Free Outdoor Chamber Concert

September 12, 2020

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater


Socially-distanced live chamber music performance in the beautiful setting of Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, New Jersey. A string quartet featuring musicians from the ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. Featuring concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Philip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini.

This program of all Black composers was conceived to celebrate and explore their contributions to the classical music industry. Audience members will have a chance to hear music ranging from classic spirituals arranged for strings by Florence Pricethe first Black woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestrato mesmerizing works orchestrated by Jessie Montgomery and Trevor Weston. Made possible in partnership with Music at Bunker Hill.

Masks will be required for entry and open seating will be restricted to marked 6’ spacing on the lawn. For your comfort, please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Artists, staff, and audience members will be required to follow all current COVID-19 guidelines.

Get your free ticket to help us keep track of numbers (limit 500). If we have to postpone for rain, all ticket holders will receive email notification a few hours before concert time. You DO NOT need to print the ticket for entry.

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater
626 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road, Sewell, NJ

The closest parking lot adjacent to the amphitheater, LOT E, has Handicap Accessible spaces and extends across the street. Additional convenient parking is in LOT F. There is also a park entrance on Greentree Road, 0.6 mile southwest of Bunker Hill Church. Click here for park diagram.


September 12, 2020
7-9 PM
Washington Lake Park Amphitheater


Adolphus Hailstork
Three Spirituals for string trio
I. We Shall Overcome

Jessie Montgomery
Voodoo Dolls for string quartet

Florence Price
Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint for String Quartet
No. I. Calvary. Adagio vigoroso
No.3 Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes. Andantino
No.4 Shortnin’ Bread. Allegro

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
String Quartet No. 1, “Calvary”
I. Allegro
III. Rondo: Allegro vivace

Trevor Weston
Juba for String Quartet

William Grant Still
’Lyric Quartette’ (Musical Portraits of Three Friends) (1960) in three movements
I. The Sentimental One
II. The Quiet One (based on Inca melody)
III. The Jovial One

The concert will be played without intermission and there is no reception.



Cyrus Beroukhim, Concertmaster


Philip Payton, Violin


William Frampton, Principal Viola


Alberto Parrini