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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

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Season 36 Overview

Concert 1Thursday, October 14, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Monday, November 29, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, February 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, March 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, April 16, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, May 21, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2021-22 Season

Concert 1

The Iwasaki family opens the season with a popular blend of Haydn, Amy Beach, John Williams, and the monumental Schubert Bb Piano Trio.
Program:Piano Trio in E♭ Major, HOB. XV:29....Joseph Haydn
Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23....Amy Beach
Selections from Three Pieces from Schindler’s List: Theme, Remembrances....John Williams
Piano Trio No. 1 in B♭ Major, D. 898....Franz Schubert

Performances:Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Yurie Iwasaki - Piano


Concert 2

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin leads a stellar cast with 2 of the most powerful works in the chamber music repertoire.
Program:Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ Major, K. 563....W.A. Mozart
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....Johannes Brahms

Performances:Monday, November 29, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Yura Lee - Viola
Clive Greensmith - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano


Concert 3

Violinist Richard Lin—Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis—is featured with Taeguk Mun and Chih-Yi Chen in works of Britten, Janáček, and the darkly-Russian Piano Trio of Anton Arensky.
Program:Sonata for violin and piano....Leoš Janáček
Sonata in C for cello and piano....Benjamin Britten
Piano Trio No.1, Op. 32 in D Minor....Anton Arensky

Performances:Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Richard Lin - Violin
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano


Concert 4

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen plays a concert of original works including music for the silent film “The Goddess” performed while the movie is shown.
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, March 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

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


Concert 5

Pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine and 4 more Superstars present Shostakovich’s and Dvořák’s delicious Piano Quintets along with an aperitif by Atar Arad.
Program:Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....Dmitri Shostakovich
Toccatina à la Turk....Atar Arad
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák

Performances:Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano


Concert 6

The ever-popular pianist Joyce Yang returns with a spectacular piano recital including work by Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Kernis, and Rachmaninoff.
Program:French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816....Johann Sebastian Bach
Ten Preludes, Op. 23....Sergei. Rachmaninoff
Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397....W.A. Mozart
“Un Bacio” - A Kiss (Romance and Transfiguration): on themes by John Corigliano and Mark Adamo....Aaron Jay Kernis
The Firebird Suite (piano transcription)....Igor Stravinsky/Guido Agosti

Performances:Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Joyce Yang - Piano




Artists in the Concert

Aaron Boyd - Violin

Award-winning violinist Aaron Boyd, a member of the acclaimed Escher String Quartet,  enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, recording artist, lecturer, and teacher. Since making his New York recital debut in 1998, he has concertized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Formerly a member of the Escher String Quartet, he was a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Martin E. Segal prize from Lincoln Center, and was also awarded a Proclamation by the City of Pittsburgh for his musical accomplishments. 

Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
One of the finest virtuoso violinists in the world today.
Toby Hoffman - Viola
The only two time winner of the Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt - Viola

Praised by Strad magazine as having "lyricism that stood out...a silky tone and beautiful, supple lines," violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt has established herself as one of the most sought-after violists of her generation. In addition to appearances as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, she has performed in recitals and chamber-music concerts throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, including an acclaimed 2011 debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, which was described in Strad as being "fleet and energetic...powerful and focused".   

Nicholas Canellakis - Cello

Hailed by The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In The New York Times his playing was praised as "impassioned ... the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis's rich, alluring tone."

Bion Tsang - Cello
Winner of an Avery Fisher grant and Bonze Medallist in the IX Tchaikovsky Competition.
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1. Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423
2. String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35
3. Sourvenir de Florence, Op. 70


1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. Anton Arensky
3. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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