Jerusalem Quartet

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” NEW YORK TIMES The Jerusalem Quartet is renowned for their remarkable individual versatility in addition to their exceptional musical teamwork. Their seamless blend and richly characterized performances make them an audience favorite worldwide. The ensemble revels in a warm, … Read more

Handel and Haydn Society

“The group pulled off the marathon concert with aplomb, shining with delightful liveliness.” THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the Brandenburgs? Johann Sebastian Bach’s treasury of instrumental music — dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant  —when played on period instruments promises an unparalleled immersion into the great master’s music. … Read more

“Sirocco”: Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe

“‘Sirocco’ is a once in a lifetime experience.” PLAYS TO SEE Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a great storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of music and cultural traditions from across the globe. Guest directed and narrated by astounding South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, this is music for the people … Read more

Palaver Strings + little house dance: “Noisefloor”

“One of the most compelling things I’ve seen on stage in a while.” ODC DANCE STORIES “Lively and emotional performances given without a conductor.” THE GUARDIAN Palaver Strings joins forces with contemporary dance collective, little house dance, to present Noisefloor an immersive physical, visual, and musical experience with the performers activating the stage as well … Read more

Zlata Chochieva, piano

“I can think of few piano recitals finer than this.” SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL Hailed by Gramophone magazine as “one of the most consistently inspired, masterfully executed and beautiful-sounding versions I can recall” and included in Gramophone’s list of 10 Greatest Frédéric Chopin recordings, F. Chopin: Complete Etudes thrust Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva to international … Read more

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

“…impressive sophistication and complexity of phrasing, elegant articulation and an impeccable sense of balance… What sets the Academy apart from other ensembles is its exceptional musical intelligence.” SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Lauded as one of the great classical ensembles of the day, Academy of St Martin … Read more

Fauré Quartett

“There’s such a passionate involvement about their playing.” THE GUARDIAN PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY A highlight of Ovations’ 2020-21 virtual season, the Fauré Quartett returns live with a program of works composed by Gabriel Fauré, Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms all specifically for piano quartet instrumentation. Founded in 1995 and … Read more

Janice Carissa

“A fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive.” PHILIDELPHIA INQUIRER PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, pianist Janice Carissa is lauded for playing that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Born in Indonesia, … Read more

Miró Quartet & Soprano Karen Slack

“There is nuance, handsome phrasing and meticulous playing in every bar.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE PROGRAM NOTES READ LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY Recognized by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity,” the Miró Quartet is regarded as one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets featuring Daniel Ching, violin, William … Read more