Jacobs Concert Series

Presented by
Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, Inc.



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Concert Season 2013 – 2014

·        The first concert will be Thursday, September 12, at the Kroc Center instead of the original date and rather than at the Maxwell Theatre.

·        The October 6 concert is on a Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 1933 Broad Street, Augusta GA 30904


The Larchmere String Quartet has recently been named the Eycamp String Quartet in Residence at the Evansville Philharmonic and the University of Evansville.

With musical roots extending from schools such as the New England Conservatory, The Cleveland Institute, and Indiana University, this young group has been very active in many musical circles, establishing themselves as a new presence in the world of string quartets.  In the summer of 2012, the LSQ received a grant to participate in the prestigious Chamber Music Residency at the Banff Centre.


Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m.


The Italian Saxophone Quartet was formed in 1982, bringing together four of the most established soloists in their field.  Since that time they have developed a huge repertory that includes classical saxophone ensemble music, but also arrangements of everything from Bach to contemporary and popular music.

This concert will provide the concert-goer with a new appreciation for this very versatile instrument.


Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.



The Lukens Piano Trio was formed in 2005 and has performed regularly in the northeastern United States.  All three are avid chamber musicians, with active memberships in several other ensembles.  They have been described as playing “with an exquisite sensitivity and exhilarating thrusts of energy.”


Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


The Olmsted Ensemble takes its inspiration and name from Frederic Law Olmsted, the great landscape architect (creator of Boston’s Emerald Necklace and New York’s Central Park), whose work was visionary and forward-looking, while honoring and extending traditions of the past.  Following this philosophy, they perform European and American chamber music from the 18th to 21st century, from beloved masterworks to rarely-heard gems.


Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


Although both are currently established in the U.S., the members of this piano duo ensemble met and created their partnership in Israel while studying at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy.  Ms. Varshavsky is originally from the Ukraine, and Ms. Shapiro from Moscow, Russia.  Since 1999 they have been awarded top prizes in many competitions, and have performed all over the world.


Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


The eclectic mixture of the Euclid Quartet (the members are originally from Great Britain, the U.S., Venezuela, and China) provides a fresh approach to the quartet repertory.  They are known as a dynamic ensemble, performing with personality and vibrant color.  Listeners will never describe them as “stuffy classical musicians.”