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Join CMI for the spectacular return of the Kelemen String Quartet in dramatic performances of “Death and the Maiden” and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir”.


Program:String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 #1....R. Schumann
String Quartet #14 in D Minor, Op. Posth., “Death and the Maiden”....F. Schubert
String Sextet in D Minor Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” ....P. I. Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

(This concert occurs in the past. The tickets are no longer available)

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

(This concert occurs in the past. The tickets are no longer available)

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Season 26 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 15, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 19, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, November 20, 2011St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 21, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 25, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, March 31, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, April 1, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Friday, May 11, 2012St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral
Saturday, May 12, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2018-2019 Concert Season Listing

CONCERT #1
"Joyce Yang Pianist—A delicious evening of Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Janáček, and a newly-commissioned work of Elizabeth Younan written especially for Ms. Yang."


Program:Prelude Op.32 No.12 in G# Minor....Sergei Rachmanioff
Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D Major....Sergei Rachmanioff
Prelude Op.3 No.2 in C# Minor....Sergei Rachmanioff
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905....Leoš Janáček
Spanish Rhapsody....Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata....Elizabeth Younan
Sonata in B minor....Franz Liszt


Performances:Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Joyce Yang - Piano



CONCERT #2
"The German Classical-Style of the evocative “Ghost Trio” meets the French “ La Belle Epoque” of Fauré."


Program:Sonata for Violin & Piano in E♭Major Op. 12, #3....Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Trio in D Major Op. 70 #1 (Ghost)....Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Quartet #1 in C Minor Op. #15....Gabriel Fauré


Performances:Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Tong-Il Han - Piano



CONCERT #3
"Four superb Taiwanese artists perform contemporary Chinese/Taiwanese music of Bright Sheng and Tsang-Houei Hsu and then close the journey with a trip to Dvořák’s Bohemia."


Program:Stream Flows for Solo Viola....Bright Sheng
Five Preludes for Solo Violin....Tsang-Houei Hsu
Four Movements for Piano Trio....Bright Sheng
Piano Quartet in E♭ Major, Op. 85....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Che-Yen Chen - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



CONCERT #4
"“From Method to Madness” and “Golden Blues” will be featured works from cellist and composer Clancy Newman followed by a romp of “Café Music” and Chausson’s darkly-romantic Piano Quartet."


Program:"From Method to Madness" for Cello & Piano....Clancy Newman
"Golden Blues" for Violin and Cello....Clancy Newman
Cafe Music....Paul Schoenfield
Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30....Ernst Chausson


Performances:Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Ayano Ninomiya - Violin
Ann Marie Brink - Viola
Clancy Newman - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



CONCERT #5
"We open the concert with a work by one of our performers---Lament Corale and Fantasia written and performed by Paul Coletti. Then the concert moves to Czechoslovakia and the music of Martinu and concludes with one of Brahms’ greatest works—his A Major Piano Quartet."


Program:Lament Chorale and Fantasia for Solo Viola....Paul Coletti
Piano Trio #1 "Cinq Pieces Breve"....Bohuslav Martinu
Piano Quartet #2 in A Major, Op. 26....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Martin Beaver - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Gregory Allen - Piano



CONCERT #6
"Pianist Joyce Yang joins the Alexander String Quartet in an unprecedented performance of 3 Piano Quintets in one evening. Schumann, Dvořák, and a newly-commissioned work of Samuel Adams."


Program:Piano Quintet Op. 44, E♭ Major....Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet....Samuel Adams
Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Zakarias Grafilo - Violin
Frederick Lifsitz - Violin
Paul Yarbrough - Viola
Sandy Wilson - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



CONCERT #7
"This All-Star-Cast-of-Players concert will feature music of Schoenfield, Dohnányi, and the Brahms Piano Quintet—You are REALLY not going to want to miss it!!"


Program:Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34....Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Violin and Piano....Paul Schoenfield
Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10....Ernő Dohnányi


Performances:Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Stephanie Jeong - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Clive Greensmith - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano



CONCERT #8
"Enjoy a journey through the France of Jean Francais and the Germany of Beethoven and Brahms including the “Archduke” Piano Trio."


Program:String Trio....Jean Françaix
Piano Quartet #3 in C Minor, Op. 60....Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio No.7 in B♭Major Op.97 "Archduke"....Ludwig van Beethoven


Performances:Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Andrés Cárdenes - Violin
Phillip Ying - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano





Gábor Homoki - Violin
Won the first prizes in 2005 and 2007 at the Ferenc Halász Violin Competition and at the Alíz Bárdos Violin Competition in Hungary.
Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen’s performances at the 2002 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) “radiated such charisma that one could almost forget that anyone else had come before.”
Featured Artist
Felix Olschofka - Violin
Winner of two 1st prizes in the prestigious German Youth Music Competition, 2nd prize of the International Chamber Music Competition “Charles Hennen” in the Netherlands.
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Gold Medallist of the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition and the Joseph Szigeti International Competition in Hungary.
Jesús Castro-Balbi - Cello
Winner of First Prize at the First “Carlos Prieto” Latin American Cello Competition in Mexico; the Aldo Parisot Prize at Yale; and the Schwartz Foundation - Salon de Virtuosi Award in New York City.
Dóra Kokas - Cello
Winner of the First Prize at international cello-competitions: Várpalota–Hungary, Gorizia–Italy, Porec–Croatia, Zagreb–Croatia, and at the National Cello Competition in Szolnok.


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1. String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 #1
2. String Quartet #14 in D Minor, Op. Posth., “Death and the Maiden”
3. String Sextet in D Minor Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence”


1. R. Schumann
2. F. Schubert
3. P. I. Tchaikovsky


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