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Samuel Rhodes, viola

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Samuel Rhodes has been a member of both the Juilliard String Quartet and the faculty of the Juilliard School for over 40 years. He has served on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been a participant in the Marlboro Festival since 1960. Rhodes has appeared as a guest artist with many ensembles including the Beaux Arts and Mannes Trios and with the American, Brentano, Cleveland, Galimir, Guarneri, Pro-Arte, Mendelssohn and Sequoia String Quartets.

Mr. Rhodes received his instrumental training from Sydney Beck and Walter Trampler. He has a B.A. from Queens College, New York and an M.F.A. from Princeton University where he studied composition with Roger Sessions and Earl Kim.

"Master of the viola fit to stand with the instrument’s greatest."

-Washington Post

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Momenta Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Poll: String Quartet, Suite Sicilienne [World Premiere/PCMS Commission in honor of Robert Capanna]
Singleton: Quartet No. 3, Somehow We Can [Philadelphia Premiere]
Fernández: Quartet No. 2, Sin tiempo [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schulhoff: String Sextet

 

This concert is supported by The Presser Foundation.

Escher Quartet
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Escher Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Alexander Schneider Concert

Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Britten: Quartet in C Major, Op. 36
Bruckner: String Quintet in F Major

Juilliard Quartet
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Juilliard Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, Quartettsatz
Carter: Quartet No. 1
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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Daedalus Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 80
Bartók: Quartet No. 2
Schulhoff: Five Pieces for Quartet
Schulhoff: String Sextet

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Trio Cavatina w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
Kirchner: Piano Trio No. 1
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

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Hiroko Yajima, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a, Ten Variations and Rondo on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 26, B. 56
Fauré Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15

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Harumi Rhodes, violin; Hiroko Yajima, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Donald MacCourt, heckelphone; Gilbert Kalish, piano

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 3:00 PM

Location: Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hindemith: String Trio No. 2
Hindemith: Trio for Viola, Heckelphone, and Piano, Op. 47
Hindemith: String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32

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Ying Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and David Soyer, cello

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2004 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 50, No. 1, Hob. III:44
Higdon: Southern Harmony [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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Brentano Quartet; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Joel Krosnick, cello

Date: Friday, March 22, 2002 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5, Hob. III:35
Janáček: Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Dawe: Quartet No. 2, “Liber de Arte Contrapuncti” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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Hiroko Yajima, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Stephanie Brown, piano

Date: Monday, May 1, 2000 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28
Hindemith: String Trio No. 1, Op. 34
Fauré: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45

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Magellan Quartet

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 1999 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: String Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
Berg: Lyrische Suite 
Brahms: String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

New York Times

“A remarkably sensitive violist.”

Washington Post

“Master of the viola fit to stand with the instrument’s greatest.”

Boston Herald

“The texture of his sound is in itself a wonder.”

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