71. The Lillibridge Ensemble

Sunday, August 20th, 2023 @ 8pm

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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
Joe Patrych, artistic director


The Lillibridge Ensemble
Raphael & Karen Ryger, violin & cello

Madeleine Forte, piano

Sunday, August 20th, 2023 @ 8pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Opus 90, “Dumky”
1. Lento maestoso
2. Poco adagio
3. Andante
4. Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia)
5. Allegro
6. Lento maestoso

~ Intermission ~

César Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata in A Major for violin and piano
1. Allegretto ben moderato
2. Allegro
3. Recitativo-Fantasia
4. Allegretto poco mosso


Raphael & Karen Ryger, violinist and cellist, met as Juilliard School students in a string quartet coached by the renowned Budapest Quartet. They have performed widely in both Israel and the U.S. Raphael is in his 35th season as Concertmaster of Orchestra New England, and Karen, a former member of the Jerusalem String Quartet and the Israel Chamber Orchestra, now appears regularly with area groups, including the Lillibridge Ensemble.


Dr. Madeleine Forte (September 1938- ) received the Josef Lhevinne Memorial Award at The Juilliard School. She offered Scholarships to American and Foreign students at Boise State University where she taught for twenty-six years. She has toured on five continents. The New Yorker praised “Forte’s gorgeous tone and sensuous line (evoke) classic French pianism...chaste simplicity of the Sonatine to the virtuosic ‘Gaspard de la Nuit’, in which no prisoners are taken and no notes are dropped.”