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Concert 2

Thrill to an evening of beauty and virtuosity performed by the recent Gold Medalist of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition and Superstar violinist Cho-Liang Lin
Program:Grand Duo Concertante in D Major, Op. 67 #2
                              - Louis Spohr
Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 56
                              - Sergei Prokofiev
Three Duos for 2 Violins
                              - Dimitri Shostakovich
Suite in G Minor for 2 Violins and Piano , Op. 71
                              - Moritz Moszkowski
Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33
                              - Pablo de Sarasate

Performance:Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Artists:Risa Hokamura - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Yurie Iwasaki - 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

Risa Hokamura - Violin
Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura whose playing was praised as “both powerful and reflective, sweet and steely” (Upstage, Indianapolis), first came to international attention upon winning First Prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions at the age of seventeen, as well as the Tannery Pond Concerts Prize, The Ruth Laredo Memorial Prize, and The Ronald A. Asherson Prize, and the Silver Medal at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where she performed Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
One of the finest virtuoso violinists in the world today.
Featured Artist
Yurie Iwasaki - Piano

Yurie Iwasaki has been acclaimed throughout the United States as a chamber musician and collaborative artist. She has performed with well-known artists including Julius Baker, Carol Wincenc, Yfrah Neaman, Emanuel Borok, Bion Tsang, Martin Beaver, and of course her husband Ko Iwasaki. Her performance with Yfrah Neaman was claimed in the Journal Star as “…accompanist, in fact, seems the wrong word, for she was, indeed, a fellow artist throughout, with a full ranging technique and an expressive power to match his own…”

She has been serving as staff accompanist at many national young artist competitions, masterclasses, and summer music festivals.

Ms. Iwasaki is a general manager and librarian for the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and supporting for the program for many years.

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1. Grand Duo Concertante in D Major, Op. 67 #2
2. Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 56
3. Three Duos for 2 Violins
4. Suite in G Minor for 2 Violins and Piano , Op. 71
5. Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33


1. Louis Spohr
2. Sergei Prokofiev
3. Dimitri Shostakovich
4. Moritz Moszkowski
5. Pablo de Sarasate

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