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Season 27 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, October 6, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, October 7, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Friday, December 7, 2012SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, December 8, 2012St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 12, 2013St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 9, 2013St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Sunday, March 10, 2013Moody Performance Hall
Concert 6Friday, May 10, 2013Moody Performance Hall



Complete 2012-13 Season

Concert 1

This highly-unusual instrumental combination--violin, clarinet, cello, and harp-- creates a fantastic and unique kaleidoscope of colors.
Program:Suite from "The Victorian Kitchen Garden" for Clarinet and Harp....Paul Reade
Concerto a Tre for Clarinet, Violin, and Cello....Ingolf Dahl
Trio Pour violin, violoncelle et harp....Jacques Ibert
Passacaglia for violin and cello....Handel arr. Halvorsen
Fantasie for violin and harp, Op. 124....Camille Saint Saëns
Quartet La Jolla for violin, clarinet, cello and harp (2010) ....John Williams


Performances:Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

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

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Joshua Roman - Cello
Deborah Hoffman - Harp
John Bruce Yeh - Clarinet



Concert 2

Enjoy a feast of Bohemian and Hungarian masterpieces performed incomparably and deliciously in beauty and virtuosity.
Program:Outdoor Suite for Solo Piano....Béla Bartók
Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola....Bohuslav Martinù
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvoøák


Performances:Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

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

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Felix Olschofka - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 3

Chamber Music International proudly presents its first concert of the New Year with 3 of the greatest masterpieces of the Romantic Movement.
Program:Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major....Ludwig Beethoven
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15....Bedrich Smetana
String Sextet No. 1 in Bb Major, Op 18....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Felix Olschofka - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Daphne Gerling - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Nathaniel Rosen - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 4

Enter the Russian world of Jewish folk music, saunter through a romanticized Hungary; and experience one of the greatest, German piano trios of the 19th century.
Program:Overture on Hebrew Themes for String Quartet, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 34....Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1....Ernõ Dohnányi
Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb Major, D. 898....Franz Schubert


Performances:Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Philip Lewis - Violin
Che-Yen Chen - Viola
Eugene Osadchy - Cello
Gregory Allen - Piano
John Scott - Clarinet



Concert 5

Take a journey through the beautiful Classicism of Austria and Germany, and then proceed to the fiery regions of 19th century violin virtuosity at its best with one of the top young artists of her generation.
Program:Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, K. 301....Wolfgang A. Mozart
Sonata for Piano and Violin in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2....Ludwig van Beethoven
Poème, Op. 25....Ernest Chausson
Fantaisie brillante on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 3, No. 3....Jenö Hubay


Performances:Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Clara-Jumi Kang - Violin
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



Concert 6

CMI celebrates the return of the spectacular Kelemen Quartet. They will perform a colorful collage of Hungarian music by Béla Bartók and György Kurtág, English Baroque of Henry Purcell, and one of Beethoven’s finest string quartets.
Program:Fantasias No. 6, 8, and 10....Henry Purcell
String Quartet No. 2 ....Béla Bartók
Six Moments Musicaux....György Kurtág
String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131....Ludwig van Beethoven


Performances:Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:00PM
Moody Performance Hall

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 27 presents 27 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 27 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Barnabás Kelemen - Violin
Barnabás Kelemen has established himself as one of the leading violinist and the most versatile musician of his generation. He is a dedicated chamber musician both as a violinist and violist, string quartet-musician and conductor, giving master classes worldwide. Since 2005 he is the Professor of Violin at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest.

He appears regularly as a concerto soloist with symphonic orchestras of London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Munich, Tokyo, Budapest, Prague, Hong-Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur and at many of the world’s major musical venues as the New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Philharmonie in...more

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