May-22-2018 •

Karen is a remarkable chamber musician who shares the passion for string quartets, new music, education and community. She has appeared as a guest musician with the Jaspers frequently over the past season and the Quartet is excited to welcome as a new member of the quartet a musician with whom they have established a dynamic chemistry.

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Apr-17-2018 •

Following a performance by the eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 14, Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano, was awarded the Janet Plucknett Award for Third Place.

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Mar-26-2018 •

On the 137th anniversary of the composer's birth, the Bartók-Pásztory Award honors a performer and composer who carry on the spirit and legacy of Bartok and of Hungarian music.

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Acte II
Special Project
Olanna Goudeau, sopranoAshley Renée Watkins, soprano The unique opera duo ACTE II was suddenly launched into national prominence after delivering a captivating performance on NBC’s #1 summer show “America’s Got Talent.” The duo received a standing ovation by the celebrity judges who then selected it as one of 10 acts to perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The duo has quickly become known for pushing the boundaries of classical music with exciting and original concerts. ACTE II’s programming, which has been described as “something close to perfection,” runs the gamut of vocal music ranging from art songs, opera and musical theater, to jazz, spirituals, gospel and popular music. In the 2017-18 season, ACTE II will travel abroad for performances at Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and performs in the Midwest for the Bethany Arts Series in Crystal Lake, Illinois.