Debra Kaye’s Howland Quartet (String Quartet No. 2)


Saturday, June 9th

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street – Beacon

Acclaimed American composer Debra Kaye’s Howland Quartet (String Quartet No. 2), commissioned and presented by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, will celebrate its world premiere on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM. The concert will also include Beethoven’s Cavatina from String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, Britten’s Playful Pizzicato from Simple Symphony, Op. 4, Mendelssohn’s Adagio-Allegro vivace from String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Philip Glass’ Quartet No. 2, and Pannonia Boundless by Aleksandra Vrebalov. The 25TH Anniversary Friends Concert program, featuring the Voxare String Quartet, will take place at the historic Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY at 4:00 PM. This final concert of the season is the Howland Chamber Music Circle’s gift to its community of subscribers, donors, volunteers and new friends. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended and can be made at

The quartet will be performing works by Beethoven, Britten, Mendelssohn, Philip Glass and Aleksandra Vrebalov. The centerpiece of the program will be the world premiere performance of composer Debra Kaye’s Howland String Quartet (String Quartet No.2). This work was commissioned by the Howland Chamber Music Circle to mark this milestone in our history.

Over these 25 years we have grown from a small series of 3 concerts in a city at risk, to our flagship series of 12 concerts, including our annual Piano Festival, Classics for Kids, educational outreach programs, and free community Pop-Up concerts. We have a lot to celebrate!

This is a free event open to all subscribers, donors and volunteers, all of whom are vital to making our series a world-class success. If you’re not yet a donor, it’s not too late to join us by donating online.