Philip Lewis,
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CMI Artist of the Season
Chamber Music International Honors Bion Tsang as "Artist of the Season". CMI selects Artist of the Season based upon extraordinary artistry over several seasons of performances with CMI, performances of chamber music as a major part of their careers, and friendship as well as support for the mission of CMI.


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CMI Announces NEW Youth Ambassadors Program! The CMI Youth Ambassadors Program is an exclusive program for dedicated high school musicians whose passion for classical music encourages them to connect with the highest standards of performance in the local and global classical music communities.


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Season 30 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, September 12, 2015St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Sunday, September 13, 2015Moody Performance Hall
Concert 2Sunday, October 11, 2015Moody Performance Hall
Concert 3Friday, December 4, 2015Moody Performance Hall
Concert 4Saturday, February 13, 2016St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, March 5, 2016St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, April 23, 2016Moody Performance Hall
Concert 7Saturday, May 21, 2016St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2015-16 Season

Concert 1

Join CMI in a delicious Classical/Romantic romp through Mozart’s elegant Vienna, Turina’s exotic Spain, and Brahms’ Germany—the heart of Western Music.
Program:Piano Trio in Bb Major, K.502....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Trio #2 in B Minor, Op.76....Joaquín Turina
Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Sheryl Staples - Violin
Carter Brey - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 2

CMI presents an evening of time spent in the very heart of France—the Impressionism of Debussy and Ravel and the late Romanticism of Chausson in his rarely-heard Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet.
Program:Sonata for Violin and Piano....Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10....Claude Debussy
Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op.21....Ernest Chausson


Performances:Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Jonathan Crow - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Andrew Wan - Violin
Eric Nowlin - Viola
Brian Manker - Cello
Orion Weiss - Piano



Concert 3

Come and be a part of a breathtaking concert featuring Indianapolis Gold Medalist Clara-Jumi Kang in a spectacular evening of French music favorites.
Program:Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor....Claude Debussy
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2....Maurice Ravel
Poème élégiaque....Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major....Caesar Franck


Performances:Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

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



Concert 4

Join CMI for an wondrous concert of Mozart and Brahms including the greatest Piano Quintet of all time. Saturday, February 13, 2016 - St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Program:Duo in Bb for Violin and Viola, K 424....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Carnaval for Solo Piano, Op. 9....Robert Schumann
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, Op.34....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Philip Lewis - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Jungshin Lim Lewis - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 5

CMI is proud to present a lovely tribute dedicated to the memory of the beautiful harpist Deborah Hoffman written by her brother Joel Hoffman and co-commissioned by Chamber Music International. The program also includes the fiery and Gypsy-inspired G Minor Piano Quartet of Johannes Brahms.
Program:Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 100....Antonín Dvořák
Dance sacrée et danse profane for Harp and String Quartet....Claude Debussy
‘of Deborah, for Deborah’....Joel Hoffman
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Felix Olschofka - Violin
Toby Hoffman - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano
Nancy Allen - Harp



Concert 6

CMI brings back the Grand Duo of pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse in an exotic program that literally spans the globe.
Program:Solo de concours....André Messager
Sonata in Eb Major for Clarinet and Piano....Johannes Brahms
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22....Frédéric Chopin
Premiére Rhapsodie....Claude Debussy
Lecuonerias from The Cape Cod Files....Paco D’Rivera
Four Views for Clarinet and Piano....Gordon Goodwin
Full Stride Ahead + from Four Rags for Two Jons....John Novacek


Performances:Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Jon Nakamatsu - Piano
Jon Manasse - Clarinet



Concert 7

Enjoy the lovely journey of Franz Schubert with violist Paul Coletti and the exoticism of the Eastern Europeans-- Smetana and Dvorak-- in 3 of the most popular works of all time.
Program:Sonata “Apreggione” for Viola and Piano....Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor....Bedřich Smetana
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Felix Olschofka - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Gregory Allen - 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 30 presents 30 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 30 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

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