Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Season wind-up

The 2015 Hop River Chamber Music Series concludes its season this Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church in Andover, Connecticut. Line-up includes Thomas Labadorf on clarinet performing Mozart's beloved Quintet for clarinet and string quartet joined by Karin Fagerburg, Barbara Vaughan (violins), Barbara Wiggin (viola), and Eric Dahlin (cello). Labadorf, Fagerburg and Dahlin regroup to perform a little known but great work, Hans Gál's Serenade for clarinet, violin, and cello. The program is rounded off with a rare performance of Brahms' Sextet in G joined by Fran Bard (cello) and Mary Ellen Briga (violin).

This is sure to be a fantastic program and a fabulous way to end the 2015 season!

Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Hop River Concert Programs announced!

Hop River Chamber Players will usher in its 36th concert season starting on July 10 at 7:30 PM. Concerts, presented on three consecutive Thursday evenings in July, are held at the First Congregational Church on Route 6 in Andover, CT. The programs consist of new and old favorite works guaranteed to calm your spirits in this pleasant historic (and air conditioned) setting. Hope to see you all there!

For program listing, click on the "Our Programs" tag above.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Keep tuned! (...pardon our pun ;-) ) 2014 concert series coming soon!

Preview : 2014 Summer Series!

Mark your calendars! This year's concerts will be July 10, 17, and 24.

Works this summer by Franz Peter Schubert, Antonín Leopold Dvořák, and Ernst von Dohnányi for starters. Complete programs will be posted in the near future.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Hop River Concert Season begins!!

The 2013 summer season rolls out its schedule with exciting new music mixed with some of our favorite standard warhorses.

 July 11 opens the series with Gary Chapman performing works inspired by the dance of the Tango. Stravinky and Piazzolla (joined by Eric Dahlin) are featured. Thanks to a request from one of our avid audience members, we include the Trio in D Minor by Gabriel Fauré.

July 18 continues with an Americana theme. The Harmonia V woodwind quintet is featured with the soothing sounds of Barber's Summer Music. Gary Chapman compliment the program with American composers Aaron Copland, David Amram, and Frederic Rzewski. The full cast of this program joins forces in Lee Hoiby's Sextet for Winds and Piano.

July 25 draws inspiration from Mozart and Brahms with a fine blend of soprano, piano, strings and French horn augmenting the program with music of Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.

This promises to be a fantastic season! Hope to see a full house!

Click on the "2013 summer series" tab above for more details.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Annette and Barbara prepare the Ives Violin Sonata "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting" and are inspired to pose under the Willimantic Camp Meeting sign on Windham Street. 

They have already started rehearsals. Barbara says, "It is a wonderful piece!"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Barbara Wiggin, Gary Chapman, and Tom Labadorf (taking the photo) are beginning rehearsals on the Bruch pieces at the Congregational Church in Andover. What a beautiful work! Very Romantic. We play it this weekend in Norwich at the Park Parlor Chamber Music series. Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Look for your new Hop River Chamber Music newsletter coming soon in your snail-mail box!