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Concert 4

Featuring Leon Fleisher —

“The finest American Pianist of his (and probably) any time.”

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Program:String Trio....Jean Françaix
Duo, Op. 7, for Violin and Cello....Zoltán Kodály
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34....J.Brahms


Performances:Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 8:00PM
SMU Caruth Auditorium

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Season 17 Overview

Concert 1Friday, September 27, 2002The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, September 28, 2002SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Monday, November 18, 2002The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Saturday, January 18, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 4Saturday, February 22, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 5Saturday, March 29, 2003The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 6Friday, May 2, 2003SMU Caruth Auditorium
Saturday, May 3, 2003The Charles W. Eisemann Center



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
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

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:Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 3:00PM
Moody Performance Hall

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 Trio, "From Here to There" for Violin, Viola and Cello....Atar Arad
String Quartet No. 1 (1954)....György Sándor Ligeti
String Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 97....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

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



Concert 7

In our dazzling Season Finale, the “Goddess” of the Pipa—Min Xiao-Fen creates a mesmerizing evening of exhilarating musical styles. She is hailed by many as the greatest living exponent of her instrument.
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, July 10, 2021 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

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





Artists in the Concert

Ik-Hwan Bae - Violin
Winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels and Concertmaster of the Hwaum Chamber Orchestra in Korea
Philip Lewis - Violin
Founder/Artistic Director of CMI; Professor of Violin, University of North Texas; Performs in festivals worldwide.
Roland Glassl - Viola
1st Prize Winner of the 1997 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in England and Violist in the Mandelring String Quartet in Germany
Bion Tsang - Cello
Winner of an Avery Fisher grant and Bonze Medallist in the IX Tchaikovsky Competition.
Leon Fleisher - Piano
Renowned as a pianist, conductor and teacher, now in his sixth decade before the public with the dynamic CD Two Hands.
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1. String Trio
2. Duo, Op. 7, for Violin and Cello
3. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34


1. Jean Françaix
2. Zoltán Kodály
3. J.Brahms

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