Breakout Classical Musicians of the Future to Perform at the Quick, Nov. 3

Breakout Classical Musicians of the Future to Perform at the Quick, Nov. 3

The annual Howard and Katherine Aibel Memorial Concert will feature inaugural chamber music performances by Young Concert Artists.

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Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is proud to present its inaugural chamber music performance by Young Concert Artists (YCA) on Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. The event serves as the annual Howard and Katherine Aibel Memorial Concert.

YCA has been focused on supporting and launching the careers of extraordinary young musicians for more than 60 years, providing them with extensive training and opportunities to take their careers to the highest level. Their rigorous audition process ensures that only the most talented musicians join the extensive three-year YCA Artist Fellowship Program. 

“This is an opportunity to see the most sought-after, talented, and highly trained young musicians of our time,” said Peter Van Heerden, executive director of the Quick Center. “These are the performers that you will be hearing about in the years to come. We are honored to have them perform at the Quick for the first time.”

This performance offers a special program of chamber music and song, featuring Chinese violinist Lun Li, Danish cellist Jonathan Swensen, Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit, American tenor Daniel McGrew, and American bass-baritone Joseph Parrish.

The program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs (6) for 2 voices & piano, Op. 63,” Richard Strauss’s “Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4,” and Robert Schumann’s “Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63,” among other selections.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Howard and Katherine Aibel Foundation, the Lundberg Family Foundation, Norman and Celeste LaCroix and Fairfield Hamlet Hub. Tickets are now on sale on for $35, or $25 for Quick Members. For more information, contact the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010, Monday through Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m. 

Posted On: October 17, 2023

Volume: 55 Number: 30

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