Living Composers

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7 PM ET

Thank you for joining us for the 2023-24 Levine Presents Performance Series.

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Strum | Jessie Montgomery

Summa | Arvo Pärt

Appalachian Polaroids | Steve Snowden

Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks | Caroline Shaw

I. The Ellipse
II. The Cutting Garden
III. The Herbaceous Border
IV. The Orangery
V. The Beech Tree


String Quartet No. 5 | Philip Glass


The 9th Street Quartet

Matt Richardson is a freelance violinist in the Metro-DC area and Professor of Violin at Randolph-Macon College in Richmond, VA. He frequently performs with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonic, the New Orchestra of Washington, The Williamsburg Symphony, the Maryland Lyric Opera, and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, among others. His orchestral experience also includes performances with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, the Virginia Opera, Opera on the James, the Mark Morris Dance Company, the International Chamber Orchestra of Washington, the Castleton Festival, the Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Apollo Orchestra, and the American Festival Pops Orchestra.

Jennifer Wade is an Arlington native and returned to the area in 2001 after completing her studies at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. While at Blair, she won the school’s prestigious Branscomb Award for overall excellence. Her primary teachers include Alexander Yudkovsky, and Gerald Greer, as well as Christian Teal and Cornelia Heard of the Blair String Quartet.

A native of central Pennsylvania, Liz O’Hara has a BM in Viola Performance from Temple University and an MM in Viola Performance from The Catholic University of America. In addition to the 9th Street Quartet, Liz launched ViolaCentric, a podcast and concert series, with duo partner and fellow violist Stephanie Knutsen. Liz is also an active orchestral violist across the region.

Cellist Andrew Rammon performs with the Grammy-nominated Eaken Piano Trio and the Lycoming Piano Trio, in addition to the 9th Street Quartet, and has toured as a soloist and in chamber ensembles across the United States, Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. As a teacher, he is on the faculty of Levine Music, Susquehanna University, and Lycoming College. During the summers, he teaches at the Pepperdine Summer Music Program in Heidelberg (Germany), helps lead Susquehanna University’s GO AUSTRIA trip, and is a co-director of the Williamsport Chamber Music Festival.