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Musical Storefronts: Emily Daggett Smith, violin; Melissa Reardon & Jia Kim, cello

February 2 at 4, 5 & 6 pm & February 4 at 12, 1 & 2 pm

Emily Daggett Smith Bio

Melissa Reardon Bio

Jia Kim Bio

February 2 & 4 Program

J. S. BACH  –  "Goldberg" Variations, BWV 988 (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

MOZART  –  Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto: Allegretto
4. Andante
5. Menuetto: Allegretto
6. Allegro

BEETHOVEN  –  String Trio No. 3 in G major, Op. 9, No. 1
I. Adagio - Allegro con brio
II. Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile
III. Scherzo - Allegro
IV. Presto


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Melissa Reardon Bio
Grammy-nominated violist Melissa Reardon is an internationally renowned performer whose solo and chamber playing spans all musical genres. She is the Artistic Director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival in Portland, ME, an Artist-in-Residence at Bard College and Conservatory, and a founding member and the Executive Director of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). As a member of the Ensō String Quartet from 2006 until its final season in 2018, Melissa toured both nationally and internationally, with highlight performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, among others. Lauded by Classical Voice for her “elegant” and “virtuosic” performances, the Massachusetts-born musician won first prize at the Washington International Competition, and she is the only violist to win top prizes in consecutive HAMS International viola competitions. A sought-after collaborative musician and teacher, Melissa has appeared in numerous festivals across the United States and around the world. She has toured with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and with Musicians from Marlboro. She held the post of Associate Professor of Viola at East Carolina University from 2007-2013 and earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory. Melissa is married to the cellist Raman Ramakrishnan and they live in NYC with their eight-year-old son Linus.