The Portsmouth Athenaeum presents this annual series of chamber music concerts held in historic properties around Portsmouth.

This fall, the public is invited to two chamber concerts.

Violinist Emil Altschuler, pianist Thomas Pandolfi, and cellist Allison Eldredge of the ASMI Chamber Ensemble.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 3 p.m.


at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

(violin, piano, cello)

UPDATE: Replacing the original group scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 3 p.m. at St. John’s Church will be the ASMI Chamber Ensemble with violinist Emil Altschuler, pianist Thomas Pandolfi, and cellist Allison Eldredge. They will perform Beethoven Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70 and Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op.101 and possibly one other short piece. Please join us on October 10!



Musicians from Noree Chamber Soloists, from top left clockwise: Emma Frucht, violin; Sung Jin Lee, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; and Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 3 p.m.


at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth

(two violins, viola, cello)

The Noree Chamber Soloists are an elite roster of New York-based young classical musicians, who themselves are on prestigious world stages and winners of top international competitions. They team together to perform chamber music programs that have won such praise as “musicality of high order” and “exquisite sensitivity” from the New York Concert Review.

In October, four Noree musicians will perform in Portsmouth: Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Emma Frucht, violin; Sung Jin Lee, viola; and Yi Qun Xu, cello. The group will be performing two of the most beloved examples of the string quartet repertoire: Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet in C Major, one of the six quartets dedicated to Joseph Hayden, which earned its nickname from its slow and chromatic introduction; and Dvorak’s American Quartet in F Major, written during the composer’s time in the U.S. with open, simple character based on its unifying pentatonic scale and frequently identified with American folk music.



$150 per person

Each Patron receives a ticket to concert series & post-concert receptions.

Please make checks payable to the Portsmouth Athenaeum.

Send to:

Portsmouth Athenaeum

PO BOX 366, Portsmouth, NH 03802

(Please note PACM on memo line)


Admission $25 (in advance or at the door)


If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask.

Following the chamber music concert series, there is a separate memorial concert.

Etching by Childe Hassam, 1895-1935, “Done from nature in Miss Dorothy Whitcomb’s car.” Collection of the Portsmouth Athenaeum.



at the North Church, Market Square

You are invited to attend a Memorial Concert to honor the Athenaeum members who passed away in 2020. Peter Sykes, Boston’s renowned harpsichordist, will perform at the North Church in Market Square. Sponsored by the Athenaeum, the Memorial Concert is free and open to the public.