The Casey String Quartet will perform a Chamber Concert on Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM at the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. The quartet is comprised of violinist Miho Matsuno, violinist Robert Lawrence, violist Martha McAdams and cellist Patricia Edens
The concert program includes a selection of classical works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, and Britten, three composers whose works the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will be performing at their next concert at Symphony Hall on April 15th.
Miho Matsuno, a member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra since 1992, has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has performed at major concert venues in and around New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Town Hall, and Broadway theaters. Ms. Matsuno was a violin instructor and chamber music coach for 20 years at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City.
Ms. Matsuno received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Christine Dethier and Joseph Fuchs. She also attended Mount Holyoke College with a focus on English Literature. A native of Yokohama, Japan, Ms. Matsuno resides in the Riverdale section of New York City.
Robert Lawrence has had a varied performing career, ranging from Karl Munchinger’s Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra to the acclaimed Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince. He studied at Yale University and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Bob is currently the director of programming as well as violinist for the All Seasons Chamber Players (NJ), concertmaster of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and a longtime member of the first violin section of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. He has frequently served as concertmaster of Opera Saratoga (formerly Lake George Opera Festival) in Saratoga Springs, NY. Bob has also appeared at the Grand Teton, Colorado, and Spoleto Festivals. He has taught privately through the RiverArts program in Westchester, NY since 2005.
Tish Edens, cellist, toured throughout the U.S. as principal cellist with the New York City Opera National Company. She has performed with such Broadway shows as Annie Get Your Gun, Annie and West Side Story, as well as on tour with Andrea Bocelli. She was a featured cellist in Carnegie Hall performances with the Israeli folk singer Debbie Friedman. She has also appeared with the School of American Ballet Orchestra, the Queens Symphony, the Springfield Symphony (Mass.) and as principal cellist of the Bar Harbor Festival Orchestra and the Jackson Heights Orchestra. She is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School, where she studied with Richard Kapuscinski and Harvey Shapiro.
Peggy McAdams – Ms. McAdams received a Bachelor of Music from Hartt College of Music, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Raphael Bronstein and Arianna Bronne. She had additional violin studies with Itzhak Pearlman and viola studies with William Lincer. Ms. McAdams has performed throughout the East Coast as an ensemble member of the New York Five, Bar Harbor Festival Ensemble, Moments Musical, Seraphim Trio and Satin Dolls String Quartet. She has appeared as a guest artist with the Kosciuszko Foundation Chamber Music Series, Craftsbury Chamber
Players and Bronx Arts Ensemble and recorded on Cottage records.
As a freelance musician Ms. McAdams has played with many orchestral
ensembles including the Springfield Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic and Queens Symphony. She has performed in numerous Broadway shows and has toured with various ensembles to Europe, Asia and South America.