins, two violas, cello, and piano) performed Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60; Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97

Manhattan Chamber Players (MCP) is a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians who share the common aim of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire at the highest level. Formed in 2015 by Artistic Director and violist Luke Fleming, MCP is comprised of an impressive roster of musicians who all come from the tradition of great music making at the Marlboro Music Festival, Steans Institute at Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, and Perlman Music Program, and are former students of The Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School, Colburn School, and New England Conservatory.

At the core of MCP’s inspiration is its members’ joy in playing this richly varied repertoire with longtime friends and colleagues, with whom they have been performing since they were students. Its roster allows for the programming of the entire core string, wind, and piano chamber music repertoire—from piano duos to clarinet quintets to string octets. While all its members have independent careers as soloists and chamber musicians, they strive for every opportunity to come together and again share in this special collaboration, creating “a mellifluous blend of vigorous intensity and dramatic import, performed with enthusiasm, technical facility, and impressive balance, relishing distinctions…a winning performance.” (Classical Source)

Photo by Joe Laronga


Manhattan Chamber Players, noon recitals, John Gerlach


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