Fairmount Strings

About Fairmount Strings

For over thirty years, Fairmount Strings has been providing the highest quality live music for private events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events and private parties, and for religious and memorial services. Fairmount Strings’ concertizing division – the Fairmount String Quartet and the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble - is known for its “rousing and warmhearted” (Phila.Inquirer) string quartet performances, inspiring educational programs and exciting collaborations with professional and student choirs and dance companies.

Public Events

October 20, 2018 – 7:30pm
Harmony for Humanity Concert

The Fairmount String Quartet performs its annual "Harmony for Humanity" concert as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global concert network affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship and our shared humanity. 

The program includes:
Haydn - String Quartet Op. 76, #2 "The Quinten"
Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Shostakovich - String Quartet #3
Higdon - Amazing Grace

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Chapel
8855 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118

Admission is free.
Suggested donation: $25 adults, $5 students

October 21, 2018 – 3:00pm
Harmony for Humanity Concert

The Fairmount String Quartet performs its annual "Harmony for Humanity" concert as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global concert network affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship and our shared humanity. 

The program includes:
Haydn - String Quartet Op. 76, #2 "The Quinten"
Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Shostakovich - String Quartet #3
Higdon - Amazing Grace

All Saints' Church
16 All Saints' Rd.
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is free.
Suggested donation: $25 adults, $5 students

November 4, 2018 – 6:30am
All Souls Day at PCCH

The Fairmount String Quartet performs All Soul's Day service with the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill's Gallery Choir under the direction of Daniel Spratlan.

Selections to be performed include:
Part - Da Pacem Domine
(composed as a tribute to the victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombings)
Beethoven - Elegischer Gesang
Faure - Selections from "Requiem" 

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118
 

November 30, 2018 – 7:30pm
Christmas at Valley Forge!

Members of the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble perform excerpts from Handel's "Messiah" and music of the season with the students and faculty of Valley Forge University under the direction of Dr. William DeSanto.

Flower Chapel
Valley Forge University
1401 Charlestown Rd.
Phoenixville, PA  19460

December 1, 2018 – 7:30pm
Christmas at Valley Forge!

Members of the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble perform excerpts from Handel's "Messiah" and music of the season with the students and faculty of Valley Forge University under the direction of Dr. William DeSanto.

Flower Chapel
Valley Forge University
1401 Charlestown Rd.
Phoenixville, PA  19460

February 23, 2019 – 7:30pm
Fairmount String Quartet Concert

The Fairmount String Quartet performs with guest pianist Ken Lovett.

The program includes:
Puccini - Crisantemi
Mozart - String Quartet in Eb, K. 428
Brahms - Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

All Saints' Church
16 All Saints' Rd.
Princeton, NJ  08540

Admission is free.
Suggested donation: $25 adults, $5 students

February 24, 2019 – 3:00pm
Fairmount String Quartet Concert

The Fairmount String Quartet performs with guest pianist Ken Lovett.

The program includes:
Puccini - Crisantemi
Mozart - String Quartet in Eb, K. 428
Brahms - Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Sanctuary
8855 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118

Admission is free.
Suggested donation: $25 adults, $5 students


 

March 17, 2019 – 3:00pm
The Creation

The Fairmount Chamber Ensemble performs Haydn's "The Creation" with the Drexel University Chorus under the direction of Dr. Steven Powell.

Main Auditorium
Drexel University 
3141 Chestnut St.
Phila., PA  19104

General Admission $8

April 7, 2019 – 4:00pm
Fairmount Strings at PCCH

Fairmount Strings musicians perform with the Gallery Choir of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill under the direction of Daniel Spratlan.
Program TBA

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118

April 26, 2019 – 8:00pm
Red, White and Blue

The Fairmount String Quartet performs French and American works.

The program includes:
Beach - Quartet for Strings in One Movement, Op. 89
Higdon - Sky Quartet
Gershwin - Lullaby
Debussy - String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Chapel
8855 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118

Admission is free.
Suggested donation: $25 adults, $5 students

June 9, 2019 – 3:00pm
Epithalamion

The Fairmount Chamber Ensemble performs Vaughn Williams' "Epithalamion" with the Drexel University Chorus under the direction of Dr. Steven Powell.

Great Court, Main Building 
Drexel University 
3141 Chestnut St.
Phila., PA  19104

Admission is free!