Mozart Concerto and Smetana Trio
Chamber Music Houston is pleased to welcome pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in our final presentation in this special series from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In McDermott's words, "This Mozart concerto performance stands out in my memory as an absolutely joy-filled and exhilarating experience. What a group of musicians to play a Mozart concerto with. I so love this arrangement of the D minor concerto by Carl Czerny. Somehow he captured the spirit and drama of this music with so few instruments—just the addition of the flute to the ensemble brings more depth to the work. I worship the cadenzas in this concerto that were written by Beethoven—they are a pianist’s dream!!" Enjoy this Mozart Concerto and Smetana's Trio in G minor for this limited time!
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
Elgar, Mozart, Dvořák, Suk
Our 2020-2021 season was designed to celebrate our 60th anniversary with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a special performance and reception. Now we will celebrate the well-being of every musician, usher, attendant, and patron, by safely adjusting to extraordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.
Mendelssohn, Smetana, Beethoven
On the eve of Beethoven’s 250th birth date (December 1770), it is only fitting that this premiere German ensemble should perform one of his late-period quartets, as well as an entrancing performance of Smetana’s “From my Life”.
Delivering a choral program of contemporary and classical song
This renowned British vocal ensemble will deliver a diverse a cappella program of contemporary and classical song. They have been traveling the globe for 15 seasons -- sharing their joy of singing as they seek to inspire people through music.
Clarke, Murphy, Brahms
For over 25 years, the Gryphon Trio has been impressing international audiences, as they bring their highly refined and dynamic skills to CMH.
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.
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.
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.
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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