Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Saturdays @ 6PM

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.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6
Julie Albers, cello;  Alessio Bax, piano

Sergei Rachmaninov:  Trio élégiaque in D minor, Op. 9
Alessio Bax, piano;  Elmar Oliveira, violin;  Paul Watkins, cello


Franz Schubert:  Violin Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, D. 574 "Duo"
Arnaud Sussmann, violin;  Juho Pohjonen, piano

Arnold Schoenberg:  Transfigured Night, Op. 4
Arnaud Sussmann and Paul Huang, violins; Matthew Lipman and Mark Holloway, viola;
Paul Watkins and David Finckel, cellos


Benjamin Britten:  Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
Todd Phillips, violin;  Gloria Chien, piano

Felix Mendelssohn:  Piano Quartet in B minor, Op. 3
Juho Pohjonen, piano;  Erin Keefe, violin;  Paul Neubauer, viola;  Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello


Olivier Messiaen:  Quartet for the End of Time
David Shifrin, clarinet;  Daniel Hope, violin;  Paul Watkins, cello;  Gilbert Kalish, piano


Louis Moreau Gottschalk:  The Union, Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Charles Ives:   Selected songs
Randall Scarlata, baritone;  Gilbert Kalish, piano

Frederic Rzewski:  Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues from Four North American Ballads
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Duke Ellington:  Clarinet Lament
David Shifrin, clarinet;  Gloria Chien, piano

George Gershwin:  An American in Paris
Alessio Bax and Robert Spano, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven:  Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103
Stephen Taylor and James Austin Smith, oboes;  David Shifrin and Alexander Fiterstein, clarinets;  Peter Kolkay and Marc Goldberg, bassoons;  Julie Landsman and Kevin Rivard, horns

Johannes Brahms:  Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn;  Paul Huang, violin;  Juho Pohjonen, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven:  String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6
Jerusalem Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn:  Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110
Michael Brown, piano;  Chad Hoopes, violin;  Paul Neubauer and Matthew Lipman, violas; Nicholas Canellakis, cello;  Joseph Conyers, bass


Alexander Scriabin:  Five Preludes for Piano, Op. 16
Wu Han, piano

Sergei Taneyev:  Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30
Wu Han, piano with the Escher String Quartet