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New York Philharmonic Musicians Coach Hoff-Barthelson Students

Qiang Tu is one of the members of  the New York Philharmonic who will coach student chamber music ensembles.
Qiang Tu is one of the members of the New York Philharmonic who will coach student chamber music ensembles. Photo Credit: New York Philarmonic

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Hoff-Barthelson Music School announced its twentieth annual Elaine Stamas New York Philharmonic Educational Residency, featuring members of the New York Philharmonic, on Sunday, April 10, at the Music School, 25 School Lane. 

This program, held annually each spring, is named in honor of Elaine Stamas, the school’s long-time Board of Trustees member and supporter of the Philharmonic program, who died in 2010. 

Four members of the Philharmonic, Anna Rabinova, violin; Qiang Tu, cello; Robert Rinehart, viola; and Mindy Kaufman, flute will coach student chamber music ensembles from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. 

Hoff-Barthelson’s chamber music program is a cornerstone of its entire performance curriculum; this season there are nearly 40 ensembles rehearsing and performing at the school. 

Students at all levels of proficiency are encouraged to explore the unique pleasure of making music with fellow young musicians. The New York Philharmonic Educational Residency gives twelve to sixteen of these ensembles the opportunity to perform for Philharmonic members, who share their comprehensive knowledge of ensemble playing and guide them to a higher understanding of technique, musicianship and musical style. The public is invited to observe the Educational Residency free of charge.

A chamber music recital featuring fourteen members of the Philharmonic along with guest artists will be presented at 5 p.m. T

he recital program will feature Dvořák's "Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 (Dumky)"; Beethoven’s "String Quartet in F minor, Quartetto Serioso"; and Hummel’s rarely heard "Septet." 

Admission to the recital is $28 general admission; $18 Seniors (65+); and free of charge for students. Program subject to change. To make a reservation to attend the afternoon session, purchase tickets for the evening recital, or for additional information, please call 914-723-1169 or e-mail

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