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Woodland String Quartet

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Woodland String Quartet will perform their 48th annual concert at the Scotch Plains Public Library. This year’s theme is Mozart and Tangos.

This year’s theme is Mozart and tangos anchored by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s string quartet #21 in D major K575 written in 1789. The rest of the program will consist of Alexander Borodin Quartet #2; movements one and three. Tangos are El Choclo, La Comparsita and Por una Cabeza.

This program is free and open to all interested participants. Registration is not required for this event, and seating will be on a first come, first seated basis beginning at 1:45pm. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

String quartet #21 in D major K. 575
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756-December 5,1791)
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto & Trio
IV. Allegretto

Quartet #2
By Alexander Borodin (November 12, 1833-February 27, 1887))
Allegro moderato (movement #1)
Nocturne (movement #3)“ And this is my beloved”
Used in Kismet

El Choclo,
Tempo di Tango Argentine
by Angel Gregorio Villoldo (Feb 16, 1861 -Oct 14, 1919)

La Comparsita
by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez (March 28, 1897 – April 25, 1948)

Por una Cabeza.
Tempo di Tango Lento
by Carlos Gardel (December 11, 1890 – June 24, 1935)

First Violinist Debra Biderman, of Edison N.J. has been performing with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1967 and is a private instructor of violin and viola at the Biderman Academy of Music in Edison. She is a frequent soloist and recitalist, and is on the board of trustees of the Education Outreach, Marketing committees of the New Jersey Symphony, facilitator for M.A.S.H. (a support group). program chair and co-president of N.C.J.W, Metro-Jersey Section.

Violinist Lubove Schnable, from Fanwood N.J. is involved in chamber music and community orchestras in the tri-state area. She is the founder and director of the Woodland Quartet which began in August 1970 performing at the Scotch Plains Library with Luba and Marsha Peterson on violin; Priscilla Bruno ,viola, and Arnold Kvam on ‘cello. With various personnel, a performance by The Woodland Quartet has continued every year since 1970.

Violist James Dykema, of Morristown,N.J. is an active musician in Northern New Jersey performing in chamber music with many years as principal violist with the Summit Symphony. He retired from a career in facilities management in New York.

Cellist Douglas Hardin, is a retired computer specialist from AT&T Labs who also plays early period music on the viola da gamba. Dr. Hardin studied cello with Laslzo Varga and Janos Starker, and viola da gamba with Laura Jeppeson and Jane Ryan. He performs with the Plainfield and South Orange Symphonies, as well as the Cisraritarian Consort of Viols.


September 16, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States


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(908) 322-5007 ext 204