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It's a new day, but the glow from yesterday's concert is still in the air!  We had many lovely comments from audience members about the performance, especially on Verklaerte Nacht, and I hope that you got the same sense from talking with them at the reception.  
 
We have definitely put Elysian Camerata on our "must return" list, and look forward to scheduling you here again in a few seasons.  Meanwhile, I wish you continued success in all of your endeavors. 
David Hutton, Artistic Director
  Catonsville Concerts at 3 - Catonsville, MD
 


"Elysian Camerata performed in the Mallery Concert Series at Rutgers University-Camden in spring 2012 and 2015. On both occasions the performances were first-rate and warmly received by the audiences. I highly recommend the group and look forward to their return to the series soon."
Joseph C. Schiavo, Artistic Director
Mallery Concert Series, Rutgers University – Camden, NJ
 




"Elysian Camerata performed on our series 'Afternoon Music' in 2013.  The audience was enthralled by their exciting performances of chamber works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rebecca Clarke.  The group's sound is rich and warm, and it filled our space gorgeously.  Members of Elysian Camerata gave informed and interesting commentaries before playing each piece, which only enhanced this excellent concert."
Mitchell Vines, artistic director
Afternoon Music Concert Series, Summit, NJ
 




"Excitement bubbled throughout the music . . . . The audience was rapt as the ladies of Elysian Camerata brought life and breath to chamber music. They were a pleasure to behold, and Charleston would be graced to see them come back soon." 
Autumn D. F. Hopkins
Charleston Gazette
 




"The passionate performances by the ensemble, which varied in lineup from a violin/piano duo to a full piano quintet, were greatly appreciated by the audience . . . .  A bit of background information to introduce Ravel's String Quartet in F major added interest and increased anticipation for the fine performance that followed. "

Sharon Torello
Local Arts Live Blog

 
 


 

“Dear Barb, Fran, Beth, Louise, Talia and Rahel, I can't thank you enough for your fabulous performance at St. John's yesterday. You certainly lived up to your name and transported all those in attendance and gave an inspiring performance. I am blessed to be able to offer many wonderful performers on our series, but I definitely felt I was in the presence of greatness yesterday.”

Lawrence Baker, Choirmaster and Director 
Arts at St. John’s, Centre Square, PA


 


 

“Grace Church wants to send a big Thank You to the Elysian Camerata for the truly wonderful concert they performed for us last week. The music was moving and inspiring and the performances were the same. We also appreciated how much time the group spent before the performance to be sure the sound would be the very best for the audience. Everyone was talking about it at the Sunday services the next day.

We really look forward to having you back again next year!!!!”

Jay Kauffman, Artist Relations
Grace Church Arts Committee, Grace Church, Haddonfield, NJ

 


 

“Your performance exceeded my expectations and they were pretty high going in. As you know we stepped a little outside of our normal comfort zone in extending the invitation but I have heard nothing but accolades ever since Sunday's concert. My wife was in the rear of the hall and she was able to observe the people responding as you played and so many people were demonstrating their pleasure through body language as well as applause.

It was a pleasure working with you to arrange the your time here and I/we look forward to having you back again. As an old musician I consider music a God-given gift to his people and superior music such as Elysian Camerata's a special blessing. May he continue to bless all of you with the talent that you demonstrate and bring you the same joy you bring to your audiences.”

Rev. Bill Stelger, Cross Keys Village, Fine Arts Coordinator

 


 

“I started my own concert series in an effort to present only the finest in classical and jazz entertainment. I heard part of a rehearsal, and knew immediately that I just had to have the Elysian Camerata on one of my programs. Judging from the compliments I am still receiving about their May 22, 2010 performance in Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown, PA, I certainly want to have this awesome ensemble back for a return engagement. I have been to many professional chamber music concerts, and quite frankly, as an experienced musician myself, I was impressed with the nuances, phrasing, and deep interpretations by the Elysian Camerata. When I present this great ensemble once again, I know the program will be just as interesting, balanced and varied as the performance they recently gave on my Regol Concerts series. If you see one of their concerts advertised, I strongly suggest you make it your business to be there!”

Renee Goldman, President, Regol Concerts, Inc.
Management, Al Harrison Music

 


 

“The Elysian Camerata performed as part of our 2008/2009 season, rendering wonderfully executed and expressively presented music. This was their debut performance in Atlanta before a very musically sophisticated audience. The program was well-received and commented on repeatedly by those "in the know" for weeks afterward. This is a wonderful group of accomplished musicians who contribute greatly to the performance of chamber music; their repertoire is extensive, and they have a great sensitivity and understanding of their music and a great chemistry in relating between themselves while playing. This bond can only be achieved after extensive practice and performing together. It was a privilege having them perform on our series, which is now in its 29th season.”

Ivan Millender, Chairman, Cultural Arts Committee,
Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta, GA

 


 

“The members of the Elysian Camerata have provided consistently outstanding performances. They play with sensitivity, insight and great attention to detail. The Camerata's creative programming results in refreshing and engaging performances -  they are truly an inspired ensemble and one of the area's real treasures.”

Mark Anderson, choirmaster,
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

 


 

“When you started playing, I was carried away with waves of pleasure. I floated in the buoyancy of the music, traveling, isolated from the exterior world. The music selection was superb! Perfect for the musicians, the space, the audience, and my ears! Combined with the excellence, balance & dynamics of the musicians… Heaven!I consider myself lucky to have access to musicians of your caliber and cherish the opportunities to hear you play. I look forward to the next concert!”

Fred Rosen, regular Elysian audience member

 


 

"An observer could sense in the concentrated attention of The Elysian Camerata's Pennswood Village audience that the artists were reaching them and touching their hearts. The playing of the Dohnanyi Piano Quintet was intense, passionate, and elegant. The applause from the usually reserved listeners was hearty and lengthy."

Lionel Ruberg, Chair, Concerts Committee, Pennswood Village
Newtown, PA

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