Amici Chamber Ensemble


Party Time! Featuring Mozart’s Gran Partita

Join Amici for Mozart’s Party Sunday Feb. 10, 3PM Amici presents a grand celebration of the renowned masterworks of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most prolific and influential composers of the classical era. Including a performance of one his greatest masterpieces, Gran Partita, with thirteen wind instrumentalists on stage, this will be the musical […]

Q & A with Jonathan Crow about Messiaenic Revelations

“No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone.” -Olivier Messiaen Amici’s good friend Jonathan Crow, is our our guest violinist and host for our upcoming concert Messiaenic Revelations – April 30, 3pm Jonathan’s thoughts on Quartet for the […]

Messiaen paired with Pärt

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” -Arvo Pärt In addition to Messiaen’s masterpiece, you will hear Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel: Spiegel im Spiegel was written in 1978. “Spiegel […]

Interview Spotlight: Ilya Kaler

Amici is thrilled to be joined by virtuoso violinist, Ilya Kaler in Mother Russia, Rebels + Exiles Described by the Gramophone as the “magician, bewitching our ears” for his hauntingly beautiful sound, flawless command of the instrument and mesmerizing phrasing, Ilya Kaler is the world’s only Gold Medal winner at the three most prestigious international violin competitions: the Tchaikovsky […]

Spotlight – Alexander Sevastian

Amici is pleased to feature World renowned Russian accordionist, Alexander Sevastian in our upcoming concert! Alexander Sevastian is an acclaimed soloist, as well as member of the prestigious Quartetto Gelato. Sevastian has toured the world both performing and recording. He is a winner of several prestigious competitions, including: Coupe Mondiale International (2007), The Oslofjord (Norway […]

Russell Braun Spotlight & Interview

We spoke to renowned baritone Russell Braun about what it’s like to prepare for Strauss vs. Strauss. He shared his excitement to perform once again with Amici… “members of his musical family”. “I really want to say and stress that I’m not coming in to this concert as an outsider, which I do many other […]

Why Strauss vs. Strauss?

  Thoughts from our very own, Serouj Kradjian Similar in last names, yet so different in styles. Johann, the undisputed king of Viennese waltz and operettas, even making Johannes Brahms envious that he wasn’t the composer of the “Blue Danube”. Richard Strauss with his rich harmonic palette, soaring melodies and the grand orchestral sound, and […]

Program Notes: Bohemian Contrasts

[two_third] Bohemian Contrasts – Program Notes by Laurie Schulman:  “Amici Chamber Ensemble has long been fascinated by composers who are off the beaten path…” [Bohemian Contrast’s] programme combines music by romantic titans with works by less familiar composers. The common link is Central European roots and influence, with an emphasis on Bohemia. “Amici Chamber Ensemble […]

Program Notes: ¡España! – by Serouj Kradjian

[two_third] From the origins of Flamenco, to innovative arrangements, Serouj Kradjian discusses what’s in store at ¡España!:   October 5th’s program is a journey of rediscovering and reinterpreting Spanish classical music by going back to the roots of the Andalusian Flamenco tradition; its melodic, rhythmic and harmonic concepts. We take the music of Manuel de Falla  […]

Composer John Adams Dishes On Pop Culture

[one_third] Courtesy ForaTV [/one_third] [one_third]”The great bifurcation in music is between pop and classical.” John Adam’s Gnarly Buttons and John’s Book of Alleged Dances are featured on Amici Chamber Ensemble’s presentation of American Berserk, Saturday, May 4, 2014. [/one_third] [one_third_last] [/one_third_last]