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Season 17 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 27, 2002The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, September 28, 2002SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Monday, November 18, 2002The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Saturday, January 18, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Saturday, February 22, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Saturday, March 29, 2003The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 6Friday, May 2, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, May 3, 2003The Charles W. Eisemann Center



Complete 2002-03 Season

Concert 1

Enjoy a beautiful evening of Mozart, Arensky/Tchaikovsky, and Franck in a romantically charged opening night.
Program:Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K. 493....W.A. Mozart
String Quartet in A Minor, "Tchaikovsky Variations," Op. 35....Anton Arensky
Piano Quintet in F Minor....C. Franck


Performances:Friday, September 27, 2002 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Saturday, September 28, 2002 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Meng-Chieh Liu - Piano



Concert 2

The American Airlines Brahms Evening:
Three World-Class Artists in an evening of the beautiful Piano Trios by Brahms
Program:Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101....J. Brahms
Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87....J. Brahms
Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....J.Brahms


Performances:Monday, November 18, 2002 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Gary Hoffman - Cello
André-Michel Schub - Piano



Concert 3

The glorious beauty of Mozart & Franck followed by the “humor” of Françaix and the “gypsy” of Enesco.
Program:String Quartet in C Major, “Dissonant,” K.465....W.A. Mozart
Sonata in A Major for Violin & Piano....C.Franck
Sextet for Piano & Strings “L’Heure du Berger”....by Jean Françaix
First Rumanian Rhapsody for Piano & Strings....Georges Enesco


Performances:Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: David Kim - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano
Jeff Bradetich - Doublebass



Concert 4

Featuring Leon Fleisher —

“The finest American Pianist of his (and probably) any time.”

— New York Post
Program:String Trio....Jean Françaix
Duo, Op. 7, for Violin and Cello....Zoltán Kodály
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34....J.Brahms


Performances:Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Roland Glassl - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Leon Fleisher - Piano



Concert 5

A fantastic array of Gold Medal Artistry brings to life the greatness of Beethoven, Schubert, & Glazunov.
Program:Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11 for Piano, Clarinet, & Cello....L. van Beethoven
Five Novelettes for String Quartet, Op. 15....A.Glazunov
Quintet in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”....F. Schubert


Performances:Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet
Jeff Bradetich - Doublebass



Concert 6

Two of the finest artists of today - Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and Pianist Andre-Michel Schub - join forces in a rare Duo Recital to create beautiful harmony.
Program:Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 #2....L. van Beethoven
Partita for Violin and Piano....Witold Lutoslawski
Romance and Dance....Chen Yi
Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, May 2, 2003 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, May 3, 2003 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
André-Michel Schub - Piano





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 Season 17 presents 17 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 Season 17 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, as in a teaching studio.

Mr. Lin’s recent and upcoming concerts reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, Detroit, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra...more

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