Friends of Music

The Ringwood Friends of Music Announces our 38th Anniversary Season


Our next concert will be presented

BOTH In-Person AND Virtually:

Brandenburg - Kennedy - Chang Trio

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Note: Advance Registration is Required for ALL Concerts

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Brandenburg - Kennedy - Chang Trio

Emily Brandenburg, viola – Bixby Kennedy, clarinet – Shawn Chang, piano

LIVE at 3:00pm ET



♪ Max Bruch: Acht Stücke, Op 83

♪ Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op 132

♪ Astor Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango

The Brandenburg Kennedy Chang Trio will perform LIVE In-Person 3:00pm-3:45pm ET at the Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Rd., Ringwood, NJ 07456. A second concert 1:30pm-2:15pm ET will be added, if needed, to support Social Distancing.

MASKS and Proof of Vaccination are REQUIRED to attend this in-person event.

For those who prefer to view the concert online at home, a recording of the 3pm concert will be broadcast VIRTUALLY at 8pm ET on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

The trio will join us online after the recorded broadcast for a LIVE Q&A.

About the Artists

Admired for his “marvelous ringing tone” (Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union) Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. He has performed concerti with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Bloomington Sinfonietta, and Indiana University Symphony. As a chamber musician, Bixby has performed throughout the US and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center and Marlboro Music Festival. He has appeared as a guest artist with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Kennedy is joined by violist Emily Brandenburg, who holds a Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale University and a Masters degree from New England Conservatory. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Evansville where she was also principal viola of the Evansville Philharmonic and violist of the Eykamp String Quartet. She currently plays with the Metropolis Ensemble in NYC.

Completing the Trio is Taiwanese-Canadian pianist and composer Shawn Chang. His international career was recently lauded for his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 that “emphasized the melodic, lyrical aspect of the work... It was a beautiful performance” - The Riverdale Press.

"Bixby Kennedy played with admirable suppleness and beauty of tone. He was unquestionably the star of this performance..." -Allan Kozinn – New York Times

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