Residency at Harvard's Dudley House

New England String Quartet, Residency at Dudley House (Lehman Hall), Harvard University
In Fall 2012 the New England String Quartet joined the music community of Harvard University's Dudley House (Lehman Hall) as the ensemble-in-residence. The quartet will perform free public concerts at Harvard University and work directly with the students providing individual lessons, coaching for chamber music groups, and assistance with Dudley House Orchestra.

As part of the residency, quartet's first public concert at Harvard will take place at Lehman Hall on December 15th, 2012 (please see Concert Schedule for more information).


NESQ actively participates in community outreach and music education programs presenting performances and lectures. Supported by The Foundation for the Advancement of String Education the quartet introduced chamber music through a hands-on experience performing together with the students as part of their residency at the Ip Music School in Boston, and presented concerts in Wellesley Free Library, A.M.E. Zion Church, and First Church in Boston featuring programs prepared by the members of our quartet together with the students. Members of the quartet conduct extensive research on chamber music pedagogy, performance, and compositional styles, developing the lecture series Music Styles. These were presented at the 9th Annual Burnside Music Festival and Arlington High School as part of the Arlington Cultural Council program.

Music for Kids

NESQ members enjoy connecting with audiences of all age groups! Quartet's instrument demonstrations and interactive chamber music presentations are designed to educate, entertain, and encourage music making. Educational programs combine individual and group instruction, and provide an energized and friendly introduction to musical instruments and styles.

Education & Outreach

It is our mission to bring music to all people, and to educate and delight people from all backgrounds with our performances and teaching. Our educational activities include music lessons, lectures, concerts, open chamber music evenings, sight reading sessions, performances for community organizations, health institutions, youth support and education groups, minority organizations, and a wide variety of original community projects. Please contact us if you are organizing a community presentation or a concert! We are always happy to become a part of an event which educates the audience and promotes music.

Chamber Music TV Program

In 2012, we launched and curated the public access television program Intermezzo. The show is intended to expose chamber music through performances, interviews with chamber music artists and composers, and educational presentations.