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Concert 3

The French wit of Gabriel Pierné, the charm of one of Mendelssohn´s greatest chamber works, and the exquisite beauty of Brahms´s Piano Quartet combine with seven Great Artists to create a delicious and unforgettable evening.



Program:Sonata da Camera for Flute, Cello and Piano....Gabriel Pierné
String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18....Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 8:00PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

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Season 21 Overview

Concert 1Saturday, September 23, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 2Saturday, October 28, 2006SMU Caruth Auditorium
Sunday, October 29, 2006The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 3Saturday, December 9, 2006St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Sunday, February 4, 2007The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Concert 5Friday, March 9, 2007The Charles W. Eisemann Center
Saturday, March 10, 2007SMU Caruth Auditorium
Concert 6Friday, April 13, 2007SMU Caruth Auditorium



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

Philip Lewis - Violin
Founder/Artistic Director of CMI; Professor of Violin, University of North Texas; Performs in festivals worldwide.
Carmit Zori - Violin
Gold Medallist of the Naumberg and Leventritt International Competitions.
Atar Arad - Viola
Distinguished soloist in prestigious festivals worldwide and Professor of Viola at the University of Indiana at Bloomington.
Susan Dubois - Viola
Winner of the Tertis International Competition in England and Professor of Viola at the University of North Texas.
Norman Fischer - Cello
Distinguished chamber music artist and professor of cello at Rice University
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
Winner of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Spain.
Featured Artist
James Scott - Flute
Flutist, distinguished soloist and Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas.

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1. Sonata da Camera for Flute, Cello and Piano
2. String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18
3. Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26


1. Gabriel Pierné
2. Felix Mendelssohn
3. Johannes Brahms

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