Access to Art, Inc. is bringing its world class musicians to the shore for the l6th year of the Access to Art, Inc., Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Festival. The organization has presented classical music at its very beginnings in 1992, as individual concerts, and has brought the classical music series to the area since 1998. This year, they will present Voxare on August 6th, at the Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May on Steven’s Street at 7:30 p.m. Voxare, the young string quartet from NYC, consists of two Russian musicians, and two Chicago musicians who met at Julliard. Since then, they have been performing at NY venues, and at venues across the nation. Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, said, of Voxare: “The Voxare String Quartet is probably the best American chamber group performing today.” They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6th at the Willow Creek Winery on Steven St. in West Cape May, N.J.
Willow Creek Winery and Kindle Ford will sponsor the concert. “We are grateful to Willow Creek Winery, and to Kindle Ford for their generous sponsorship of this event,” said Barbara Beitel, Access to Art, Inc. Director. And to Willow Creek Winery, for its relaxed ambience on a 50 acre lush vineyard , a magnificent building with excellent acoustics, and the possibility of a relaxing, farm grown glass of wine at intermission.” Beitel said.
“The gifted Voxare String Quartet formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances.” said the New York Times. As one of the most acclaimed and innovative young string quartets in the United States, the New York Times declared that Voxare plays “with such penetrating tone and lucid textures,” has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week for the newspaper. Voxare’s performances have included appearances at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Voxare has had additional performing residencies at Dartmouth College and Columbia University, among others. In addition, the quartet has been the prestigious quartet-in-residence at New York’s Bargemusic. Voxare has been featured live on Soundcheck WNYC and its concerts broadcast on WQXR. At its residency series, DIG IT! New Music, at Teachers College, Columbia University Voxare performs works by living composers bringing together a community of America’s leading composers, both emerging and established. Voxare’s unique performing activities earned the quartet Chamber Music America’s 2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Voxare’s debut CD, featuring the music of Daron Hagen, was released by Naxos in 2013.
Voxare was accepted to study quartet repertoire with Robert Mann, founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, which has also performed for Access to Art, Inc. in past seasons of the festival.
They studied at the inaugural prestigious Mann Quartet Institute. Voxare has studied quartet literature with members of the Julliard String Quartet through its exclusive String Quartet Seminar, and has also studied with members of the Kronos Quartet through Carnegie Hall.
Tickets are $30. and include a free glass of wine, at intermission. The concert will last one hour and a half, with a half hour intermission. For more information, call Barbara at (609) 465-3963.