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This highly-unusual instrumental combination--violin, clarinet, cello, and harp-- creates a fantastic and unique kaleidoscope of colors.


Program:Suite from "The Victorian Kitchen Garden" for Clarinet and Harp....Paul Reade
Concerto a Tre for Clarinet, Violin, and Cello....Ingolf Dahl
Trio Pour violin, violoncelle et harp....Jacques Ibert
Passacaglia for violin and cello....Handel arr. Halvorsen
Fantasie for violin and harp, Op. 124....Camille Saint Saëns
Quartet La Jolla for violin, clarinet, cello and harp (2010) ....John Williams


Performances:Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

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

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

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

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Season 27 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 6, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, October 7, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Friday, December 7, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, December 8, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 12, 2013St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 9, 2013St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Sunday, March 10, 2013Moody Performance Hall
Concert 6Friday, May 10, 2013Moody Performance Hall



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





Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
One of the finest virtuoso violinists in the world today.
Featured Artist
Joshua Roman - Cello
Dubbed a “Classical Rock Star”, Joshua Roman has earned a reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with a commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level.
Deborah Hoffman - Harp
Winner of the 1981 American Harp Society Competition and the 1978 Seventh International Harp Competition in Israel.
John Bruce Yeh - Clarinet
A prizewinner at both the 1982 Munich International Music Competition and the 1985 Naumburg Clarinet Competition in New York


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1. Suite from "The Victorian Kitchen Garden" for Clarinet and Harp
2. Concerto a Tre for Clarinet, Violin, and Cello
3. Trio Pour violin, violoncelle et harp
4. Passacaglia for violin and cello
5. Fantasie for violin and harp, Op. 124
6. Quartet La Jolla for violin, clarinet, cello and harp (2010)


1. Paul Reade
2. Ingolf Dahl
3. Jacques Ibert
4. Handel arr. Halvorsen
5. Camille Saint Saëns
6. John Williams


What was that Brahms piece that Leon Fleischer played way back in February of 2003? Now there's a way to find out the answer to all those burning questions you've had about previous seasons right here!