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Concert 1

Join us for an evening of intense, Russian Romanticism
Program:Nocturne Op. 19, #4
                              - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19
                              - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30
                              - Sergey Taneyev

Performance:Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Artists:Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Philip Setzer - Violin
Marcus Thompson - Viola
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Dmitri Vorobiev - Piano



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2024-25 Season Overview

Concert 1Saturday, September 28, 2024St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Saturday, November 16, 2024St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, January 18, 2025St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, February 15, 2025St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, March 29, 2025St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, April 26, 2025St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

2024-25 Season Concert Details

Concert 1

Thrill to the virtuosity of Sirena Huang and relax in the beauty of the harp and clarinet with Ravel and Brahms.
Program:Chaconne from Partita II, BWV 1004
                                                   - Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata Op. 27 #5, for Matthew Crickboom
                                                   - Eugène Ysaÿe
Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet
                                                   - Maurice Ravel
Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
                                                   - Johannes Brahms

Performance:Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Sirena Huang - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Horacio Contreras - Cello
Kimberly Cole-Luevano - Clarinet
Jaymee Haefner - Harp
James Scott - Flute


Concert 2

Two Highly-acclaimed virtuoso artists performing sonatas by Beethoven and Franck enclosing Romances of Clara Schumann and Partita by Lutoslawski.
Program:Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1
                                                   - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Three Romances, Op. 22
                                                   - Clara Schumann
Partita for Violin & Piano (1984)
                                                   - Witold Lutoslawski
Intermission
                                                   -
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
                                                   - César Franck

Performance:Saturday, November 16, 2024 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano


Concert 3

Enjoy the journey from Germany to Russia and back.
Program:Beethoven String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 #3
                                                   - Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
                                                   - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
                                                   - Johannes Brahms

Performance:Saturday, January 18, 2025 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Philip Setzer - Violin
Marcus Thompson - Viola
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano


Concert 4

CMI presents a dramatic work of Mozart, the charm of Granados, and closes with the greatest piano quintet of all time.
Program:Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
                                                   - Wolfgang A. Mozart
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 49
                                                   - Enrique Granados
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
                                                   - Johannes Brahms

Performance:Saturday, February 15, 2025 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano


Concert 5

Cliburn Silver Medalist Joyce Yang performs the drama of Beethoven, the exquisite beauty of Rachmaninoff, and a work describing a “half-mad musical genius stumbling into insanity.”
Program:Sonata No. 18 Op. 31 No. 3
                                                   - Ludwig van Beethoven
Preludes (selections from Op. 32)
                                                   - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Kreisleriana
                                                   - Robert Schumann

Performance:Saturday, March 29, 2025 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Joyce Yang - Piano


Concert 6

Basking in the virtuosity of Jon Nakamatsu, followed by one of Mozart’s greatest string quartets, and concluding with the ultra-romantic Piano Quintet of César Franck.
Program:String Quartet in C Major K. 465 (Dissonance)
                                                   - Wolfgang. A. Mozart
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
                                                   - Frédéric Chopin
Quintet for Piano & Strings in F Minor
                                                   - César Franck

Performance:Saturday, April 26, 2025 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Andrés Cárdenes - Violin
Nai-Yuan Hu - Violin
Daphne Gerling - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano




Artists in the Concert

Jun Iwasaki - Violin
First prize winner of Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Los Angeles
Philip Setzer - Violin
Violinist Philip Setzer, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began studying violin at the age of five with his parents, both former violinists in the Cleveland Orchestra. He continued his studies with Josef Gingold and Rafael Druian, and later at the Juilliard School with Oscar Shumsky. In 1967, Mr. Setzer won second prize at the Marjorie Merriweather Post Competition in Washington, DC, and in 1976 received a Bronze Medal at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels. Currently serving as the Distinguished Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at SUNY Stony Brook and Visiting Faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Setzer has given master classes at schools around the world, including The Curtis Institute, London's Royal Academy of Music, The San Francisco Conservatory, UCLA and The Mannes School.
Marcus Thompson - Viola
Violist Marcus Thompson is serving his fifteenth season as Artistic Director of the Boston Chamber Music Society with a series of eight concerts at Sanders Theatre (Harvard University), Jordan Hall (Boston), and First Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has appeared in chamber music series and festivals throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and as guest of the Audubon, Borromeo, Cleveland, Da Ponte Endellion, Parker and Vermeer String Quartets, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Anthony Elliott was the Grand Prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition in 1987...
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Dmitri Vorobiev - Piano
Dmitri Vorobiev first came to international attention after winning the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy in 1994...

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1. Nocturne Op. 19, #4
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19
3. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30


1. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2. Sergei Rachmaninoff
3. Sergey Taneyev

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