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Rescheduled – From the Porch – Ballard Chamber Collective

October 4, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This performance has been rescheduled from October 2 due to rain.


Revive your spirit this with an evening of live music performed by the Ballard Chamber Collective!

The newly-formed collective consist of professional musicians Ari Isaacman Beck, violin; Jaroslaw Lis, violin; Nicholas Borghoff, viola; and Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello. Over the summer, they created a series of chamber music for the community on Ballard Drive in West Hartford, where both violinists live, which has quickly grown in both popularity and recognition.

This program includes selections from some of the world’s most celebrated composers: Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in G Minor op.74 No.3 “Rider,” and Franz Schubert’s Quartet No. 13 in A Minor D 804, Op. 29 “Rosamunde.”


4:30 pm        Gates open
5 pm   
Performance begins

Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.


In-person tickets  |  $20 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate

Questions? Contact Jennifer Mooney, (

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JAROSLAW LIS  received his M.A. summa cum laude from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland and was a recipient of the prestigious Polish Ministry of Culture scholarship. As a youngest member of the Sinfonia Varsovia he has worked with Yehudi Menuhin, Krzysztof Penderecki and Emannuel Krivine as well as recorded for Denon and Aperto labels. He received an Artist Diploma and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music.  He has studied with Jan Jakuc, Wojciech Malinski, Zofia Kuberska, Julia Jakimowicz, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Syoko Aki and the Tokyo String Quartet, and was a scholarship student of Nathan Milstein (Zurich, Switzerland). He has been a member of the Assai and Essex Quartets, receiving Second Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with the Assai Quartet. He recorded on Roesch Records with Assai Quartet and Ahmad Jamal.  He has been on the faculty of the Madeline Island Music Camp, the Palisade Arts Festival, Friends of Music Camp in South Korea and is a former director of the Music Adventure Camp at Tenuta di Spannocchia in Tuscany. He is currently acting Principal second violin of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  He is a chamber music director as well as conductor of the chamber orchestra of Music Academy International in Trentino, Italy. He is on faculty of Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Hartt School Community Division.

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