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Season 19 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 2, 2004SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 6, 2004The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Saturday, January 15, 2005SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Friday, February 18, 2005SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, February 19, 2005The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 5Sunday, March 20, 2005The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 6Saturday, May 7, 2005The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Sunday, May 8, 2005Horchow Auditorium at the DMA



Complete 2004-05 Season

Concert 1

The grandeur and nobility of Beethoven, the virtuosity of Sarasate, and the eternal wonder of Schumann.
Program:Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70 No. 2....Beethoven
Zigeunerweisen....Sarasate
Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 44....Schumann


Performances:Saturday, October 2, 2004 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano



Concert 2

Rebecca Clarke’s masterful work - Atar Arad’s artistry and imagination - surrounded by the genius of Mozart and the fiery intensity of Tchaikovsky.
Program:Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478....Mozart
Caprices for Viola Solo....Atar Arad
Sonata for Viola and Piano....Rebecca Clarke
Sextet “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70....Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, November 6, 2004 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Keng-Yuen Tseng - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Gregory Allen - Piano



Concert 3

Nai-Yuan Hu and Meng-Chieh Liu join their formidable forcs in an evening of Violin and Piano masterpieces.
Program:Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, D. 384 (Op. 137, No. 1)....Franz Schubert
Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb Major, Op. 18....Richard Strauss
Recitativo and Scherzo for Solo Violin....Fritz Kreisler
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 75....Camille Saint-Saens


Performances:Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Meng-Chieh Liu - Piano



Concert 4

CMI proudly presents the artistry of Cho-Liang Lin, André-Michel Schub and Gary Hoffman.
Program:Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 1, Op. 32....Saint-Saens
Sonata for Violin and Piano....W. Walton
Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 100....F. Schubert


Performances:Friday, February 18, 2005 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

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



Concert 5

The charm of Beethoven’s Serenade, the richness of Brahm’s Horn Trio and the ultra-romanticism of Dohnanyi’s Quintet.
Program:Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola in D Major, Op. 25....Beethoven
Horn Trio in Eb Major, Op. 39....Brahms
Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1....E. van Dohnanyi


Performances:Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 2:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
James Scott - Flute
William Scharnberg - French Horn



Concert 6

Five outstanding artists present music of Bright Sheng, Georg Tintner, Dohnanyi and Dvorá K in two stellar concerts.
Program:Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10....E. von Dohnanyi
Sonata for Violin and Piano....Georg Tintner
The Stream Flows for Solo Violin....Bright Sheng
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81....A. Dvorák


Performances:Saturday, May 7, 2005 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 2:30PM
Horchow Auditorium at the DMA

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Michael Shih - Violin
Che-Yen Chen - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Naida Cole - 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 19 presents 19 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 19 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Naida Cole - Piano
Pianist Naida Cole has been hailed as "a dazzling star" by Gramophone magazine. Performing regularly in major halls around the world, she has quickly established a reputation as an individual artist with her own unique voice. This is evident in her repertoire choices as well as her musical partners, most notably Gidon Kremer.

A native of Toronto, Naida Cole studied with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Marc Durand at the Université de Montréal, Marina Geringas at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Leon Fleisher, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Dimitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts´ong, and...more

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