Excerpted from The Boston Herald
"Versatile Chameleon makes its mark"
"Make it new," Ezra Pound wrote about modern poetry.
And so did the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, a talented group of
chamber players, with a wonderful recital Saturday evening..."
"The ensemble opened with three short works of Szymanowski's,
full of color and imagination, performed by excellent violinist
Joanna Kurkowicz. It was a truly musical event, with terrific
interaction between pianist and fiddler, who conjured many
spells from the violin."
"A dozen Schumann songs...were presented by soprano
Sabrina Learman with Vivian Chang-Freiheit, piano accompanist.
There were some beautiful moments, such as "Auf einer
burg," a tale of new love lost."
"An outstanding reading of Beethoven's C minor piano
trio closed the evening, with Kurkowicz joined by Rafael Popper-Keizer
on cello and Gloria Chien on piano. Kurkowicz is an excellent
performer, graceful and technically assured, and Chien played
"Chameleon Arts is a young energetic ensemble of chamber
musicians who pride themselves on their versatility. There's
no corner of the repertory, old or new or forgotten, that
they won't explore."
"Janacek's Mladi (Youth) for wind sextet sounded terrific
in this space. The four movement piece is irrestibly good
humored and witty and the Chameleons are excellent players."
"[They] collaborated on the Szymanowski Sonata and gave
a scorching performance. The piece offers the musicians plenty
of opportunity to demonstrate both chops and heart. These
two had plenty of that."
"[They] closed the program with the Mozart E-flat Quintet.
Again, one was impressed at how tractable the horn sounded
in Coffey's hands as well as how elegantly the clarinet and
bassoon could sing at the urging of O'Connor and Margaret