The newly-formed Palmer Quartet will perform on Saturday, February 2nd at 5pm at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
The first half of the concert pairs Schumann’s lively Piano Quartet in E flat Major with the moody and autumnal Phantasy of British composer Frank Bridge. The second half, will feature Faure’s intense Piano Quartet No. 2 in g minor, a monumental work of late French Romanticism.
The Palmer quartet is led by pianist Noah Palmer, and includes violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry, violist Charlotte Malin, and cellist Lucas Button.
Pianist Noah Palmer is Assistant Director for Albany Pro Musica, the Capital Region’s leading choral ensemble and Assistant Conductor of the Broad St Chorale and Orchestra in Kinderhook, NY. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and China.
Australian-American violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry is an active freelancer in the New York City area and across the US. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She substitutes regularly with several orchestras across the United States and also performs chamber music with national and international artists.
Charlotte Malin recently became Principal Viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and also plays with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Charlotte has played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the New World Symphony in Miami. She was a three time fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Syracuse native Lucas Button, Cellist, is also a three time Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he is currently a member of The Orchestra Now at Bard College and performs regularly at Bard’s Fisher Center,and at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and other venues in NYC.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.