I don’t think it gets much better than this: streaming the Kallos Chamber Music series “A la Carte,” was like having the best musicians playing fresh and interesting music with delicacy and passion right in your living room. What a perfect and needed uplift to our week! Thank you, thank you, thank you Kallos Chamber Group.
- Suzanne Stack
We at First Presbyterian Church are delighted to welcome
the Kallos Chamber Series to our lovely and resonant space. The concert in December was wonderful—
the quality of the playing was extraordinary,
and it was clear from the outset that the players and the audience were enjoying the experience together.
The series is indeed a unique and vital contribution to the
classical music scene in the New Haven area,
and we are proud to be a part of it.
- Patrick McCreless,
Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church
Professor of Music, Yale University
My husband and I love music and have attended many classical music concerts. The Kallos Chamber Music Series is different. In choosing to perform in small venues, I felt so much more of a connection with the Kallos musicians. The distance between the musician and concert goer dissolves in the gorgeous music and in the expertise of the musicians themselves. Every concert has been a wonderful surprise! Thank you for bringing Kallos to New Haven!
Kallos Chamber Music is everything a classical music fan can hope for. The quality of music is first-rate, and the staff are always super friendly. While most classical music venues are grandiose and therefore somewhat impersonal, Kallos always chooses intimate settings where the audience is only a few feet away from the musicians. We often forget that this was how chamber music was originally heard. Listening to Mozart and Beethoven in a salon setting was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. I feel truly fortunate to have been a member of Kallos’ fan base since its founding.
-Wenbin Gao, graduate student at Yale
Minyoung Kang has taken me on a musical journey for more than a decade now – from Rochester (Eastman) to New York (MSM) to New Haven (Yale). In her role as Artistic Director and pianist of Kallos, she and her Kallos partners continue to enrich my life with scintillating chamber music performances. This pandemic has had one positive effect on my life, that being that I can now enjoy Kallos performances without having to fly from California to the East Coast. It has been such a pleasure to meet her trio partners personally through their own self interviews and to have one of the trio introduce each piece to their far-flung audience. With that personal connection, I eagerly looked forward to each Monday in November when I could invite them into my home for a short chamber music concert. They introduced me to four trios that were new to my ears and flawlessly performed in a beautiful and acoustically superb studio. Kudos to Kallos! I look forward to the January musical offerings of Music A La Carte and the roster of Kallos musicians who will be Minyoung’s partners in that series of concerts
- Dotti Nelson