Friends of Music

The Ringwood Friends of Music Announces our 39th Anniversary Season  

Classical Music Concerts


Our next free concert:   

Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 7pm ET

Aeolus Quartet

Nicholas Tavani - violin, Rachel Shapiro - violin, Caitlin Lynch - viola, Jia Kim - cello


♪ Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in C Major, Opus 54, No. 2

♪ Andrea Casarrubios - Overture and Chorale             

♪ Franz Schubert - String Quartet in G Major, No. 15, D. 887

This concert will be performed at the Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456.

Thank you for being a participant in this life enhancing experience.

About the Artists

With performances acclaimed for both “high-octane” excitement (Strad) and “dusky lyricism” (New York Times), the Aeolus Quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings "worthy of a major-league quartet" (Dallas Morning News). Formed in 2008, the Quartet is comprised of violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Caitlin Lynch, and cellist Jia Kim. 

The Aeolus Quartet has performed in venues ranging from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, to Dupont Underground, a subterranean streetcar station in DC's Dupont Circle. They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School and are currently Quartet-in-Residence at Musica Viva NY. 

“The quartet has a rich and warm tone combined with precise ensemble playing (that managed also to come across as fluid and natural), and an impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn.” 

- Mark Satola of the Cleveland Plain Dealer