October 17th, 2015 @ 7pm
“If the Rolling Stones played recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord and their genre was 17th century music, they would be the band called Red Priest” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette). “An electrified audience shouted and cheered” (The Washington Post). “Deliciously twisted, vividly interpreted and played with dash and precision” (Los Angeles Times).
Danish String Quartet
November 14th, 2015 @ 2pm
The Danish String Quartet has become a very hot commodity in the classical music world. These self-proclaimed musical Vikings, famous for their beards and shaggy hair, have even been compared to the Beatles for the excitement they generate.
VIDA Guitar Quartet
January 16th, 2016 @ 2pm
The VIDA Guitar Quartet, based in the United Kingdom, has received high praise from the British press:
VIDA brings together four players of exceptional artistry and “unerring musical instinct” (Gramophone magazine). Their ability to “conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects” (Classic FM magazine) combined with exquisite tonal and dynamic control has firmly established them as a passionate and masterful ensemble.
Pianist Michael Brown
February 20, 2016, at 2 PM
Pianist Michael Brown, whose memorable appearance with violinist Elena Urioste completely won over the audience in 2014, returns to Coastal Concerts as a solo recitalist. He comes back as winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, an honor that puts him in extraordinary company. Past recipients include such renowned artists as Jonathan Biss, Yuya Wang, Jeremy Denk, Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell and Awadagin Pratt.
The Lincoln Trio
March 19, 2016 at 7 PM
Immediately after the Lincoln Trio finished its 2011 performance at Coastal Concerts, audience members began to request that these players be scheduled for a return visit. It quickly became clear that if any group could be considered a Coastal Concerts’ favorite, it is this stylish ensemble, which Fanfare Magazine has hailed as “one of the hottest young trios in the business."
SYBARITE5 (Wild Card)
April 16, 2016 at 8 PM
Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 PM
For its first ever “wild card” offering, Coastal Concerts presents the award-winning string quintet SYBARITE5. These young musicians, who originally came together as an ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival, are changing the face of concert music and redefining how it is performed and enjoyed.
“Their rock star status … is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience” (Sarasota Herald Tribune). With Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney on violins, Angela Pickett on viola, Laura Metcalf on cello, and Louis Levitt on bass, SYBARITE5 is the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.