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Season 20 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 23, 2005St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Saturday, November 12, 2005SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 3Friday, January 6, 2006The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, January 7, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Saturday, February 18, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Friday, March 24, 2006Horchow Auditorium at the DMA
Saturday, March 25, 2006The Oakridge School, Arlington, Texas
Sunday, March 26, 2006The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 6Friday, April 28, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, April 30, 2006The Charles W. Eisemann Center



Complete 2005-06 Season

Concert 1

A lovely evening of Romantic music with highly-acclaimed Hungarian violin virtuoso Barnabas Keleman and poetic recording artist,Anne Epperson.
Program:Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, K. 301....W.A.Mozart
Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano in C Minor....J. Brahms
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 105....R. Schumann
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano....J. Sibelius
Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano....B. Bartôk


Performances:Friday, September 23, 2005 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Anne Epperson - Piano



Concert 2

A stellar evening of great masterpieces from Germany, France & Russia; performed with intensity and loving insight by Gold Medalists of the Tchaikovsky, Queen Elizabeth, and Rubenstein International Competitions.
Program:Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin, B.W.V. 1004....J.S. Bach
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15....G. Fauré
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50....P.Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Gregory Allen - Piano



Concert 3

A 250 year celebration of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). Four of today’s greatest living artists join forces in performances of some of Mozart’s greatest chamber music.
Program:Sonata for Violin & Piano in D Major, K. 306....W.A.Mozart
Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478....W.A.Mozart
Divertimento for StringTrio in Eb Major, K. 563....W.A.Mozart


Performances:Friday, January 6, 2006 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Michael Tree - Viola
Carter Brey - Cello
André-Michel Schub - Piano



Concert 4

An evening featuring the delicious intimacy of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, the fire and bravura of Carl Maria vonWeber and the apotheosis of German Romanticism in the music of Brahms.
Program:Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 501....W.A.Mozart
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 48....C.M. von Weber
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60....J. Brahms


Performances:Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Carmit Zori - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jon Manasse - Clarinet



Concert 5

A joyous program of music from Mexico, Spain and Brazil.

This concert is presented in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship.
Program:Transparencias for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello....Eduardo Gamboa
Sonatina for Flute and Piano....M. Camargo Guarnieri
Quintet for Piano and Strings in G Minor....Enrique Granados
Quartet for Piano and Strings in Eb Major, Op.47....Robert Schumann


Performances:Friday, March 24, 2006 - 8:00PM
Horchow Auditorium at the DMA

Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 7:30PM
The Oakridge School, Arlington, Texas

Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 2:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
James Scott - Flute



Concert 6

As the Season Finale we bring you a treasure by Ludwig van Beethoven, the romantic spirit of Franck and the sheer joy and sparkle of a 16-year-old Mendelssohn
Program:Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op.11....L. van Beethoven
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor....C. Franck
Octet for Strings in Eb Major,Op. 20....F. Mendelssohn


Performances:Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 2:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Luba Daneman - Violin
Sarah Kapustin - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
George Papich - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet





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 20 presents 20 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 20 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Sarah Kapustin - Violin
Sarah Kapustin´s musical activities have taken her across North America, Europe and Australia, in performances as both soloist and chamber musician. Prizewinner in many competitions, Sarah has performed with such orchestras as the Milwaukee Symphony, Orquesta del Festival at Sala Nezahualcoyotl in Mexico City, Indiana University Philharmonic, Juilliard Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony. She has also participated in masterclasses with many distinguished musicians, such as Joshua Bell, Midori, Leonidas Kavakos and William Preucil. An avid chamber musician, Sarah has participated in the Giverny Hors Les Murs festival in France in 2003 and 2004, where she collaborated with artists such as...more

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