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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 phenomenally."

"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 Phillips.

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