Norfolk, CT (Yale Music Festival)

"The Schoenberg...for many in the Music Shed was the program's main draw, along with its splendid performers, the Fine Arts Quartet... Ralph Evans, first violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet, performed with Berman, Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, op. 78. Tasteful application of vibrato and ornamental portamentos, as well as Evans' plaintive tone, enhanced the mostly genial sonata...Following the Schoenberg, Berman and the Fine Arts Quartet made easy work of the piano quintet. It was a patrician performance, with emphasis on clarity and majesty, even through the fiery scherzo and finale."

(Matthew Erikson, Hartford Courant, July 11, 2005) Full review