Leclair, Haydn, & Dvořák
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present the very talented musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a program that begins with Jean-Marie Leclair's Concerto in B-flat major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 10, No. 1. Leclair's masterful melding of Italian virtuoso violin playing with French style and influence is featured in this impressive display. Next we will witness the dazzling performance by pianist, Anne-Marie McDermott, performing Haydn's Sonata in G major for Keyboard, Hob. XVI.40 -- a small sonata packed with so many musical surprises! Rounding out the program is Dvořák’s Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, B.155, Op. 81 that contains everything that made Dvořák famous—beautiful melodies, colorful harmonies, and a sense of proportion and drama that take the listener on a journey.
Albinoni, Mozart and Brahms
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present a fascinating program that begins with the opening sinfonia from Zenobia, by Venetian composer Tomaso Albinoni, which features the trumpet and harpsichord. This overture is appropriately war-like and tumultuous in the telling of Queen Zenobia, ruler of the people of Palmyra, following her defeat by Roman Emperor Aurelian. Though it’s only five minutes long, it covers a full range of emotions to foreshadow the drama of the opera. Next is Mozart's Quartet in D major, featuring the flute in this graceful work from his early years. Rounding out the program is Brahms' Trio in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, which is his final piano trio written at the height of his career. The many talents of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center come together for each of these unique pieces.
Schumann, Dale, Turina, Kreisler, Shostakovich, and Boulanger
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to feature Paul Neubauer, violist, performing six of his favorite pieces and performances with his friends and colleagues of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Watch for Schumann's Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Benjamin Dale's "Romance" from Suite for Viola and Piano in the first half. After intermission, enjoy Turina's Escena andaluza for Viola, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 7, then Impromptu for Viola and Piano from Shostakovich. Neubauer rounds out the evening with Kreisler's Liebesleid for Three Violins, Viola, and Cello, and Boulanger's American Vision for Viola and Piano Trio.
Dvořák, Janáček and Beethoven
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to feature this CameraMusic presentation of Arnaud Sussman, violin, and Michael Brown, piano, who have collaborated frequently as a duo and as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Enjoy Dvořák's Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, Janáček's Violin Sonata, and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3. This free one-night performance for you is co-presented by Chamber Music Houston, Chamber Music Detroit, Mostly Music, and New Orleans Friends of Music.
Haydn and Grieg
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to present with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, this livestream performance by the Rolston String Quartet. This is a celebratory concert awarded to the ensemble for their recent Cleveland Quartet Award, providing the quartet with concert appearances on chamber music series around the country, the award enriches the presenters’ offerings, while helping outstanding young artists gain wide recognition. The Rolston String Quartet is the eleventh ensemble to receive this prestigious award.
Beethoven, Shaw, Debussy
This event has been cancelled for the safety of our patrons and musicians. Storming the world stage since winning the 2019 Banff Competition and many more, the Viano Quartet will premiere with CMH as the Emerging Young Ensemble of the season.
Mozart, Bartók, Schubert
Back by demand, this Parisian ensemble will not disappoint with its lush playing and stylish precision.
Borodin, Walton, Shostakovich
The talents of this legendary quartet will be well served with this program, beginning with the lyrical quartet from Borodin, with its delightful sense of affection throughout. Walton’s Quartet No. 2, filled with rhythmic energy, is a rare piece that features the rich tones of the viola voice, followed by a later composition from Shostakovich, written to his devoted wife, Irina.
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