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Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet: Music in the Digital Age

July 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet as they perform exciting new works and old favorites that have gained popularity through TikTok and other social media platforms. This concert marks the beginning of the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s 52nd season, which focuses on the human condition. Bring a lawn chair and snacks and enjoy compositions ranging from Shostakovich to Ariana Grande.


Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Spring I – Recomposed by Max Richter

Burgundy in AutumnNia Imani Franklin

Thank U NextAriana Grande

Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Stage OrchestraDimitri Shostakovich

Merry Go Round of Life –  Joe Hisaishi

Bubblegum Grass/Peppermint FieldAngélica Negrón 

String Quartet in B minor –  Teresa Carreño
Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro risoluto

Jorge Avila, violin

Honduran-born violinist JORGE ÁVILA has won consistent high praise from The New York Times through his many appearances as a soloist, concertmaster, recitalist, and chamber musician. A recipient of various awards and honors, Jorge received his Green Card under the “Extraordinary Talent” category, later becoming a US citizen. He was awarded first prize at the 2001 Mu Phi Epsilon Music Competition, and the Omar del Carlo Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Center. Jorge is concertmaster of the Ridgefield Symphony, DCINY and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series, and is a longtime artist member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble. He has appeared as concertmaster with the Stamford, Westfield and Greenwich Symphonies.  In 2015 Jorge served as concertmaster of the orchestra appearing with His Holiness, Pope Francis, at a televised Mass held at Madison Square Garden.

Susan Dominguez
SUSAN DOMINGUEZ enjoys a busy career as a violinist and educator in New York City and abroad. She is a violinist with Oratorio Society of New York and Musica Sacra Orchestras, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, North/South Chamber Ensemble, Antara Ensemble, Roanoke Opera Orchestra, and the St. Ignatius Loyola and St. John the Divine Sacred Music Choral Ensembles.  Susan is active throughout the year performing in NYC’s finest venues including Carnegie Hall; Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall and in both On and Off-Broadway Theaters. She is a national faculty member of The Art of Science Learning and founding violinist of the Bedford String Quartet; resident artist ensemble since 2012 at the GE Global Management Development Institute.
Sally Shumway

Violist SALLY SHUMWAY has been an artist member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble since 1991. She appears on BAE recordings in works by Carlos Surinach, Robert Baksa, Meyer Kupferman, Soong Fu Yuan, Allen Brings and Roberto Sierra.  Sally is a longtime member of the American Symphony Orchestra, and also appears on movie soundtracks, TV jingles and Broadway soundtracks. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Manhattan School of Music, and is on the faculty of the Ridgewood (NJ) Conservatory.

Carlo Pellettieri

CARLO PELLETTIERI first became interested in music singing in the boy choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in his native NYC. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree at Eastman School of Music and master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. He toured Europe as Principal Cello of the New American Chamber Orchestra after graduation. He later toured throughout the U.S. with the New York City Opera National Company. Carlo has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York Oratorio Society, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and Ridgefield Symphony. He’s played with the Greenwich Symphony for 20 years under the leadership of Maestro David Gilbert. As a Chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Gainsborogh Trio. Carlo is also an active Broadway musician playing in some 30 shows.


July 29, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Van Cortlandt House Museum
6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, NY 10471 United States
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