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Season 26 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 15, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, November 19, 2011SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, November 20, 2011St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 21, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 25, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, March 31, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, April 1, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Friday, May 11, 2012St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral
Saturday, May 12, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2011-12 Season

Concert 1

Chamber Music International presents the Spiritual Connection of Bach and Beethoven; and the most dazzling, virtuosic Piano Trio ever written.
Program:Sonata #2 in A Minor, BWV 1003, for Solo Violin....J. Bach
Sonata #3 in A Major, Op. 69, for Piano and Cello....L. van Beethoven
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50....P. I. Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Bion Tsang - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano



Concert 2

Join CMI for the spectacular return of the Kelemen String Quartet in dramatic performances of “Death and the Maiden” and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir”.
Program:String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 #1....R. Schumann
String Quartet #14 in D Minor, Op. Posth., “Death and the Maiden”....F. Schubert
String Sextet in D Minor Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” ....P. I. Tchaikovsky


Performances:Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Gábor Homoki - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Felix Olschofka - Violin
Katalin Kokas - Viola
Jesús Castro-Balbi - Cello
Dóra Kokas - Cello



Concert 3

Join the fun of Virtuoso Violist/Composer Atar Arad “and all” in a program of “let-your-hair-down” fun and great variety.
Program:Prelude in B Minor ....J. S. Bach/A.Siloti
Black Earth....Fazil Say (b. 1970)
Fantasia Cromatica for Solo Viola....J. S. Bach/Z. Kodály
Caprice 5 (Krzysztof)....Atar Arad
Caprice 7 (Franz)....Atar Arad
Cafe Music....Paul Schoenfield
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....D. Shostakovich


Performances:Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Gustavo Romero - Piano



Concert 4

A delicious romp through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and France; performed by artists from Russia, China, Korea, and America--A truly International Evening!
Program:Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11....L. van Beethoven
Rhapsody for Flute, Violin, Clarinet, and Piano....Arthur Honegger
Preludio from Partita #3 in E Major, BWV 1006 for Solo Violin....J. S. Bach
Sonata for Jacques Thibaud in A Minor, Op. 27 #2 for Solo Violin....E. Ysaÿe
Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings....C. Franck


Performances:Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet
James Scott - Flute



Concert 5

Thrill to the dazzling artistry of two young, rousing virtuosi in a performance of intimacy and spectacle.
Program:Sonata #1 in A Minor, Op. 105....R. Schumann
Far Beyond the Chrysanthemum and November Fog....Toru Takemitsu
Tzigane--Gypsy Rhapsody de Concert ....M. Ravel
Sonata #9 in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”....L. van Beethoven


Performances:Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Augustin Hadelich - Violin
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 6

Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker lead a program featuring the first published work of a young Beethoven, the Texas premiere of an American Sonata, and a Quartet in which Brahms contemplates suicide for lost love.
Program:Piano Trio in Eb Major, Opus 1, No 1....L. van Beethoven
Violin sonata (Texas premiere)....John Harbison
Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 60....J. Brahms


Performances:Friday, May 11, 2012 - 8:00PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Aloysia Friedmann - Viola
Desmond Hoebig - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - 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 26 presents 26 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 26 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, as in a teaching studio.

Mr. Lin’s recent and upcoming concerts reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, Detroit, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra...more

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