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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

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

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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

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.


Featured Artist
Glenn Zaleski - Piano

Glenn Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists on the New York City jazz scene. Originally from Boylston, MA, he has made a name for himself playing with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, and Ari Hoenig. Glenn Zaleski has quickly become one of the most important pianists of his generation.

Luques Curtis - Contrebasse

Mr. Curtis has been performing worldwide with Eddie Palmieri, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson, Christian Scott, Sean Jones, Orrin Evans, Albert Rivera, and others. He is the recent recipient of the 2016 Down Beat Rising Star Bassist on the Critics Poll.

Allan Mednard - Drums

Mr. Menard has performed around the globe with ensembles led by Jeremy Pelt, Ben Allison, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Alix Ambroise, Le Boeuf Brothers, and many more.

Mino Cinelu - Percussion

Legend is an understatement. Sit with master-of-all-trades Mino Cinélu in any café and more likely than not, a record will come on that he’s played on. Sting, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Pat Metheny, Taylor Dane, Branford Marsalis, and Cassandra Wilson are just a tiny selection of the international pop and jazz stars that Mino has worked with since the 80’s.

Explore the Program

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1. "Maze Walker"
2. "Dig It"
3. "100,000 Hours"
4. "Troublant Bolero"
5. "Nil"s Landing"
6. "Beam Me To Mars"
7. "Business or Pleasure"
8. "Moody Moody Moody"


1. Scott Tixier
2. Scott Tixier
3. Scott Tixier
4. Django Reinhardt - Arr & Orch by Scott Tixier
5. Scott Tixier
6. Scott Tixier
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