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Individual Concert TicketsA Tribute to Stephane Grappelli - Scott Tixier & and some of the best jazz artists in the world pay homage to Grappelli’s unique style infused with Gypsy influences. The program will be presented in mysterious Grappelli style with surprise original repertoire decided on the spot.


Program:Gypsy Showstoppers....TBA
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli....TBA


Performances:Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Scott Tixier - Violin



Season 35 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, January 30, 2021Moody Performance Hall
Concert 2Saturday, February 27, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, March 20, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, April 10, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Sunday, May 16, 2021Moody Performance Hall
Concert 6Saturday, June 19, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 7Saturday, July 10, 2021Moody Performance Hall



Complete 2020-21 Concert Season Listing

CONCERT #1
A Tribute to Stephane Grappelli - Scott Tixier & and some of the best jazz artists in the world pay homage to Grappelli’s unique style infused with Gypsy influences. The program will be presented in mysterious Grappelli style with surprise original repertoire decided on the spot.


Program:Gypsy Showstoppers....TBA
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli....TBA


Performances:Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Scott Tixier - Violin



CONCERT #2
Join us for an enchanting journey through Germany, France, and Bohemia with the scintillating music of Beethoven, Ravel, Dvořák led by five superb young artists.


Program:Sonata in A, Op. 49, "Kreutzer" for Violin and Piano....Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Violin and Cello....Maurice Ravel
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



CONCERT #3
Gold-Medalist Indianapolis Violin Competition winner Richard Lin featured in works of Vitali, Franck, and Mendelssohn.


Program:Chaconne for Violin and Piano....Tomaso Vitali
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano....César Franck
Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Richard Lin - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



CONCERT #4
Chamber Music International presents a delicious evening of Strings. The Captivating/Virtuosic Serenade of Dohnányi and the exquisite Quintets of Mozart and Mendelssohn.


Program:Serenade in C Major, Op. 10....Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515....W. A. Mozart
String Quintet No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 87....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Aaron Boyd - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Yura Lee - Viola
Nicholas Canellakis - Cello



CONCERT #5
Three exceptional super-stars perform lively music of Schubert and Korngold followed by one of the greatest works of Johannes Brahms.


Program:Sonata in A minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione"....Franz Schubert
Suite for Violin and Piano, "Much Ado About Nothing", Op. 11....Erich W. Korngold
Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 3:00PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Amy Schwartz Moretti - Violin
Bion Tsang - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



CONCERT #6
The world-renowned Pacifica String Quartet is joined by Violist/Composer Atar Arad in works of Ligeti, Arad, and Dvořák.


Program:String Trio, "From Here to There" for Violin, Viola and Cello....Atar Arad
String Quartet No. 1 (1954)....György Sándor Ligeti
String Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 97....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Simin Ganatra - Violin
Austin Hartman - Violin
Mark Holloway - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Brandon Vamos - Cello



CONCERT #7
In our dazzling Season Finale, the “Goddess” of the Pipa—Min Xiao-Fen creates a mesmerizing evening of exhilarating musical styles. She is hailed by many as the greatest living exponent of her instrument.


Program:"Golden Drizzling"....Min Xiao-Fen
"Shadow of Silence"....Rez Abbasi
"Forever Fragrant"....Min Xiao-Fen
"Osmanthus Flower"....Min Xiao-Fen
"Hero"....Min Xiao-Fen
"The Goddess"....Min Xiao-Fen


Performances:Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa
Rez Abbasi - Guitar



IMAGINE
the world's most acclaimed musicians brought together for a single performance - not in London, New York, or Prague, but here in North Texas. Our 34th season presents 34 superstars of classical music in eight unique concert programs - just for you.

DISCOVER
brilliant young prizewinners from across the globe, performing with celebrated virtuosi. Our "ensemble for an evening" format gives performances a remarkable electricity and freshness.

EXPERIENCE
the intimacy of our concerts. Watch the dynamic interplay among the artists, hear their breath quicken, as they paint a canvas of sound that fills the hall or hushes it to the quietness of a falling leaf.

ENJOY
the world's most beloved classical music, performed by its most admired masters. Chamber Music International's 34th Season presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Scott Tixier - Violin

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Scott Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “the future of jazz violin” in the words of Downbeat Magazine and “A remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer” in those of NPR.

The New York City-based Tixier, born in 1986 in Montreuil, France has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz and music legends from Stevie Wonder to NEA jazz master Kenny Barron; as a leader as well. Tixier’s acclaimed Sunnyside album “Cosmic Adventure” saw the violinist performing with a all star...more

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