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Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle

Isidore String Quartet

June 15

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The highly acclaimed Isidore String Quartet returns to Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle (HVCMC) for the second consecutive year with a program that includes In Memory by Grammy Award-winning composer Joan Tower, written in honor of the late Margaret Creal Shafer (Artistic Director HVCMC 1977–2000), alongside works by Haydn and Beethoven.


Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2 

Joan Tower 
In Memory, String Quartet No. 2, dedicated to the late Margaret Shafer, Artistic Director of HVCMC 1977-2000

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127 


Isidore String Quartet

Adrian Steele violin
Phoenix Avalon violin
Devin Moore viola
Joshua McClendon cello

Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the
Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory.  The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were brand new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’  The four began as an ensemble at the Juilliard School and, following a break during the global pandemic reconvened at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2021.

Highlights of their 23–24 season include appearances in Berkeley (Cal Performances), Boston (Celebrity Series), Washington DC (Phillips Collection), New York (92nd St. Y), Chicago, La Jolla, Aspen, Calgary, among many others.  European highlights include Edinburgh, Lucerne, Amsterdam, and Hamburg’s ElbPhilharmonie.

Outside the concert hall, the quartet has worked with PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US, providing encouragement, education, and healing to marginalized communities—including the elderly, disabled, rehabilitating incarcerated, and homeless populations—who otherwise have limited access to high-quality live music performance.

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