Joel Link, violin
Brian Lee, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Camden Shaw, cello
*Guest Artist: Brian Connelly, piano
These bright stars of the chamber music world return for a program that collaborates with the superb skills of Brian Connelly, esteemed Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music, for a performance of Franck’s daunting piano quintet. The award-winning Dover String Quartet, launched from the Shepherd School in 2013, dominates the world stage with a distinctive sound that must be heard.
SCHUBERT Quartettsatz, D. 703
ZEMLINSKY Quartet No. 1 in A Op. 4
FRANCK *Piano Quintet in F Minor, FWV.7
The New Yorker
Wu Han, piano
Philip Setzer, violin
David Finckel, cello
A memorable evening is certain when the “power couple of chamber music,” Han and Finckel, teams with Setzer, of Emerson Quartet renown! Three tremendous piano trios will be performed, beginning with Beethoven’s bright G Major Trio, followed by the luxurious arching melodies of Mendelssohn’s “Grand Trio.” Rounding out the program is Dvořák’s “Dumky” with six movements of high contrast – somber and mournful laments to raucous and vigorous dances.
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1/2
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49, Q29, “Grand Trio”
DVORAK Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, B166, “Dumky”
Wall Street Journal
Amaury Coeytaux, violin
Loïc Rio, violin
Laurent Marfaing, viola
François Kieffer, cello
*Guest Artist: Fabio Bidini, piano
Our Parisian friends will not disappoint with their lush playing and stylish precision, and now they are joined by esteemed Italian pianist, Fabio Bidini, for a performance of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2. The Quartet will also perform a spirited and vivacious Schubert Quartet, and Mozart’s optimistic and youthful “Hunt.”
SCHUBERT Quartet No. 11 in E Major
MOZART Quartet No. 17 in B♭, “Hunt”
DVORAK *Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81
Eugene Drucker, violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Larry Dutton, viola
Paul Watkins, cello
A performance by this legendary ensemble will exceed expectations with Haydn’s graceful “Apponyi” Quartet, filled with virtuosic outbursts, followed by Bartók’s Quartet No. 1, which moves quickly from a dark, funeral dirge to good-humored melodies. The evening will round out with the luscious and warm Quartet No. 1 from Tchaikovsky.
HAYDN Quartet in B♭ major, Op. 71/1, “Apponyi” H3:69
BARTÓK Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, Sz 40, BB 52
TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, “Accordion”
The New York Times
Andy Berry, bass Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor & Asst Music Dir
Zachary Burgess, bass-baritone Kory Reid, countertenor
Brian Hinman, tenor Alan Reinhardt, countertenor
Matthew Knickman, baritone Logan S. Shields, countertenor
Matthew Mazzola, tenor Andrew Van Allsburg, tenor
Cortez Mitchell, countertenor Adam Ward, countertenor
The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. While the program for this performance will be announced at a later date, it will indeed provide a diverse range of repertoire from 15th century renaissance to contemporary compositions and arrangements of the 20th century.
Sini Simonen, violin
Daniel Roberts, violin
Charlotte Bonneton, viola
Christopher Graves, cello
The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. This young European ensemble, based in London, has swept competitions, including a 2016 award from Banff International String Quartet Competition. Beginning with Mozart’s sunny “Spring” Quartet, followed by the romantic Quartet in E♭ from Fanny Mendelssohn, the program will end with Schubert’s breathtaking final string quartet that embodies his battle between light and dark.
MOZART Quartet No. 14 in G K387 “Spring”
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Quartet in E♭
SCHUBERT Quartet No. 15 in G D887
The Spectator – Richard Bratby / Wigmore Hall
Daniel Ching, violin
William Fedkenheuer, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gendele, cello
The Miró String Quartet is a world-class ensemble that has performed for CMH audiences six times since 2007, and they continue to grow and excel as one of the best string quartets today. The Austin-based ensemble begins the program with Mendelssohn’s uplifting Quartet No. 1 and then presents a CMH co-commission, Microfictions, written for them by Carolyn Shaw, Pultzer Prize-winning composer. The program is concluded with Smetana’s From My Life, which serves as a beautiful personal reflection for all of us on the past year of love, loss, uncertainty, and yearning.
The Shaw co-commission is underwritten by the Jack Mazow Memorial Fund. Special thanks to the family and friends of Jack Mazow who made this possible.
MENDELSSOHN Quartet No. 1 in E♭, Op. 12
CAROLYN SHAW *Microfictions [volume 1] (2020)
SMETANA Quartet No. 1 in e minor, From My Life
*Co-commission of Third Angle New Music: Bravo! Vail Music Festival; Coretet; and Ragazze Quartet.
The Weekly Standard
David McCarroll, violin
Clemens Hagen, cello
Stefan Mendl, piano
The Vienna Piano Trio returns to the CMH stage with their passion and razor-sharp performances – an audience favorite, and this program of Schubert’s piano trios showcases their skills. Schubert’s song-writing skills shine in his first piano trio which reflects on the temporality of flowers and nature. The second trio was hailed by Schumann as “an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time.”
SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 1 in B♭ major, Op. 99, D. 898
SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 2 in E♭ major, Op. 100, D. 929
Stage and Cinema (LA)
Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
Sergei Bresler, violin
Ori Kam, viola
Kyril Zlotnikov, cello
Since 1993, the Jerusalem Quartet has developed a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner. Prepare to experience an unforgettable performance: beginning with one of Haydn’s most profound works, followed by the emotionally intense Quartet No. 7 from Shostakovich, and ending with one of Beethoven’s most radiant and triumphant works.
HAYDN Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20/5, “Sun”, Hob.III:35
SHASTOKOVICH Quartet No. 7 in F#, Op. 108
BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 9 in C, Op. 59/3
The New York Times
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