Artist Spotlight: Vega String Quartet

Meet Vega String Quartet. Vega will be our Guest Artist for Program Nine, on August 25 & 27. The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. Members are violinist Emily Daggett Smith*, violinist Jessica Shuang Wu, violist Joseph Skerik, […]

Press Release: Kneisel Hall Concert to Benefit Tree of Life on July 22

For Immediate Release Monday, July 10, 2023 Contact: Meredith Amado, Executive Director, Kneisel Hall, 302.562.3789, KNEISEL HALL CONCERT TO BENEFIT TREE OF LIFE ON JULY 22 Blue Hill – In a partnership between Kneisel Hall, Tree of Life Food Pantry, and Music For Food, a Young Artists Concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 […]

Artist Spotlight: Isidore String Quartet

Meet Isidore String Quartet. ISQ will be our Guest Artist for Program Eight, on August 18 & 20. Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate […]

Director Spotlight: Marisa Solomon

Meet Marisa Solomon, Director of Program for Maine Students since 2022 and faculty member since 2012. Kneisel Hall’s 2023 Program for Maine Students will take place June 17-23. What year did the Program for Maine Students start and who started it? I’m not sure of the year..maybe the early 1990s?  It was Marian Hahn, George […]

Artist Spotlight: Katherine Murdock, Violist

Meet Katherine Murdock, violist. Katherine will lead our Master Class on August 7, and be our Guest Artist on August 11 & 13. How did you first come to Kneisel Hall? In the fall of 1995, I got a call from Seymour Lipkin who asked me over to play some music with him. We played […]

Artist Spotlight: Bixby Kennedy, Clarinetist

Meet Bixby Kennedy, clarinetist. Bixby will be in residence July 2-9. Tell us a bit about your upbringing and first exposure to music.  I was born in a small town (Maryville, TN) just outside of Knoxville. The music scene is very eclectic there and, to be honest, for a long time (until I was probably 12-13) […]