Join us on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm to enjoy a performance by the Abeo Quartet. The program features string quartets by Beethoven and Mozart along with music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutracker.


Composer Work Catalog Year
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 5 in A major Op. 18:5 1799
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C major (“Dissonant”) K. 465 1785
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (selections) Op. 71 1892

About the Artists

Rebecca Benjamin ∙ Brian Gadbow ∙ James Kang ∙ Njioma Grevious
Rebecca Benjamin ∙ Brian Gadbow ∙ James Kang ∙ Njioma Grevious
Credit: Abi Kralik

The Abeo Quartet formed at Juilliard in 2018. They chose the name Abeo, an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect, to reflect their love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

The Abeo Quartet won First Prize and the Audience Favorite Prize in the 2022 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. Other honors include Silver Medals in both the 2022 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition and the 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

In 2021, the quartet was invited by Yale School of Music to participate in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. While at Norfolk, they were coached by the Brentano, Emerson, and Miró quartets. The quartet also studied and performed at the 2022 Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute.

In September 2022, the Abeo Quartet began a two-year residency at the University of Delaware under the mentorship of the Calidore String Quartet.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.


If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 25

Name Role Email Count
Brooks, Yvonne guest 1
Cline, Jon guest 1
Comerford, Mark guest 32
Corey, Norman guest 1
Corey, Rita guest 1
Flagg, Holley guest 6
Flagg, Russell guest 5
Gadbow, Susan guest 1
Gadbow, james guest 1
Goodwin, Marylee volunteer 3
Goor, Elizabeth volunteer 8
Gray, Bianca guest 24
Hirons, Philip guest 30
Kroll, Liz guest 15
Maynard, Craig host 69
Moorehead, Keith volunteer 11
Ojala, Elaine guest 1
Reardon, Daniel guest 2
Reardon, Elizabeth guest 2
Total: 19