The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by Elliott Forrest, features performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and the performers. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period.
Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Wu Han, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Danish String Quartet
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56
Violinists Ani and Ida Kavafian
Leos Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
Sergei Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
Stephen Taylor, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Susie Park, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; DaXun Zhang, double bass
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32
Gary Hoffman, cello; David Selig, piano
Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Nicolas Dautricourt, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Colin Carr, cello
Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
Bella Hristova and Kristin Lee, violins; Mark Holloway, viola; Nicholas Altstaedt, cello; Orion String Quartet
Alexander Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
Escher String Quartet
Georg Philippe Telemann: Concerto in D Major for Trumpet and Two Oboes
David Washburn, trumpet; Stephen Taylor and James Austin Smith, oboes; CMS Musicians
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Sooyun Kim and Robert Langevin, flutes; CMS Musicians
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Aaron Boyd, violin; Sooyun Kim, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; David Washburn, trumpet; CMS Musicians
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle
Claron McFadden, soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano; The Pacifica Quartet
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D. 810, Op. Posth. "Death and the Maiden"
Luigi Boccherini: Quintet in C Major, G. 324 "La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid"
The Miro Quartet; David Finckel, cello
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
David Shifrin, clarinet; Alexander Sitkovetsky and Erin Keefe, violins; Mark Holloway, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello
Alban Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
Alessio Bax, piano
Franz Schubert: Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898, Op. 99
Wu Han, piano; Phillip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello
Gyorgi Ligeti: Horn Trio "Hommage à Brahms"
Jeremy Denk, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Jennifer Montone, horn
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
Benjamin Beilman, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Ani Kavafian, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; David Finckel, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass
Henry Purcell: "Love arms himself in Celia's eyes"
Henry Purcell: "Since one poor view has drawn my heart"
Henry Purcell: "Oh! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes"
Dominique Labelle, soprano; Timothy Eddy, cello; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Non sa che sia dolore," BWV 209
Dominique Labelle, soprano; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Musicians of the CMS
Nicolo Paganini: Terzetto concertante in D Major
Benjamin Beilman, viola; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Dane Johansen, cello
Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op. 25
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Ida Kavafian, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola