Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

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In an opening night performance that marks their second of five consecutive annual visits to the CMSD, the Miró Quartet is joined by the brilliantly multi-faceted Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. The featured Mozart Clarinet Quintet is preceded by a lovely Glière rarity and a new work by Kevin Puts, co-commissioned by the CMSD.

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Danish String Quartet
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Danish String Quartet

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The lauded Danish String Quartet’s exciting return to the CMSD marks the beginning of our celebration of the Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year. They have chosen to juxtapose an early Op. 18 quartet with the late Op. 130 quartet in B-flat major with its extraordinary, boldly original finale, the Grosse Fuge. Between these two works, Alfred Schnittke’s third string quartet from 1983 provides an illuminating context to Beethoven’s genius: Schnittke based his masterful final quartet on the Grosse Fuge. The Grosse Fuge, famously reviled by critics in Beethoven’s time, has come to be considered one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements. Igor Stravinsky called it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever."

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Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan

The eagerly anticipated return of pianist Inon Barnaton and CMSD debut of cellist Alisa Weilerstein brings two of the world’s most celebrated young artists – and frequent collaborators – to the Chamber Music Society’s stage.  Their performance of the Beethoven’s complete five cello sonatas provides a remarkable snapshot of each of the master’s main three style periods: early, middle and late.

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Yefim Bronfman
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Yefim Bronfman

Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s solo recital return to the CMSD – on the eve of his Carnegie Hall concert with the same program – features Beethoven’s most inventive early set of piano sonatas, including a movement that presages the depth of his much later work.  On the second half, Beethoven’s revolutionary Appassionata sonata, a turning point for music at the dawn of the Romantic era.

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Season Finale: Trio Solisti & Friends
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Season Finale: Trio Solisti & Friends

The remarkable Trio Solisti makes its Signature Series debut with a program of Haydn and Schumann trios, concluding with Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and string bass. The celebrated New York violist Hsin-Yun Huang and Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Stephen Molina join the trio for this fitting end to an extraordinary season.

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Harlem Quartet & Paquito D'Rivera
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Harlem Quartet & Paquito D'Rivera

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The CMSD’s celebration of the clarinet continues as living legend and 14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera joins the amazing Harlem Quartet, a CMSD regular now making its Signature Series debut.  This uniquely unconventional program pairs a selection of exquisite classical gems with D’Rivera’s own beautiful Latin jazz compositions and improvisations.

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Miro Quartet & Anthony McGill
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Miro Quartet & Anthony McGill

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In an opening night performance that marks their second of five consecutive annual visits to the CMSD, the Miró Quartet is joined by the brilliantly multi-faceted Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. The featured Mozart Clarinet Quintet is preceded by a lovely Glière rarity and a new work by Kevin Puts, co-commissioned by the CMSD.

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