What does the Apollo Academy retreat sound like?

Participants in our 2018 retreat were immersed in the sounds of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms. Here are three selections recorded by the Alexander String Quartet — plus violist Toby Appel and cellist David Requiro — from their CD, Brahms: The String Quintets and Sextets:

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  • Brahms String Sextet No.1, Op 18 (mvt3)
  • Brahms String Sextet No. 2, Op 36 (mvt3)
  • Brahms String Quintet No.2, Op 111 (mvt3)

Read more about the opportunities for playing participants (chamber workshop sessions and evening chamber music reading sessions); classes and outings for non-playing participants; and the delightful “dinner concert” series (before and after dinner — both appetizer and dessert!). Registration is open: download an application here.

Below: ASQ collaborated with violist Toby Appel (standing, left) and cellist David Requiro (standing, right) on the recording of Brahms: The String Quintets and Sextets (wall sculpture by Louise Nevelson):