Philip Lewis,
Artistic Director


CMI Artist of the Season
Chamber Music International Honors Bion Tsang as "Artist of the Season". CMI selects Artist of the Season based upon extraordinary artistry over several seasons of performances with CMI, performances of chamber music as a major part of their careers, and friendship as well as support for the mission of CMI.


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Season 21 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, September 23, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, October 28, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, October 29, 2006The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Saturday, December 9, 2006St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Sunday, February 4, 2007The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 5Friday, March 9, 2007The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, March 10, 2007SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 6Friday, April 13, 2007SMU Caruth Auditorium



Complete 2006-07 Season

Concert 1

Join us for a visit to a French Cabaret, on to Gypsy Virtuosos in Spain, a scintillating detour to Norway, and finish in a charming Bohemian Salon.
Program:Cafe Music (1947)....Paul Schoenfield
Navarra....Pablo de Sarasate
Sonata No. 3 in C Minor....Edvard Greig
Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano



Concert 2

Enjoy some Latin dances, Debussy´s last and most intimate work, the passions of "Carmen" and Sarasate, and the ever-changing emotions of Dvorak´s "Dumky"
Program:Primavera Porteña....Astor Piazzolla
Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano....Claude Debussy
Alborada del gracioso....Maurice Ravel
Fantasy on Themes from Bizet´s "Carmen"....Pablo de Sarasate
Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 2:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Frederieke Saeijs - Violin
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano



Concert 3

The French wit of Gabriel Pierné, the charm of one of Mendelssohn´s greatest chamber works, and the exquisite beauty of Brahms´s Piano Quartet combine with seven Great Artists to create a delicious and unforgettable evening.
Program:Sonata da Camera for Flute, Cello and Piano....Gabriel Pierné
String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18....Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Carmit Zori - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Susan Dubois - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
James Scott - Flute



Concert 4

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Helen Huang and Hai-Ye Ni perform French Impressionism, Modern Chinese, and the beloved "Mendelssohn D Minor".
Program:Sonate for Cello and Piano....Claude Debussy
Partita for Violin and Piano....Zhou Long
Secluded Orchid....Zhou Long
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 7:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Hai-Ye Ni - Cello
Helen Huang - Piano



Concert 5

The best of two Post-Romantic Russians and the greatest Piano Quintet ever written.
Program:String Quartet #2 in A Minor, Op. 35....Anton Arensky
Sonata #2 in D Major, Op. 94b....Serge Prokofiev
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Friday, March 9, 2007 - 8:00PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Yuval Gotlibovitch - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Alessio Bax - Piano



Concert 6

Chamber Music International is proud to present Legendary Pianist Leon Fleisher in a spectacular and rare Recital Appearance. The New York Post has called Fleisher -"the greatest American pianist of this or any other time".
Program:Capriccio on the Departure of the Dearly-Beloved Brother....J.S. Bach
Serenade en Là....Igor Stravinsky
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue....J.S. Bach
Sonata #3 in D Minor, Op. 108....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Bion Tsang - Cello
Leon Fleisher - 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 21 presents 21 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 21 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Leon Fleisher - Piano
Pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher accepted the 2007 Kennedy Center Honor at a star-studded gala in Washington DC, where Caroline Kennedy recognized him as “a piano prodigy from the Golden Gate who rose to the heights, embraced adversity and became a musician for all seasons.”

A year of celebratory performances in 2008-2009 commemorating Leon Fleisher’s 80th birthday coincided with the resurgence of his early recordings on Sony Masterworks – regarded as some of the greatest in classical music – among them the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos, which were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame the same year. Fleisher...more

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