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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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Season 36 Overview

Concert 1Thursday, October 14, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Monday, November 29, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, February 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, March 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, April 16, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, May 21, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2021-22 Season

Concert 1

The Iwasaki family opens the season with a popular blend of Haydn, Amy Beach, John Williams, and the monumental Schubert Bb Piano Trio.
Program:Piano Trio in E♭ Major, HOB. XV:29....Joseph Haydn
Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23....Amy Beach
Selections from Three Pieces from Schindler’s List: Theme, Remembrances....John Williams
Piano Trio No. 1 in B♭ Major, D. 898....Franz Schubert


Performances:Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Yurie Iwasaki - Piano



Concert 2

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin leads a stellar cast with 2 of the most powerful works in the chamber music repertoire.
Program:Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ Major, K. 563....W.A. Mozart
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Monday, November 29, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Yura Lee - Viola
Clive Greensmith - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano



Concert 3

Violinist Richard Lin—Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis—is featured with Taeguk Mun and Chih-Yi Chen in works of Britten, Janáček, and the darkly-Russian Piano Trio of Anton Arensky.
Program:Sonata for violin and piano....Leoš Janáček
Sonata in C for cello and piano....Benjamin Britten
Piano Trio No.1, Op. 32 in D Minor....Anton Arensky


Performances:Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Richard Lin - Violin
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



Concert 4

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen plays a concert of original works including music for the silent film “The Goddess” performed while the movie is shown.
Program:“Golden Drizzling”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Shadow of Silence”....Rez Abbasi
“Forever Fragrant”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Osmanthus Flower “....Min Xiao-Fen
“Hero”....Min Xiao-Fen
“The Goddess”....Min Xiao-Fen


Performances:Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa
Rez Abbasi - Guitar



Concert 5

Pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine and 4 more Superstars present Shostakovich’s and Dvořák’s delicious Piano Quintets along with an aperitif by Atar Arad.
Program:Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....Dmitri Shostakovich
Toccatina à la Turk....Atar Arad
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 6

The ever-popular pianist Joyce Yang returns with a spectacular piano recital including work by Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Kernis, and Rachmaninoff.
Program:French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816....Johann Sebastian Bach
Ten Preludes, Op. 23....Sergei. Rachmaninoff
Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397....W.A. Mozart
“Un Bacio” - A Kiss (Romance and Transfiguration): on themes by John Corigliano and Mark Adamo....Aaron Jay Kernis
The Firebird Suite (piano transcription)....Igor Stravinsky/Guido Agosti


Performances:Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Joyce Yang - 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 36 presents 36 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 36 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Jon Kimura Parker - Piano
One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker performed an unprecedented array of piano concertos in the 2010-2011 season, including Rachmaninoff No. 3, Brahms No. 2, Tchaikovsky No. 1, Barber, Gershwin, Beethoven No. 4, Beethoven “Emperor”, Grieg, and several by Mozart. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian honor.

Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with major orchestras nationally...more

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