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Friday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.

The Old Stone House

2017-18 Season


PhiloSonia's second season explores composers' friendships and the works they inspired

        …Passionate and tragic, complex and mysterious, the bond between these three great musical personalities was marked by mutual admiration and ardent support. During a time of fervent conflict between absolute and program music, their friendship formed the center of a stronghold in defense of the aesthetic values of pure music. 

J. Brahms - Three Intermezzi for Solo Piano, Op. 117

C. Schumann - Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22

R. Schumann - Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73

J. Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Liaisons I:

The Schumanns & Brahms

Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.

The Old Stone House

336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Stani Dimitrova, violin        Igor Pikayzen, violin 


Colin Brookes, viola             Michael Katz, cello   

   Pascal Archer, clarinet         Miori Sugiyama, piano

Friday, January 26th at 7:30 p.m.

The Old Stone House

336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Liaisons II:

Bartók & Kodály

       ...Looks into two of Hungary’s greatest composers brought together by their passion for their native folk music. Their trips throughout their homeland documenting folk melodies on phonograph cylinders singlehandedly created ethnomusicology and formed each composer’s unique musical language.

Z. Kodály - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 4

Z. Kodály - Duo for Violin and Cello Op. 7

B. Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano, Sz. 56

B. Bartók - Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Sz. 111 

Stani Dimitrova, violin                     Adrian Daurov, cello   

Vasko Dukovski, clarinet                 Spencer Myer, piano

Liaisons III:

Britten & Shostakovich

Friday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m.

The Old Stone House

336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

   … Explores the friendship of two composers who recognized each other as kindred spirits, bonded by their similar artistic outlooks. Strongly affected by the turbulent events of the 20th century, each of their musical voices reflected their humanistic ideals and personal musical voice. 

B. Britten - Phantasy in F minor for String Quintet

B. Britten - Three Divertimentos for String Quartet

 B. Britten - Rhapsody for String Quintet

              D. Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Stani Dimitrova, violin               Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin 

Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola            Andrew Gonzalez, viola


Adrian Daurov, cello                  Michael Brofman, piano

138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Liaisons NOW:

The Brothers Balliett

& Friends

Friday, May 4th at 8 p.m.

South Oxford Space

      ….Having established themselves as two of the most prominent figures in today's music world, the multi-talented brothers Brad and Doug Balliett curate a program of friends and colleagues.

Lembit Beecher - "These Memories May be True"

Andrew Norman - Sabina from "The Companion Guide to Rome"

        Zachary Detrick - "A Challenge to All Of Us"

Doug Balliett - String Trio 

Brad Balliett - String Trio 

                 Stani Dimitrova, violin            Yezu Elizabeth Woo , violin 

Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola        Michael Katz, cello   

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