Welcome from the Artistic Director

Oskar Espina-Ruiz of UNC School of the Arts 7/13/12

Welcome to Our Second Decade!

To better serve our growing audience, Treetops CMS is moving! After 10 wonderful years at the Treetops estate, we are presenting our 11th concert season at three outstanding spaces in Fairfield County: the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford (The Fish Church) and the Kweskin Theatre (home to Curtain Call) in Stamford. These venues offer improved accessibility and more seating.

The season features more premier string quartets and groundbreaking programs than ever before, and our outreach program is expanding to include 10 community concerts. We are pleased to announce that Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is underwriting a portion this season’s outreach and that we continue to enjoy the support of the City of Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program.

We start the season with a festive Saturday evening concert featuring JACK Quartet, the American “rock-star” new-music string quartet. This concert and the one by the Jasper String Quartet feature our American Masters series, which takes a meaningful look at some of the most remarkable music being created in America today, including four outstanding women composers.

Our late-Beethoven string quartet cycle provides a prelude to the excitement surrounding the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020. This fascinating cycle will travel in both time and space as it moves through our three venues. We also take pride in presenting for the first time the music and culture of Japan, including works for koto and shakuhachi with string quartet.

As we enter our second decade, the music presented by Treetops CMS continues to be intimate, passionate and electrifying. I hope you will join us!

Oskar Espina Ruiz
Artistic Director