Ulysses Quartet (credit Lauren Desberg)

Tonight, June 28, 2022, the Chelsea Music Festival in New York City brings their annual festival to a close. The theme of the festival is, “Not Without You,” and the culminating chamber program features music by siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.

An intriguing addition to the programming is two works by the British composer Edmund Finnis: Brother and Sister. Even more intriguing is the fact that two actual sisters – violinist Lisa Lee and cellist Angela Lee, will be performing the string duo by Finnis, Sister. Fun fact: Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood is a fan of Edmund Finnis, and included a recording of Brothers on an album he curated for NOMAD records.

More treats on the program: the Ulysses Quartet performs Felix’s Quartet in F Minor; and some of the personal correspondence between Fanny and Felix will be shared. Details at https://www.chelseamusicfestival.org/2022events/finale