October 17th, 2015 @ 7pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coastal Concerts Announces Cancellation of Red Priest Oct. 17
Coastal Concerts regrets that the much anticipated October 17 performance by the Red Priest Baroque band cannot take place because of the serious illness of one of the musicians.
In light of this news, the organization promptly explored several excellent ensembles as potential replacements but decided that none could match the unique talent and performance qualities that Red Priest would have brought to the concert. It was determined that canceling the performance was preferable to offering a substitute program that would not meet the expectations set by Red Priest. Coastal Concerts reluctantly took this action but chose it as the best alternative, given its mission to present only world-class classical music representing diverse musical genres.
Coastal Concerts offers several options to those holding tickets for the Red Priest performance:
- They may request a full refund of the ticket price -- $24 per ticket for season subscribers, or $30 for single-concert purchasers. Those who paid for tickets by cash and check would receive a check in the mail. Those who paid with a credit card would receive a credit on their statements. (Single- concert purchasers who paid with a credit card also would receive a credit for the $4 processing fee assessed at the time of purchase.)
- Ticket holders may opt to receive a free ticket for the April 16, 2016 “wild card” concert with SYBARITE5, which is separate from the regular subscription season.
- They may donate the value of the ticket to Coastal Concerts as a tax- deductible contribution.
Coastal Concerts -- a nonprofit organization promoting classical music
appreciation through live concerts, outreach and educational activities –
apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause. And, even though
the 2015-2016 season won’t commence as planned, upcoming performances by
the internationally acclaimed Danish String Quartet, up-and-coming composer
and pianist Michael Brown, the inventive VIDA Guitar Quartet and the GRAMMY-
nominated Lincoln Trio promise to make this season both memorable and
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.