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Join us for the opening of our 34th-Season featuring imaginative interpretations of traditional music from China, Europe, and the USA, including the North Texas premiere of Tan Dun’s hypnotic "Ghost Opera" for String Quartet, Pipa, Water, Metal, Paper, and Imagination.



Program:Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 15....Miklós Rózsa
Terzetto Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola....Antonín Dvořák
"Ask Me Now"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"For Our Children"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"Ghost Opera"....Tan Dun


Performances:Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

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Season 34 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 27, 2019The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 2Saturday, October 26, 2019St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Friday, December 6, 2019Moody Performance Hall
Concert 4Friday, January 24, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 5Saturday, February 15, 2020St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, March 7, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 7Saturday, May 23, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 8Saturday, June 13, 2020St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2019-2020 Concert Season Listing

CONCERT #1

Join us for the opening of our 34th-Season featuring imaginative interpretations of traditional music from China, Europe, and the USA, including the North Texas premiere of Tan Dun’s hypnotic "Ghost Opera" for String Quartet, Pipa, Water, Metal, Paper, and Imagination.



Program:Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 15....Miklós Rózsa
Terzetto Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola....Antonín Dvořák
"Ask Me Now"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"For Our Children"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"Ghost Opera"....Tan Dun


Performances:Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Michael Shih - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Sophie Shao - Cello
Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa



CONCERT #2

Thrill to the beauty and virtuosity of Richard Lin—2018 Gold-Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.



Program:Sonata No.4 in A Minor, Op. 23 for Violin and Piano....Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano....Maurice Ravel
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano....César Franck
Fantasy on Themes for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Op. 19....Igor Frolov


Performances:Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Richard Lin - Violin
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



CONCERT #3

Join CMI for a beautiful deception of Mozart followed by a dark and intense journey through 19th-- century Russia.



Program:Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35....Anton Arensky
Sourvenir de Florence, Op. 70....Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Performances:Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Aaron Boyd - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Toby Hoffman - Viola
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt - Viola
Nicholas Canellakis - Cello
Bion Tsang - Cello



CONCERT #4

CMI proudly presents some of the hottest jazz in the world in an evening with Violinist/Composer Scott Tixier and his New York Band.



Program:"Maze Walker"....Scott Tixier
"Dig It"....Scott Tixier
"100,000 Hours"....Scott Tixier
"Troublant Bolero"....Django Reinhardt - Arr & Orch by Scott Tixier
"Nil"s Landing"....Scott Tixier
"Beam Me To Mars"....Scott Tixier
"Business or Pleasure"....Scott Tixier
"Moody Moody Moody"....Scott Tixier


Performances:Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Scott Tixier - Violin
Glenn Zaleski - Piano
Luques Curtis - Contrebasse
Allan Mednard - Drums
Mino Cinelu - Percussion



CONCERT #5

Enjoy an exciting journey through Bohemia, France, and Russia with 5 prize-winning virtuosi hailing from 5 different countries.



Program:Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H. 313....Bohuslav Martinů
Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 75....Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....Dmitri Shostakovich


Performances:Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Andrés Cárdenes - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



CONCERT #6

Three of the most popular, young Korean artists of today join their phenomenal forces in works of Beethoven, Kodaly, and the ultra-romantic Piano Trio of Smetana.



Program:Sonata for Piano and Violin #5 in F Major, 'Spring', Op. 24....Ludwig van Beethoven
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7....Zoltan Kodaly
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15....Bedřich Smetana


Performances:Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Hyun Soo Kim - Piano



CONCERT #7

Cliburn Gold-Medalist Jon Nakamatsu and Friends join forces to present 20th-century works from Poland and Hungary, followed by the Gypsy-inspired G-Minor Piano Quartet of Brahms.



Program:Bucolics for Violin and Cello....Witold Lutoslawski
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, SZ. 111....Béla Bartók
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Adam Barnett-Hart - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Kimberly Cole-Luevano - Clarinet



CONCERT #8

Joyce Yang—one of the most phenomenal young pianists of our time—will present with friends works of Stravinsky and Brahms in this stellar Season Finale.



Program:Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano....Igor Stravinsky
Duo for Violin and Cello....Chris Rogerson
Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin and Cello....G. F Handel - arranged by Johan Halvorsen
Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Nick Kendall - Violin
Efe Baltacigil - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano





Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
One of the finest virtuoso violinists in the world today.
Featured Artist
Michael Shih - Violin
Violinist Michael Shih, currently Concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, has performed throughout the United States, his native Taiwan, and the rest of the world.
Atar Arad - Viola
Distinguished soloist in prestigious festivals worldwide and Professor of Viola at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Sophie Shao - Cello

Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”

Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa

Few artists have done more to both honor and reinvent the 2000-year history of the pipa than renowned soloist, vocalist and composer Min Xiao-Fen. An in-demand interpreter of traditional music before relocating to the United States, Min has forged a new path for her instrument in modern jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary classical music. The Village Voice lauded her as an artist who “has taken her ancient Chinese string instrument into the future.”



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1. Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 15
2. Terzetto Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola
3. "Ask Me Now"
4. "For Our Children"
5. "Ghost Opera"


1. Miklós Rózsa
2. Antonín Dvořák
3. Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
4. Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
5. Tan Dun


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