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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

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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




Artists in the Concert

Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels and Concertmaster of the Hwaum Chamber Orchestra in Korea
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou - Violin
Gold Medalist, 3 International Violin Competitions: Concours Jacques Thibaud,1999; Lipizer,1999; Sarasate,1997.
Featured Artist
Susan Dubois - Viola
Winner of the Tertis International Competition in England and Professor of Viola at the University of North Texas.
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Grand Prize Winner of the Dong-Ah International Competition in Korea and Principal Cellist with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
Winner of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Spain.
John Scott - Clarinet
Internationally-known Clarinetist; Professor of Music at the University of North Texas
James Scott - Flute
Flutist, distinguished soloist and Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas.

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1. Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11
2. Rhapsody for Flute, Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
3. Preludio from Partita #3 in E Major, BWV 1006 for Solo Violin
4. Sonata for Jacques Thibaud in A Minor, Op. 27 #2 for Solo Violin
5. Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings


1. L. van Beethoven
2. Arthur Honegger
3. J. S. Bach
4. E. Ysaÿe
5. C. Franck

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