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Stephen Harrison & Susan Freier


Artistic Directors


For a few years now we have been considering a different model, one that would allow us to continue to focus on wonderful chamber music while involving our dearest musical friends in a wide range of repertoire. The two of us have been playing quartets professionally for our entire musical lives – there are so many works we love that have had to remain in our hearts and heads (and most of the time off the stage!).


No…, we won’t be abandoning quartets entirely. But we are excited by all the marvelous possibilities and musical combinations this new venture, the Ives Collective, will open up to you and to us. Each season there will be quartets of all stripes, but there will also be singers, pianists, winds, and the occasional added string players.