South Coast Chamber Music Series presents Take Five

Nov 21, 2019

On November 23 & 24, the South Coast Chamber Music Series (SCCMS) presents two enormous piano quintets that probe the boundaries of Romantic: Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor and Mrs. H. H. A. Beach’s Piano Quintet. Pianist and SCCMS Artistic Director Janice Weber will be joined by New Bedford Symphony Orchestra musicians Jesse Holstein, violin; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; Anna Griffis, viola; and Leo Eguchi, cello.

The remarkable Mrs. H. H. A. Beach was not only a virtuoso pianist (performing dozens of times with the Boston Symphony), but a prolific composer of symphonic, chamber, piano, and vocal works. Her Piano Quintet of 1907, unabashedly romantic, demonstrates why she became the most successful woman composer of her generation. And Brahms’s passionate Quintet proves men can be romantics, too!

On Saturday, November 23, the concert will take place at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street in Marion, while on Sunday, November 24, the concert will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth. Both concerts are at 4pm, and admission is $20 at the door or prepurchase tickets online at 

The SCCMS, which merged with the NBSO in 2014, presents an annual five-concert classical chamber music series in Marion and South Dartmouth. This season, musicians from the NBSO will perform in all of the chamber concerts, bringing their unique artistry and energy to the popular series. Visit to learn more.