CONCERT UPDATE: Due to the recent passing of violinist Geoff Nuttal, the St. Lawrence Quartet will no longer join us for this performance. The Isidore String Quartet will be performing in their place with a completely different program. More details to come in early 2023.

Isidore String Quartet

April 23, 2023

Isidore String Quartet

Winners of the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based 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 new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’

The members of the quartet 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 under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick. In addition to Mr. Krosnick, the ISQ has coached with Joseph Lin, Astrid Schween, Laurie Smukler, Joseph Kalichstein, Roger Tapping, Timothy Eddy, Donald Weilerstein, Atar Arad, Bob McDonald, Christoph Richter, Miriam Fried, and Paul Biss, while performing in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Ravinia Festival.

Concert Information


HAYDN: String Quartet No. 25 in C major, Op. 20, No. 2
CHILDS: String Quartet No. 2 “Awakening


BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36

Program Notes

Download the program notes in PDF format.


Temple Beth-El
Address: 211 Belknap Place
Time: 3:15 PM


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

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