Philip Lewis,
Artistic Director


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.


CMI Youth Ambassadors Program
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 35 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, January 30, 2021Live-Stream Concert
Concert 2Saturday, February 27, 2021Live-Stream Concert
Concert 3Saturday, March 20, 2021Live-Stream Concert
Concert 4Saturday, April 10, 2021Live-Stream Concert
Concert 5Saturday, May 15, 2021Live-Stream Concert
Concert 6Saturday, June 19, 2021Live-Stream Concert



Complete 2020-21 Season

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





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 35 presents 35 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 35 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Atar Arad - Viola
Atar Arad was born in Tel Aviv and began his early musical education and violin studies there. In 1968 he was one of a select few young virtuosos to be invited to study under the patronage of the Queen of Belgium in the renowned Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth. In 1971, drawn by the deep, warm sound of the viola and its broad but unfamiliar repertoire, he decided to devote himself to this instrument and its music. In July 1972, in his first appearance as a violist, he won the City of London prize as a laureate of the Carl Flesch...more

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