SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 3 p.m.

at the North Church of Portsmouth (2 Congress St.)

(two violins, viola, cello)

This September, the Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music 2019 invites you to listen to the Omer String Quartet.

The Omer Quartet received rave reviews from New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini for their NYC debut this winter, reprising the program they performed here in Portsmouth last fall. Tommasini called their Haydn “ebullient,” their Debussy “glowing and vividly dramatic” and their rendering of Beethoven’s notoriously difficult Grosse Fuge “fearless.” The quartet’s program in September will include Schubert’s Quartet n.10 in E-flat Major, written at age 16, but already showing the germs of his unique melodic voice; Brahms’ humorous and playful Quartet no. 3 in B-flat Major; and the disturbing but hauntingly beautiful Yiddishbuuk, by Osvaldo Golijov, with three sections based on apocryphal Hebrew psalms, ordered by their dedications, first to children interned in WW II concentration camps, then to Isaac Bashevis Singer and last to Leonard Bernstein.

ABOVE:  Omer String Quartet, from left to right: Alex Cox, cello; Erica Tursi, violin; Jinsun Hong, viola; and Mason Yu, violin. Photo: Matt Dine.



$250 per person / $500 per couple

Each patron receives a subscription ticket and invitations to post-concert receptions in private homes.


$75 for all four concerts Make checks payable to the following:

Portsmouth Athenaeum

PO BOX 848, Portsmouth, NH 03802

(Please note PACM on memo line)


Admission $20 (in advance or at the door)  


For more information on the Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music 2019 Series, click the image below.