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Season 22 Overview

Concert 1Sunday, September 30, 2007St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Friday, November 9, 2007St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 12, 2008SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Friday, February 8, 2008St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Saturday, February 9, 2008SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Saturday, March 15, 2008St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, April 19, 2008SMU Caruth Auditorium



Complete 2007-08 Season

Concert 1

CMI Season Opener featuring 5 of the finest performers and recording artists in the world today performing 2 of the truly-great Masterworks of all time.
Program:String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516....W. A. Mozart
String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111....J. Brahms


Performances:Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Kenneth Goldsmith - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
James Dunham - Viola
Ivo-Jan van der Werff - Viola
Lynn Harrell - Cello



Concert 2

A Gem from Russia, “Blues” from France, Virtuosity from Italy, and Elegance from England.

A delicious evening of diversity, excitement, and intimacy.
Program:String Trio in B Minor....S. Taniev
Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano....M. Ravel
Sonata per la Grand Viola....N. Paganini
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84....E. Elgar


Performances:Friday, November 9, 2007 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Eugene Osadchy - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 3

Paris—La Belle Epoque ... With a “side trip” to Poland.
Program:Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano in A Minor, Op.6....C. Saint-Saens
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Strings, and Winds ....M. Ravel
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15....G. Faure
Works of Chopin for Piano Solo ....F. Chopin


Performances:Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Carmit Zori - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jaymee Haefner - Harp
John Scott - Clarinet
James Scott - Flute



Concert 4

Two of the most dazzling virtuosi in the world today, Hungarian violinist Barnabas Keleman and pianist Alessio Bax, will perform the poignant last work of Debussy, the soaring Poeme by Chausson, the gypsy of Ravel, the epitome of Romanticism in Brahms, and the sparkling virtuosity of Saint-Saens.
Program:Third Sonata....Debussy
Poeme....Chausson
Tzigane....Ravel
Sonata # 3 in D Minor....Brahms
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso....Saint-Saens


Performances:Friday, February 8, 2008 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Alessio Bax - Piano



Concert 5

Enjoy a journey to the “Gypsy” of Hungary via Austria, and then to the beautiful intimacy and romantic fire of Czechoslavakia.
Program:Piano Trio in G Major Hob. XV/25 “Gypsy”....F. J. Haydn
Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola....B. Martinu
Piano Quintet in in A Major, Op. 81....A. Dvorak


Performances:Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Yuval Gotlibovitch - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Sung-Mi Im - Piano



Concert 6

Three highly-charged, romantic works inspired by beauty, longing, loss, and youthful enthusiasm.
Program:Serenade in C Major, Op. 10....E. von Dohnanyi
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15....B. Smetana
String Sexette in Bb Major, Op. 18....J. Brahms


Performances:Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jungshin Lim Lewis - 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 22 presents 22 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 22 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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