The long-awaited 2021-2022 Season is here!
These are the amazing LIVE performances we have planned for you this season!
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
October 10, 2021
It’s safe to say that without the virtuosity and imagination of Ludwig van Beethoven changing the course of music history, many of the most exciting chamber works would simply not exist. In a program that opens with Beethoven’s youthful and daring string trio, a succession of composers follows whose music was indelibly influenced by the master. Johann Nepomuk Hummel was at once Beethoven’s admirer, friend and rival, and his striking and seldom-heard quintet echoes both Beethoven’s creativity and pianistic wizardry. The gentle Schubert lived in Beethoven’s shadow, too shy to approach the great man, yet he did just that through music of incomparable personal transparency. And Felix Mendelssohn, regarded as the greatest musical prodigy of all time, concludes this celebration of Beethoven’s legacy with a sextet of novel design and thrilling brilliance.
Kenari Saxophone Quartet
November 14, 2021
Applauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical), the highly acclaimed Kenari Quartet, winner of the First Prize at the Inaugural M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in 2016, delivers inspiring performances that transform the perception of the saxophone. Their Showcase at the 2017 CMA Conference, was a stunning revelation. The quartet aims to highlight the instrument’s remarkable versatility by presenting meticulously crafted repertoire from all periods of classical and contemporary music.
Sharon Isbin & Jessica Rivera
February 6, 2022
Multiple GRAMMY Award winner and recipient of the coveted Musical America 2020 Instrumentalist of the Year Award (the first guitarist ever to receive the award in its 59-year history), Sharon Isbin teams up with Grammy Award-winning soprano Jessica Rivera (hailed by the New York Times as “Vocally luminous”) in a program that evokes the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain.
Aizuri String Quartet
March 20, 2022
Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize and the CAG Management Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The Quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by five American composers, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award. To celebrate the 102nd Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, as well as Women’s History Month, the four ladies of the Aizuri String Quartet will perform a program of all-female composers dating from Hildegard von Bingen.
Parker String Quartet
April 24, 2022
Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002.
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