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Concert 1

Join us as we launch our 34th-Season to explore the past and present of chamber music. This concert will feature selections from classical European folk music, and imaginative interpretations of works by American jazz legend Thelonius Monk played on a pipa -- sometimes called a Chinese lute.

This wide-ranging concert will culminate with the Dallas-Fort Worth premiere of Tan Dun's hypnotic "Ghost Opera" for string quartet and pipa. Hear the voices of water, metal, paper, stone and imagination. These works together will showcase the versatility of chamber music.



Program:Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 15....Miklós Rózsa
Terzetto Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola....Antonín Dvořák
"Ask Me Now"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"For Our Children"....Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
"Ghost Opera"....Tan Dun


Performances:Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:30PM
The Charles W. Eisemann Center

(This concert occurs in the past. The tickets are no longer available)

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Season 34 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 27, 2019The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 2Saturday, October 26, 2019St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Friday, December 6, 2019Moody Performance Hall
Concert 4Friday, January 24, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 5Saturday, February 15, 2020St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, March 7, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 7Saturday, May 23, 2020Moody Performance Hall
Concert 8Saturday, June 13, 2020St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2020-21 Concert Season Listing

Concert 1

A Tribute to Stephane Grappelli - Scott Tixier and some of the best jazz artists in the world pay homage to Grappelli’s unique style infused with Gypsy influences. The program will be presented in mysterious Grappelli style with surprise original repertoire decided on the spot.
Program:Gypsy Showstoppers....TBA
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli....TBA


Performances:Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Scott Tixier - Violin
Matt Clohsey - Doublebass
Dave Moony - Guitar



Concert 2

Join us on a European tour through Germany and France with the scintillating music of Beethoven, Ravel, and Fauré featuring four superb artists.
Program:Sonata in A, Op. 49, "Kreutzer" for Violin and Piano....Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Violin and Cello....Maurice Ravel
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.15....Gabriel Fauré


Performances:Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 3

Tchaikovsky International Competition prize winners, violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Ko Iwasaki join forces with pianist Hyunsoo Kim in works of Leclair, Franck, and Mendelssohn.
Program:Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 9 #3....Jean-Marie Leclair
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano....César Franck
Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Andrés Cárdenes - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Hyun Soo Kim - Piano



Concert 4

Chamber Music International presents a delicious evening of Strings. The Captivating/Virtuosic Serenade of Dohnányi and the exquisite Quintets of Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Program:Serenade in C Major, Op. 10....Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515....W. A. Mozart
String Quintet No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 87....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Aaron Boyd - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Yura Lee - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello



Concert 5

Three exceptional super-stars perform lively music of Schubert and Korngold followed by one of the greatest works of Johannes Brahms.
Program:Sonata in A minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione"....Franz Schubert
Suite for Violin and Piano, "Much Ado About Nothing", Op. 11....Erich W. Korngold
Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Amy Schwartz Moretti - Violin
Bion Tsang - Cello
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 6

The world-renowned Pacifica String Quartet is joined by Violist/Composer Atar Arad in works of Ligeti, Arad, and Dvořák.
Program:String Quartet no. 2 in F Major, Op. 92....Sergei Prokofiev
String Trio, "From Here to There" for Violin, Viola and Cello....Atar Arad
String Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 97....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:30PM
Live-Stream Concert

Artists: Simin Ganatra - Violin
Austin Hartman - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Mark Holloway - Viola
Brandon Vamos - Cello





Artists in the Concert

Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
One of the finest virtuoso violinists in the world today.
Featured Artist
Michael Shih - Violin
Violinist Michael Shih, currently Concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, has performed throughout the United States, his native Taiwan, and the rest of the world.
Atar Arad - Viola
Distinguished soloist in prestigious festivals worldwide and Professor of Viola at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Sophie Shao - Cello

Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”

Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa

Few artists have done more to both honor and reinvent the 2000-year history of the pipa than renowned soloist, vocalist and composer Min Xiao-Fen. An in-demand interpreter of traditional music before relocating to the United States, Min has forged a new path for her instrument in modern jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary classical music. The Village Voice lauded her as an artist who “has taken her ancient Chinese string instrument into the future.”

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1. Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 15
2. Terzetto Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola
3. "Ask Me Now"
4. "For Our Children"
5. "Ghost Opera"


1. Miklós Rózsa
2. Antonín Dvořák
3. Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
4. Thelonious Monk/Min Xiao-Fen
5. Tan Dun

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