Wednesday, August 12, 2020

(l-r) Renée Jolles, Sheila Reinhold, Dov Scheindlin, James Wilson. (Credit: Matt Dine, Peter Schaaf)

(Courtesy of Intimate Voices) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the second series concert of its 11th season on Saturday January 11, at 8:00 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, New York.


The series presents chamber music in an intimate and acoustically excellent setting at CSAIR and in outreach events in the Riverdale community. The participating musicians have performed in venues all over the United States and abroad as soloists as well as in ensembles ranging from major string quartets to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

The January 11 concert will include Mozart’s String Quartet K.387, Beethoven’s Duo for Viola and Cello “with Eyeglasses Obbligato,” Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor and the world premiere of a violin duo by young American composer and mandolinist Jesse Jones. Described as a light-hearted rondo with jazz and bluegrass inflections, the duo was written for Music Director Sheila Reinhold and Intimate Voices colleague Renée Jolles. Violinists Reinhold and Jolles will be joined for the evening by Dov Scheindlin (viola) and James Wilson (cello).

Intimate Voices series concerts include complimentary refreshments and an informal post-concert reception with the musicians. Doors will open at 7:30 for wine, coffee and tea, and the concert will begin at 8:00.

In addition to its Saturday-evening series concerts at CSAIR, Intimate Voices is continuing its expanded community outreach, visiting classes at a local special-needs pre-school, performing at area rehabilitation and nursing facilities and presenting a sensory/autism-friendly family program free to all at CSAIR on Sunday March 1, 2-3 p.m.

The January 11 program will be followed by the final Saturday-evening performance at CSAIR on February 29 at 8 p.m. Single tickets are $30 ($25 for seniors, $15 for students/under-30). Tickets include all refreshments and can be purchased by credit card online at or by check or cash at the door.

For more information, go to  or call the CSAIR office at 718-543-8400.


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