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Season 18 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 18, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 15, 2003The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Friday, January 9, 2004SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, January 10, 2004The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 4Saturday, February 28, 2004The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 5Saturday, April 3, 2004SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 6Friday, April 30, 2004The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, May 1, 2004SMU Caruth Auditorium



Complete 2003-04 Season

Concert 1

A virtuoso Violin-Piano Recital featuring Violinist David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra; and Pianist Gail Niwa, Gold Medallist of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.
Program:Suite Italienne....I. Stravinsky
Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a....S. Prokofiev
Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75....A. Dvorák
Carmen Fantasy....P. Sarasate


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

Artists: David Kim - Violin
Gail Niwa - Piano



Concert 2

Hungarian “gypsy” influences upon Haydn and Brahms join the Russian lyricism of Glazunov.
Program:Piano Trio in G Major, all’ Ongarese....F.J. Haydn
String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39....A. Glazunov
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25....J. Brahms


Performances:Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Bion Tsang - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano



Concert 3

Join us for a fabulous experience when world-renowned artists, Cho-Liang Lin, Helen Huang, and Carter Brey join their formidable forces in a Grand Evening of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich Piano Trios.
Program:Variations “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu”, Op. 121 a....Beethoven
Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor....D. Shostakovich
Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66....F. Mendelssohn


Performances:Friday, January 9, 2004 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Carter Brey - Cello
Helen Huang - Piano



Concert 4

The scintillating beauty of Mozart, the drama of Smetana and the triumph of the human spirit through Shostakovich.
Program:Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285....W.A. Mozart
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15....B. Smetana
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....D. Shostakovich


Performances:Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Carmit Zori - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Eugene Osadchy - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
James Scott - Flute



Concert 5

This engaging program menu combines German & Hungarian Romanticism, Czech Humor and American Jazz.
Program:Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 16....L. van Beethoven
Duo for Violin and Cello....B. Martinu
Promenade, Bess, You Is My Woman, Who Cares, Liza, I Got Rhythm....G. Gershwin
Sextet in C Major....E. Dohnanyi


Performances:Saturday, April 3, 2004 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Anna Polonsky - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet
William Scharnberg - French Horn



Concert 6

The beautiful “Adagio” of Barber, the youthful exuberance of Mendelssohm, the virtuosity of violin duos, and the dramatic intensity of Brahms.
Program:“Adagio” from the String Quartet, Op. 11....S. Barber
Duo for 2 Violins in A Minor, Op. 67 No. 1....L. Spohr
Piano Quartet in F Minor, Op. 2....F. Mendelssohn
String Sextet No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, April 30, 2004 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Roland Glassl - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Gustavo Romero - 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 18 presents 18 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 18 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Since winning the First Prize of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 1985, violinist Nai-Yuan Hu has appeared on many of the world’s stages, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Avery Fisher Hall in New York and major venues in London, Paris, Brussels, Munich, and other cities in Europe, North and South Americas and Asia. In praise of his playing, BBC Music Magazine wrote, “Taiwanese violinist Nai-Yuan Hu is an awesomely capable performer whose technical facility, musical intelligence and unfaltering verve place him among the higher echelons of today’s string virtuosi.”

Mr. Hu’s solo engagements include appearances with the...more

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