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Lark String Quartet and Clarinetist Palmer Join for 'Afternoon Music' Performance at Beacon U.U. Mar. 26

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Clockwise, from left, Caroline Stinson, cello; Basia Danilow, second violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; and Deborah Buck, first violin.
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SUMMIT, NJ - The Lark Quartet will partner with clarinetist Todd Palmer for a chamber music performance at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation's 'Afternoon Music' concert series March 26 at 4 p.m.

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation is the recently-renamed Church which previously was known as the The Unitarian Church in Summit.

Quartet members Deborah Buck, first violin; Basia Danilow, second violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; and Caroline Stinson, cello. will be joined by guest soloist Palmer on the clarinet. The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception following the concert. 

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Featuring works by Debussy and Brahms, the Lark Quartet has performed in many of the world’s great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall and L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris. Festival performances include Mostly Mozart, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow.

The Washington Post praised Lark as a “polished and warmly communicative ensemble. The four women played with an organ-like euphony, as though they all shared the same musical impulses and understandings and were having a great deal of fun together.”

The quartet has worked closely with celebrated composers, sometimes commissioning works that have become mainstays of the chamber music repertoire. They have released more than a dozen CDs, including “An Exaltation of Larks,” with music by the composer Jennifer Higdon. New York’s WQXR radio chose that record as album of the week when it was released, saying “the strings soar as a single entity.” 

Buck, who plays first violin, has built a strong and varied musical career with appearances in recital and as soloist with orchestras and ensembles. She has performed with such artists as Itzhak Perlman and Erikah Badu and as soloist with the West Virginia Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. Since 2009, she has served as concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. A Maplewood resident, she is assistant professor of violin at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and serves as co-executive director of the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont, with her husband, the trombonist Anthony Mazzocchi.

Danilow, second violin, has a busy schedule of performance and recording in the US and abroad. A winner of the Artists International Competition, she has appeared in recital at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as in Russia and the former Yugoslavia. A New Jersey resident, she is concertmaster of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, where she often appears as soloist. She regularly appears at numerous festivals, such as Caramoor, Lincoln Center Festival, the International Summer Institute at the Moscow Conservatory and, with her husband Peter Sanders, a cellist, at the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival in Randolph.

Kathryn Lockwood has been hailed for her exceptional talents as a chamber musician and soloist in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly a member and founder of the Pacifica Quartet, she teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and performs with her husband Yousif Sheronick, a percussionist, in the duoJalal. She is frequently invited back to her homeland of Australia to perform with the Camerata of St. John’s and to teach at her alma mater, the Queenland Conservatorium of Music.

Cellist Stinson performs widely as a soloist recitalist and chamber musician for concerts of traditional and contemporary repertoire. A native of Canada, her solo appearances include the Museum of Modern Art’s Summer garden series, Poisson Rouge and Bargemusic in New York; Cité de la Musique Strasbourg and the Lucern Festival in Europe; and in Canada, at the Centennial Centre and Winspear. She teaches cello and chamber music at the Juilliard School and is co-Artistic Director, with her husband Andy Waggoner, of the Weekend of Chamber Music in New York and the Catskills region.

Palmer has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. A three-time Grammy nominated artist, he has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta, Houston and BBC Scotland orchestras, the St. Paul, New York, Cincinnati and Montréal chamber orchestras, among others. He is a member of the Mark Morris Dance Theater’s Music Ensemble, and has also shared the stage with sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Heidi Grant Murphy and Dawn Upshaw.

Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, with students admitted free, and are available by sending a check, payable to 'Afternoon Music', to the church at 4 Waldron Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. Time permitting, tickets will be mailed or, otherwise they will be held and available at the door.

'Afternoon Music' is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

For more information, call 908-273-2899 or visit www.ucsummit.org.

The Beacon Universalist Unitarian Congregation is located at 4 Waldron Avenue.

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