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St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral


Sunday worship times;
8:00 am Rite I Eucharist
10:30 am Rite II Choral Eucharist

Wednesday Healing Services
12:00pm




Celtic Spirituality Nights
6:00pm
September 29
October 27
November 24


We are wheelchair accessible. Free parking, including accessible parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the church.
St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral was built in 1897 and consecrated in 1899.It is the fifth church edifice built in this same location and was designed by Philadelphia architect Charles Marquedant Burns, Jr. (1838-1922).  Chartered in 1817, St. Stephen's has a rich history of worship in the Anglican tradition.


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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society:

  at

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
35 S Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


St. Stephen’s will be proud to host The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society in its upcoming Concert Season

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The Opulent Oboe

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society proudly opens its 2018-2019 season with oboist, Rong-Huey Liu. Explore the unique oboe quartet repertoire from the light and quirky Oboe Quartet by Sir Malcolm Arnold, the delightful Mozart Oboe Quartet, to the fantastical Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet. Dr. Liu’s radiant oboe playing is not to be missed!

Date: SATURDAY, November 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM 

Program:
• Malcolm Arnold Oboe Quartet, Op. 61
• W.A. Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 • Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet

Performers: Rong-Huey Liu, oboe; John Michael Vaida, violin; Amy Iwazumi, viola; Miho Weber, cell


Balancing Act

Open the new year with a special concert featuring the music of Baljinder Sekhon. Praised as "Clearly knowing the power of sonority" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sekhon’s works have garnered much acclaim especially for his pioneering works for the saxophone and percussion. Performing these works will be the saxophone and guitar duo, Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone, and Matthew Slotkin, guitar). Formed in 2002, the duo has performed over 300 concerts in all 50 states, 8 Canadian Provinces, and 20 countries on 6 continents. They have commissioned and premiered forty pieces and have recorded five albums.
Date: SATURDAY, January 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM


Program:
• Baljinder Sekhon "Balancing Act" for saxophone and guitar
• Baljinder Sekhon Sonata of Puzzles, for saxophone and piano
• Baljinder Sekhon Three Little Lights, for violin and piano • Aaron Copland Sonata for violin and piano

Performers: Joseph Murphy, saxophone; Matthew Slotkin, guitar; John Michael Vaida, violin; Eun-Joo Kwak, piano


Violin Visionaries

Award-winning Israeli violinist and recording artist Boris Abramov comes to NEPACMS to dazzle audiences with his "outstanding technical accomplishment and exceptional musical talent" (Fanfare Magazine). His exceptional sound paired with his electrifying presence and technical ease will not disappoint!

Date: SATURDAY, March 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM


Program:
Alessandro Rolla Little Duos for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. 3 TBA
Performers: Boris Abramov, violin; John Michael Vaida, violin/viola; Amy Iwazumi, viola



Duo Cello e Basso

NEPACMS is thrilled to highlight the double-bass and cello in a concert featuring the Duo Cello e Basso. Co-founders of Duo Cello e Basso are the husband and wife team, Pascale Delache-Feldman, double-bass, and Emmanuel Feldman, cello, both with extraordinary accomplishments and continuing successful careers. Revel in an evening filled with rarely performed works for double-bass and cello, including the lush Vaughn-Williams Piano Quintet, a relatively early work by Ralph Vaughn-Williams for piano, violin, viola, cello, and double-bass.

Date: SATURDAY, May 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM

Program:
• Ralph Vaughan-Williams Piano Quintet in C minor TBA
Performers: Hwaen Ch’uqi, piano; Amy Iwazumi, violin; John Michael Vaida, viola; Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Pascale Delache-Feldman, double-bass

About NEPACMS:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society (NEPACMS) is dedicated to fostering the growth and awareness of chamber music in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.

We present concerts and organize educational programs aimed at inspiring future generations of musicians and concert goers.

Chamber music is a form of performing art where musicians play together in an ensemble generally consisting of two to nine players. There is one player per part and aside from the musical skills necessary to execute the part, a social aspect is more pronounced than that of performing solo or in a symphonic orchestra. In a letter from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Carl Friedrich Zelter (the teacher of Felix Mendelssohn), he wrote that string quartet music was like "four rational people conversing." [1].
The "chamber" in chamber music is derived from the setting in which these works were performed, in a small chamber. For centuries, chamber music was played by amateur musicians in their homes. Even after chamber music has grown to be performed by professionals in concert halls, it is still widely enjoyed by amateur musicians today [2].
  1. Christina Bashford, "The string quartet and society" in Stowell (2003), p 4. The quote was from a letter to C.F. Zelter, November 9, 1829.
  2. Estelle Ruth Jorgensen, The Art of Teaching Music (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008): 153–54. ISBN 978-0-253-35078-7 (cloth); ISBN 978-0-253-21963-3 (pbk).
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