Intimate Voices Presents...


2015-2016 Season

9th Season Opening

A Note from the Music Director

Sheila ReinholdJoin us Saturday evening November 11 for the opening concert of our ninth season at our home, the lovely and acoustically excellent sanctuary of CSAIR (Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel) in Riverdale, the Bronx. Renée Jolles and I will be joined by violist Mark Holloway and cellist Melissa Meell for an evening of music for duo, trio and quartet.

We will open with Haydn's Quartet Op. 64 No. 6, one of the first quartets Haydn wrote with an eye to the broader audiences of London rather than for his long-time patrons and exclusive employers, the Esterházy princes and their court. This charming and humorous work is also a radically adventuresome tour de force in its use of harmony and counterpoint. Next, Renée and I will play the virtuosic Sonata for Two Violins by Miklós Rózsa, a Hungarian émigré best known for his Hollywood film work, including the Academy Award-winning scores for Spellbound and Ben-Hur. After intermission, Melissa, Mark and I will play Tanec ("Dance") by Hans Krása, an extraordinary short movement for string trio written in the Terezin deportation camp in 1944 by the Czech composer before he was sent to his death in Auschwitz. The concert will close with Schumann's romantic and tender String Quartet Op. 41 No. 2, written during an outpouring of creativity not long after Schumann's marriage to his beloved Clara.

Our evening will be enhanced by the first of this season's Tastings@IntimateVoices, a sampling of artisanal, all-natural kosher cheeses provided once again by our friend Brent Delman, a/ka/aThe Cheese Guy. As always, there will be refreshments at intermission and the after-concert reception. Admission includes all food and drink.

Doors open at 7:30 for cheeses, wine, tea and coffee. Music will begin at 8:00 PM.

Click here to order tickets online by credit card. Tickets can also be purchased at the door by check/cash.

Our expanded community outreach will get underway later in the season, with visits to area nursing homes and the VA Medical Center, school visits for special-needs children, and our sensory/autism-friendly Family Program welcoming all families to CSAIR on Sunday March 4. We are also thrilled to tell you that NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital has joined us for the third straight season as our Corporate Community Partner. Their generous support – along with your continued donations! – makes all this possible.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday evening November 11, and to chatting with you after the concert over a cup of tea or glass of wine!

-Sheila Reinhold

PS - New to Intimate Voices? Not sure if you want a subscription? Come and join us on November 11. Then present your ticket stub at our January 20 concert to be credited towards your subscription. Or email us and we will have your tickets waiting!


2017-2018 Saturday Evening Concerts at CSAIR

Cheese GuySaturday November 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Haydn, String Quartet Op.64 No.6
Miklós Rózsa, Sonata for Two Violins Op.15a
Hans Krása, Tanec (Dance) for string trio
Schumann, String Quartet Op.41 No.2


Saturday January 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Intimate Baroque chamber works for various combinations of two violins, cello and harpsichord by Bach, Couperin and others.


Saturday March 3, 2018 at 8:00 PMSkyview Wine & Sprits
Arriaga, String Quartet #2
Kodály, Serenade Op.12 for two violins and viola
Lei Liang, Gobi Canticle for violin and cello
Beethoven, String Quartet Op.18 No.3

To view a listing of our past seasons' programs, click here.


Family ProgramsSunday Afternoon Family Program at CSAIR - FREE!

Interactive, informal, and sensory/autism-friendly!
Sunday, March 4th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Interactive, sensory/autism-friendly family program features lively explorations of selections of great chamber music. Designed for ages 5 and up, this one-hour program will also be enjoyed by younger children who are particularly drawn to music, and by adults of all ages. We welcome all families!


Artists/ 2017-2018 Season

Mark Holloway


Violist Mark Holloway is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed at venues around the world, appeared at festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor and Ravinia, served as guest principal of the American Symphony and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and played with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus.

Remee Jolles


Violinist Renée Jolles has given solo performances with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and has premiered hundreds of works worldwide. She is a concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and a member of Continuum and the Jolles Duo, and has performed at festivals such as Marlboro, Bard, Bowdoin and Taos. She is Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music.

Melissa Meell


Cellist Melissa Meell has appeared with ensembles such as Musicians from Marlboro, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, New York Philomusica Chamber Ensemble, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and was twice a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. She is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which she has also appeared as soloist.

Sheila Reinhold


Violinist Sheila Reinhold, founder and Music Director of Intimate Voices, first performed as soloist with orchestra at age nine. At fourteen she began five years of study with Jascha Heifetz, and her varied career has included chamber music with Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky, solo appearances with Zubin Mehta and André Kostelanetz, and premiers of solo and chamber works for both violin and viola.

Dov Scheindlin


Violist Dov Scheindlin has performed chamber music in 28 countries around the globe. He is a member and Artistic Director of Orpheus and an associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets, and appeared as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Munich Philharmonic, among others.

Carsten Schmidt


Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt enjoys a flourishing career as a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor, and has performed widely throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, including venues such as the Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall in the US. His repertoire ranges from the early Baroque to new works, of which he has premiered more than 100. He is Professor of Music at Sarah Lawrence College.


Sophie Shao


Cellist Sophie Shao, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career grant and prizewinner at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky Competitions, has performed in recital, as soloist and as chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her many collaborations have included Tan Dun's Ghost Opera with Cho-Liang Lin and performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Shanghai Quartet.


James Wilson


Cellist James Wilson performs on Baroque as well as modern cello, with repertoire ranging from the late-17th century to new works especially written for him. He is a member of Orpheus and the Artistic Director of the Richmond-based Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. A former member of the Shanghai and Chester String Quartets and the Da Capo Chamber Players, he has recorded and toured extensively world-wide.


2017-2018 Ticket Information

Saturday Evening Tickets
Single ticket $30, $25 senior, $15 student/under 30
3-concert subscription $70
Concert Series ticket prices include refreshments and reception


Sunday Afternoon Family Program
Sensory/Autism - Friendly
Sunday, March 4th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
FREE! Thanks to support from the Community


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We are delighted that this series continues to receive strong support from local businesses of all kinds. Please patronize the businesses listed below, and thank them for their generous support!

If you would like your business to join us for the 2017-2018 season, and help us continue to build this community-enhancing series by advertising in our program booklets, write us at We have rates to suit all budgets.

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Abway Security Systems*
301 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705

Charles Brophy, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*

Brown's Jewelers**
5690 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Buunni Coffee
3702 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463

Cora Hardware/Housewares*
5900 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

The Corner Café*
3781 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Hudson Parkway Pharmacy*
5700 Mosholu Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Barbara Jurist, Associate Broker, Sotheby's International Realty*
3732 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10463

Kai Fan Asian Cuisine
3717 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

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Larry the Locksmith**
3703 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

3555 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Montefiore, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine*

Lee Moskof, Associate Broker, Halstead Property Riverdale*

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, P.A.*
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Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance*
3265 Johnson Avenue, Suite #305, Bronx, NY 10463

Susanna Saarinen, Broker, Access Property Group
4975 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

State Farm Insurance, John Ciorra, Agent**
5923 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471

Vacuum World Stores*
5902 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Renee White, Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate*
3544 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463

Special thanks to those businesses who are generously providing the Tastings@IntimateVoices for the 2017-2018 concert series:*

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Thanks also to both the North Riverdale Merchants Association and the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corp. for their advice and encouragement. Please support their members.

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