Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
BOSTON PUBLIC QUARTET

At home performing on a street corner in Mattapan Square, the Kennedy Center in DC and the Harvard Musical Association in Boston, the Boston Public Quartet was created to connect, inspire and innovate as an ensemble-in-residence in Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. The BPQ is dedicated to normalizing the amplification of historically excluded voices. Through concerts, educational workshops and non-traditional performances we look forward to sharing our music and experiences with you.

In addition to performing on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, The Boston Public Quartet has collaborated with Sidra Bell Dance New York, and was the inaugural ensemble in residence for the Celebrity Series of Boston’s Neighborhood Arts initiative from 2012 - 2016. Collectively we have performed with the Boston Ballet, Emmanuel Music, the Back Bay Chorale, Castle of our Skins, the Sphinx Symphony, and the Catalyst Quartet. Also, members have collaborated with musicians of the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. 

We are graduates of the New England Conservatory, Julliard, Harvard, University of Michigan and Florida State University.  As avid educators of both string instrument study and chamber music, we teach at such institutions as Project STEP and musiConnects.

Founded in 2007 by violinist Betsy Hinkle, the Boston Public Quartet served until 2018 as a Resident Ensemble of musiConnects. The Boston Public Quartet is excited to take on new adventures in programming and performances in 2021, and is pleased to be supported by Chamber Music America in these efforts. Hinkle is joined by Pianist Joy Cline Phinney, Violist Jason Amos, and Cellist Lev Mamuya who make up the core membership of the quartet. 

 

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  • August 2012 to June 2016

    The Boston Public Quartet was the ignaugural ensemble to participate in the Arts for All/Neighborhood Arts Initiative of the Celebrity Series of Boston, performing carefully curated and tailored concerts for a myriad of community based audiences in Boston.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Betsy
Job Title/Position: 
Founder/Director
Mailing Address: 
92R WALWORTH STREET
BOSTON, MA 02131
Physical Address: 
92R WALWORTH STREET
Roslindale, MA 02131
Last Name: 
Hinkle
Phone: 
617-513-5325

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Music - New
Music - Solo / Recital
Year Founded: 
2007
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Touring Artist

State of Residence: 
Massachusetts

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Masters of Music from New England Conservatory
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000