Last weekend, we had the excellent fortune to be in Reading, PA (Rachel’s hometown) at the same time as the Brentano Quartet! Not only did we get to hear them play some amazing concerts on the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading series – their Schubert G Major was jaw-dropping – we got to spend some quality time talking over the finer points of the quartet lifestyle. We especially had Nina Maria Lee captive, along with her husband Windsor, and their adorable daughter Anouk, as the three of them were staying at Rachel’s house… along with the entire Æolus Quartet… and of course a few of our pals from the Philadelphia area dropped by too. Needless to say, floor space was prime real estate. 3 air mattresses, 2 couches, and all the beds in the house!
Mark, Nina, Drs. Tom Souders and Neil Hoffman (FOCM,) Serena, and Misha
Sightreading Schubert Cello Quintet with Nina!!! Even after performing two full programs with her quartet, she was still game to read with us :)