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Season 23 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 19, 2008St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Saturday, September 20, 2008SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 1, 2008SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 3Saturday, January 24, 2009St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Friday, February 27, 2009SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Monday, April 13, 2009St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, May 16, 2009St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Sunday, May 17, 2009SMU Caruth Auditorium



Complete 2008-09 Season

Concert 1

Our spectacular Opening Concert of the Season features top Laureates of the Tchaikovsky and Paganini International Competitions in works of Virtuosity and Romantic Passion.
Program:Sonata in G Minor "Devil´s Trill"....G. Tartini
Piano Trio No. 1 D Minor, Op. 32....A. Arensky
Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44....R. Schumann


Performances:Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Stefan Milenkovich - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano



Concert 2

Top “Billboard” Pianist Jon Nakamatsu partners with three Stellar Artists for a Magical Journey through Germany and Hungary.
Program:Clarinet and Piano Sonata F Minor, Op. 120, #2....J. Brahms
Contrasts....B. Bartók
Piano Trio No. 1 D Minor, Op. 49....F. Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Carmit Zori - Violin
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jon Manasse - Clarinet



Concert 3

Young Virtuosi join Seasoned Artistry in a program of Delicious Variety culminating with one of the most glorious works of the 19th Century.
Program:Passacaglia for Violin and Viola....Handel-Halvorsen
Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello....A. Roussel
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 75....C. Saint-Saëns
String Quintet for C Major, D. 956....F. Schubert


Performances:Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Eugene Osadchy - Cello
Grace Fong - Piano
James Scott - Flute



Concert 4

Join Us for a Spectacular Musical Highlight of a Lifetime.
Program:Sonata for Violin and Cello....M. Ravel
Horn Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40....J. Brahms
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50....P.I. Tchaikovsky


Performances:Friday, February 27, 2009 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Lynn Harrell - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano
William VerMeulen - French Horn



Concert 5

Enjoy a concert of the most Dazzling Artistry and Virtuosity to be heard anywhere in a program of Excitement, Intimacy, and Whimsy including the one-of-a-kind Gypsy Piano Quartet of Brahms.
Program:- Sonata for 2 Violins in B flat major, Op. 12....J. Leclair
- Selected Duos for 2 Violins....B. Bartók
- Etudes-Caprices for Two Violins, Op. 18....H. Wieniawski
- Playera....P. Sarasate
- Zapateado, Op. 23 #2....P. Sarasate
- Navarra for 2 Violins & Piano....P. Sarasate
- Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....J. Brahms


Performances:Monday, April 13, 2009 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Alessio Bax - Piano



Concert 6

Our Grand Finale features Seven World-Class Artists in a Luscious Evening of Paris and La Belle Epoque with a Russian’s Journey of Longing to Italy.
Program:String Trio....J. Françaix
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3....E. Chausson
String Sextet "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70....P.I. Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 3:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Susan Dubois - Viola
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - 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 23 presents 23 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 23 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
The Dallas Morning News said Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine, “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama,...more

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