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.
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.
Korngold, Barber, Dvořák
Celebrating the colorful musical tapestry of the United States, as told through three great compositions, the Calidore String Quartet will display the energy and style that has earned it a position on the world stage.
Beethoven, Ligeti, Franck
These bright stars of the chamber music world return to Houston for a performance of Franck’s daunting piano quintet. The award-winning Dover Quartet, launched from the Shepherd School in 2013, dominates the world stage with a distinctive sound that must be heard.
Rescheduled from 9/22/2020
Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven
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.
This Polish string quartet has gained international prominence from its dynamic, charismatic, and creative performances. Combining talents with the legendary pianist, Garrick Ohlsson, the ensemble will perform Shostakovich’s introspective and lyrical piano quintet.
Barodin, Walton, Shastakovich
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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