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Season 24 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, September 19, 2009SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 14, 2009St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Friday, January 22, 2010SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, January 23, 2010St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 27, 2010SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Friday, March 26, 2010SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, March 27, 2010St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Friday, April 30, 2010St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2009-10 Season

Concert 1

Our season opens with spectacular performances from four of the top artists of today playing two beloved Romantic Quartets representing the apotheosis of the 19th Century.
Program:Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47....R. Schumann
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....J. Brahms


Performances:Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
James Dunham - Viola
Norman Fischer - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano



Concert 2

Join us for an evening of one of Mozart’s most dramatic works, followed by the wondrous virtuosity of violinist Augustin Hadelich, and concluding with the greatest string sextet of all time
Program:Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478....W.A. Mozart
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 119....F. Poulenc
Polonaise Brillante in D Major, Op. 4....H. Wieniawski
String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36....J. Brahms


Performances:Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Augustin Hadelich - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Gregory Allen - Piano



Concert 3

Chamber Music International proudly presents its first spectacular concert of the decade featuring the virtuosity of Avery Fisher winner Alessio Bax and Queen Elizabeth Gold Medalist Nai-Yuan Hu.
Program:Duo for Violin and Viola in Bb Major, K.424....W. A. Mozart
Sonata # 2 in D Major, Op 94 bis....S. Prokofiev
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 ....A. Dvorak


Performances:Friday, January 22, 2010 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Scott Lee - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alessio Bax - Piano



Concert 4

A wondrous journey of the virtuosity of America and Poland, ending in Russia with the greatest Piano Quintet of the 20th Century
Program:Four Souvenirs for Violin and Piano....P. Schoenfield
Suite in G Minor for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 71....M. Moszkowski
La Valse....M. Ravel
Piano Quintet in G Minor,Op. 57....D. Shostakovich


Performances:Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Nikola Ruzevic - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 5

The dazzling artistry of three of the top virtuosi of today will take you on a whirlwind tour of some of the grandest and most exciting music ever written
Program:Gargoyles....Lowell Liebermann
Duo for Violin and Cello....Z. Kodály
Faust Fantasy, Op. 20....P. de Sarasate
Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Yi-Jia Susanne Hou - Violin
Bion Tsang - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 6

Our Grand Finale features a program of highly-charged Romantic works blending the joys of Piano, Clarinet, and Strings
Program:Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano....A. Khachaturian
Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin....C. Franck
Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra (Piano)....C. Debussy
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A Minor, Opus 114....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Carmit Zori - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jon Manasse - 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 24 presents 24 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 24 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
One of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, Jon Nakamatsu is a frequent concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and solo recitalist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He enjoys a continuously expanding career based on a deeply probing and illuminating musicality as well as a quietly charismatic performing style.

Highlights of Jon Nakamatsu’s current season include return engagements with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Annapolis, Bozeman and Greenwich symphony orchestras, Lexington and Reno philharmonics and Santa Fe Pro Musica, as well as performances with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the orchestras of Cape Cod, Fremont, La Crosse,...more

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