Chamber Music Series

15 May 2010

Please see our new Sponsorship Page for information on making tax-deductible donations.

We are excited to add four collborative concerts with Tony Berendsen Tahoe Star Tours. These will be programs including poetry, music and presentations relevant to the guided star tour that will follow. Dates are June 19th 2010, July 17th 2010, August 13th 2010 and September 11th 2010. For more information, please see the Tahoe Star Tours website.

6 May 2010

We have finalized the date and the venue for our second recital. It will be held on Thursday, May 27th at 7:30 PM at Christ the Teacher Chapel at Bishop Manogue High School. We will be joined by guest violinist Yuki Numata and will be performing string quartets by Debussy and Bartok.

We have been approved for fiscal sponsorship by a non-profit organization called Fractured Atlas. Please check back shortly for information on donorship.

26 April 2010

It has been a month since Accent's recital première, and we are still reeling from excitement. We are sincerely grateful for the support shown by all in attendance and feel genuinely privileged to have had the opportunity to share such wonderful music with all of you.

Nothing would make us happier than to do this on a regular basis. The members of Accent have devoted many years of study and many hours of our lives to various forms of music so that we might be able to share what we have come to love so deeply with others. The study of chamber music offers more rewarding benefits than could adequately be described on paper. It is exhilarating to play for others, it is uniquely stimulating and gratifying to refine a trio, quartet, or quintet with colleagues, and it is positively humbling to be able to communicate the musical legacy left to us by composers like Beethoven, Bach, Shostakovich, Mozart and others through the performance of their works.

We cannot make this happen without support from our community. Each program represents many hours of rehearsal, demands a venue that will contribute to the optimal enjoyment by the audience, facilitate the communication of various musical nuances within the performance, and finally, allow for the compensation of the artists so the highest standard of performance might be realized.

Accent sees the potential for myriad future engagements here in Northern Nevada, and would be honored to have the opportunity to share more great music with its residents. We have forged relationships with numerous talented artists in our travels and studies over the years, and hope to bring these colleagues to Reno to make music for you.

This cannot happen without sponsorship. We pledge to bring you the highest level of professionalism, personal investment, and commitment should we be given the opportunity to do so. The energy, excitement, and camaraderie you witnessed in February are just the beginning! There is a wealth of repertoire yet to be explored. Please join us in realizing this dream.

We have made arrangements with an organization called Fractured Atlas which can accept tax-deductable donations on behalf of artists. We are finalizing the paperwork and as soon as we are able we will update this page the pertinent information. Please check back soon.

10 April 2010

Coming this May to Reno... Violinst Yuki Numata!

Yuki Numata is a violinist with "virtuosic fair and dexterous bravery," according to the New York Times.

Ms. Numata is rapidly gaining attention as a charismatic virtuoso, having performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, the University at Buffalo's Slee Sinfonietta, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra. As a result of her avid interest in new music, she has had the opportunity to work closely with some of today's foremost composers including Charles Wuorinen, Steve Reich and John Zorn. Ms. Numata performs frequently with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) which had its Carnegie Hall debut this past spring.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Ms. Numata holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers include Andrew Jennings, Zvi Zeitlin and Gwen Thompson.