Concert I: "Americana"
It's summertime once again, and that means that the Second City Chamber Series opens its season as usual in the beautiful Wagner House at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. Lakewold Gardens will open at 6:30 PM for you to enjoy garden strolls and picnics on the terrace, followed by music to match! A bar at Lakewold Gardens will also open at 6:30 PM should you wish to purchase alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages during your picnic or stroll. (Please note that outside alcohol is strictly not allowed.)
Parking is limited at this venue, so we encourage you to carpool with friends!
Concert Details
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Skyros Quartet
Sarah Pizzicemi & James Moat, violins 
Justin Kurys, viola
Willie Braun, cello 
Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a concert of American chamber music? Join us at the spectacular Lakewold Gardens for a delightful summer program. Among the works featured are an eccentric string quartet written by Benjamin Franklin when he lived in Paris, a string quartet by minimalist composer Philip Glass based on his film score to the movie Bent, a string quartet representing the immigrant experience in Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet, and a string quartet written by gifted African-American composer Florence Price.
To perform all of this great music, the Second City Chamber Series is pleased to present for the first time, the Skyros Quartet, an ensemble from our own Pacific Northwest. The exciting Skyros Quartet, comprised of violinists Sarah Pizzichemi and Brandon Vance, violist Justin Kurys, and cellist Willie Braun, has performed at Benaroya Hall as part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, as well as the Aspen Music Festival, the Sunflower Music Festival and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society in Ontario, Canada.
"[The Skyros Quartet] takes to each piece with a ravishing, articulate, sonically appealing approach that has passion more than sentiment, fully coherent phrasing and a sort of introspective reading."
-- Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
Click Below to hear the Skyros Quartet play the Mendelssohn F minor string quartet!
Art Zone: The Skyros Quartet performs Mendelssohn
Program: Benjamin Franklin: String Quartet
Philip Glass: Suite from “Bent”
Florence Price: String Quartet in G major
Antonín Dvorák: “American” String Quartet
Artistic Director Svend Rønning has been eager to feature the Skyros Quartet for several seasons and is delighted to have them on the Series for this special event!
2019-2020 Season at a Glance
July 3, 2019
7:30 pm
Concert I: "Americana"
Skyros Quartet
Sarah Pizzicemi & James Moat, violins; 
Justin Kurys, viola; Willie Braun, cello
Lakewold Gardens
July 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Concert II: "Town & Country"
Svend Rønning, violin; Brian Wharton, cello; Judith Cohen, piano
Lakewold Gardens
October 20, 2019
4:00 pm
Concert III: "Willa Doppmann and Her Legacy"
Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano; Cindy Renander, clarinet; 
Svend Rønning, violin; Haeyoon Shin, cello; Lark Powers, piano
Annie Wright School
March 1, 2020
4:00 pm
Concert IV: "That's Entertainment!"
Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin; Li-Tan Hsu, piano
Lakewold Gardens
March 20, 2020
6:00 pm
Young Chamber Players Recital
with the Tacoma Youth Chorus
Skyline Presbyterian Church
May 15, 2020
7:30 pm
Concert V: "Hymns & Spirituals"
Choral Arts Northwest
Director Robert Bode
Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma
Children and families are welcome at our concerts. If your child can't sit through a movie at a cinema, they may not yet be ready to be in our audience. 
Thank you for your consideration.
All our concerts are wheelchair-accessible. If you need extra assistance getting from your car to our concert venue, please call 253-572-8863 and we will gladly assist you.
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