About the Ensemble

 

22 SEASONS OF CHAMBER MUSIC

Performance, Education, and Outreach

SATORI is a professional chamber music ensemble, based in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, and performing regularly throughout the eastern United States. Its mission is to foster growth in chamber music appreciation through a regular series of public performances, special projects, and educational programs, to present chamber music in an accessible fashion, maintaining a high standard of musical excellence, and to explore traditional and contemporary chamber music repertoires.

The group was formed as a conductorless, musician-managed chamber ensemble in 1996. Since its inception, SATORI has performed 21 full concert series, with numerous appearances at area colleges, museums, community venues and and music festivals. The group's yearly schedule also includes a wide range of in-school educational programming, and community outreach concert series at area senior residences, hospices, and hospitals.

SATORI is a mixed ensemble of winds, strings, and piano, and plays both traditional and contemporary chamber music. The group's repertoire ranges from baroque to 21st century selections, often intertwined in a single performance. SATORI's name is taken from a Zen term suggesting the coming together of separate parts to form a whole---a perfect metaphor for chamber music.

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