STOCKBRIDGE — Berkshire Chamber Players will be performing via Zoom in a benefit concert for Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Violinist Natalie RoseKress and violist Charlotte Malin will perform Haydn/Halvorsen's Passacaglia for violin and viola. The two then will be joined by violinist Robyn Quinnett and cellist Ronald Feldman in a performance of the Haydn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, "The Joke."
Hosting the concert are library director Wendy Pearson and music coordinator John Perkel. Tickets are available through the library website — stockbridgelibrary.org. Ticket purchasers will be sent a Zoom link to the concert.
A long-time member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra until he left in 2001 to pursue other interests, Feldman has appeared as cellist or guest conductor with a number of orchestras internationally and in the United States. He has collaborated with violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianists Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlsson. He was appointed music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and also serves as music director of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, based at Williams College, where he is artist in residence and lecturer in music.
A modern and Baroque chamber musician based in Washington, D.C., Kress performs frequently with Boston's Handel and Haydn Society; Shanghai Camerata at the Shanghai Conservatory; and LaGrande Bande in Minnesota. She also tours with Juilliard415. A three-time Tanglewood Fellow, Kress was awarded the Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center and performed with Pamela Frank and Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors with other Tanglewood alumni.
Based in Berlin and Western Massachusetts, Malin was principal viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and was a member of the Hartford Symphony, Albany Symphony, and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. She also has performed solo and with chamber ensembles at a variety of international music festivals. She has been a three-time fellow at Tanglewood Music Center.
Born on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, Quinnett began playing violin at the age of 8. The Juilliard graduate attended the Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festival and has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and recently has joined Opera Philadelphia