Catherine Filene Shouse Chamber Music Institute
June 8 - 23, 2013
Paul Katz, Director
An intensive 2-week coaching and performing experience for the finest young, professional chamber ensembles.
2013 Shouse Institute Ensembles
Axiom Brass Quintet
Praised for their "high level of musicality and technical ability," the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as "one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music." Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, their repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet. Find out more at axiombrass.com.
The City of Tomorrow
The only wind quintet to win a gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in ten years, The City of Tomorrow advocates for the quality and expansion of wind quintet repertoire and performance. The City of Tomorrow has served as an advisory ensemble to orchestration and composition students at Northwestern University. Their name comes from a poem by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, which evokes the idea of an optimistic vision of the far future. In much the same way, this quintet believes that wind chamber music can be the expressive ideal of the future. Find out more at thecityoftomorrow.org.
Praised for their intensity and communicative power, the Delphi Trio burst onto the San Francisco classical music scene in 2010. Comprised of graduates from the San Francisco Conservatory's Chamber Music Master's program, the Trio has already in its young history performed in Europe, California, and the Midwest; members of the trio have individually performed in 13 countries on 4 continents. Find out more at thedelphitrio.com.
2013 Shouse Performance Schedule Coming Soon!
Catherine Filene Shouse
The eldest Granddaughter of the Founder of Filene's Specialty Store in Boston, Massachusetts,
Catherine Filene Shouse, grew up surrounded by leaders in the music, education and civic worlds.
Her Parents instilled in her a special sense that with privilege comes responsibility to Society.
Mrs. Shouse became a dynamic, active visionary for political, educational, cultural, international
and women's affairs, who served her country during wartime and peace, with dedication that won her
the highest of honors. Her awards include: The U. S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dame Commander
of the British Empire by Elizabeth II, Germany's Commander's Cross of Merit, Austria's Medal of Honor
and France's Officier dans l'Ordere des Arts et des Lettres. Additional appreciation was expressed
through 59 other citations and honors and 14 Honorary Degrees from universities and colleges.
The legacy of Kay Shouse includes the donation of her land in Virginia, buildings
on it and funds for construction of "The Filene Center" to the U. S. Government for the creation of
the first and only National Park for the Performing Arts and Related Education Programs, Wolf Trap.
The gift was accepted by an Act of Congress in l966. The Center is a living monument to the mind,
spirit and generosity of Mrs. Shouse. She served on the Wolf Trap Board and alternated the role of
Program Chairman with Beverly Sills.
During the l970s, Wolf Trap presented such rising young stars as Jessye Norman,
Luciano Pavarotti and James Tocco.
The Catherine Filene Shouse Foundation continues a fundamental interest of Mrs.
Shouse by furthering the careers of promising young people in the performing arts. The Great Lakes
Chamber Music Festival is pleased to be the recipient of support from the Foundation, which Mrs.