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Season 25 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 10, 2010Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
Saturday, September 11, 2010St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Friday, October 22, 2010SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, October 23, 2010St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 8, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Friday, February 18, 2011Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
Saturday, February 19, 2011St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Friday, April 29, 2011St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Saturday, April 30, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 6Friday, May 27, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, May 28, 2011St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 7Saturday, June 4, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium - Special Event
Concert 8Sunday, June 5, 2011Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church



Complete 2010-11 Season

Concert 1

The opening concert of our Silver Anniversary Season features the breathtaking virtuosity of Yi-Jia Susanne Hou and Alexandre Moutouzkine in an unforgettable journey through England, Romania, Hungary, China, and Germany; and concluding with a poignantly autobiographical work of Brahms.
Program:Passacaglia for Violin and Viola....G.F. Handel-Halvorsen
Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano....B. Bartók
Suite of Chinese Folk Songs and Dances....Bo Zhi Yang
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano, S. 244/2 (Cadenza by Moutouzkine)....F. Liszt
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, September 10, 2010 - 8:00PM
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Yi-Jia Susanne Hou - Violin
Che-Yen Chen - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 2

Join us for an evening of a “jazzy” clarinet, scintillating Paganini Caprices, a “let-your-hair-down” ‘Hungarian’ Quintet, and the greatest Piano Trio ever written.
Program:Ballad in Memory of Shirley Horn (2005) for Clarinet and Piano.... R. Bennett
Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"....L. van Beethoven
Caprices Nos. 14 and 21 ....N. Paganini
Quintet for Piano and Strings in C Minor, Op. 1....E.von Dohnányi


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

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

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet



Concert 3

Chamber Music International proudly presents the exquisite and profound artistry of the legendary pianist, Leon Fleisher—one of the greatest artists of all time—in an exciting solo recital and a stellar collaboration.
Program:Toccata and Fugue for Piano Left Hand, Op. 56....J. Takács
Prelude and Nocturne, Op. 9 ....A. Scriabin
Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52a (duo)....J. Brahms
Chaconne for the Left Hand from the Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004....J. S. Bach
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103 (duo)....F. Schubert
Slavonic Dances, Nos. 6, 10, and 8 (duo)....A. Dvorák


Performances:Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Katherine Jacobson Fleisher - Piano
Leon Fleisher - Piano



Concert 4

Jazzy Bernstein, Rags for Jons, and beautiful German Romanticism make up a fun evening that you won’t want to miss.
Program:Rondo Brillante in B Minor for Violin and Piano, D. 895....F. Schubert
Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra (Piano), Op. 83....M. Bruch
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, (1942)....Leonard Bernstein
4 Rags for 2 Jons....John Novacek
Quintet for Piano and Strings in Eb Major, Op. 44....R. Schumann


Performances:Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:00PM
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jon Manasse - Clarinet



Concert 5

The dazzling artistry of 5 of the top virtuosi of today perform the eerie “Ghost” Trio of Beethoven, the brilliant pyrotechnics of Martinù, and the greatest Post-Romantic Russian Quintet of the 20th century.
Program:Piano Trio in D Major, Op 70 #1, "Ghost"....L. van Beethoven
Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola....B. Martinù
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30....S. Taneyev


Performances:Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Michael Shih - Violin
Paul Neubauer - Viola
Eric Kim - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 6

Chamber Music International closes the season with the return of the dramatic, Hungarian husband-wife team performing French and Russian duos and beloved solo works of Fritz Kreisler. The program concludes with the apotheosis of the great 19th century German School.
Program:Sonata for 2 Violins....J. M. Leclair
Sonata for 2 Violins in C Major, Op. 56....S. Prokofiev
Caprice Viennois, Tambourin Chinois, Schön Rosmarin....Fritz Kreisler
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, May 27, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Gábor Homoki - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Eugene Osadchy - Cello
Alessio Bax - Piano



Concert 7

CMI presents the incomparable Kelemen String Quartet in a pair of exciting concerts on June 4th and 5th. Each not-to-be-missed concert will be a completely unique program so clear your weekend for two once-in-a-lifetime performances to cap off CMI’s extraordinary 25th Silver Anniversary Season!
Program:String Quartet in e Op. 59. No. 2 "Razumowsky"....L. Beethoven
String Quartet in C "Dissonanzen" KV 465....W.A. Mozart
String Quartet No. 5....B. Bartók


Performances:Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium - Special Event

Artists: Gábor Homoki - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Dóra Kokas - Cello



Concert 8

CMI presents the incomparable Kelemen String Quartet in a pair of exciting concerts on June 4th and 5th. Each not-to-be-missed concert will be a completely unique program so clear your weekend for two once-in-a-lifetime performances to cap off CMI’s extraordinary 25th Silver Anniversary Season!
Program:String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 76 ,"Sunrise"....F. J. Haydn
String Quartet No. 1, "Metamorphoses nocturnes"....G. Ligeti
String Quartet in c, Op. 51....J. Brahms


Performances:Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 3:00PM
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church

Artists: Gábor Homoki - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Dóra Kokas - Cello





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 25 presents 25 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.

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