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Telegraph Quartet Performs at OHM BOCES

Telegraph Quartet 2020 The San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet held a special performance at the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES on Feb. 10.

The concert was a private performance for Strategic Transitional Education Program (STEPs) students and staff, and was made possible through the support of the John Winter Family Fund.

The concert was a great opportunity to expose students to a style of music they may have never heard before, engage with music in a real way and learn about the diversity of artistic expression. During their program at the OHM BOCES, the Quartet shared details about their instruments and techniques, and performed a variety of pieces, including works by Benjamin Britten and Felix Mendelssohn.

The Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; and Jeremiah Shaw, cello) shares a passion for the standard chamber music repertoire and contemporary, non-standard works alike. They have performed in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions across the United States and abroad, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Masters Series, and at festivals including the Chautauqua Institute, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and the Emilia Romagna Festival. The Quartet is currently on the chamber music faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the Quartet-in-Residence.

The concert was sponsored by The Chamber Music Society of Utica, one of the oldest chamber music presenting organizations in the country, dedicated to bringing world-class artists to central New York.

The Telegraph Quartet also held a public performance, sponsored by The Chamber Music Society of Utica on Feb. 9 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.