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Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center At SPAC - Vienna to Paris

The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns (August 4 - 20) with a roster of internationally celebrated artists, taking audiences at the Spa Little Theater on a musical journey with six programs designed specifically for the SPAC Residency of 23 works never before been performed by CMS at SPAC.

In addition to performances by David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of CMS, in residency for all three weekends, audiences will experience the return of the Escher Quartet, plus debut appearances by four artists including Chinese violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, British flutist Adam Walker, Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova and renowned American cellist Keith Robinson.

Program

  • Beethoven: Trio in C minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 3

  • Debussy: Quartet in G minor for Strings, Op. 10

  • Brahms: Quartet No. 2 in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26

Wu Han, Piano; Paul Huang, Violin; Paul Neubauer, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin; Danbi Um, Violin; Pierre Lapointe, Viola; Brook Speltz, Cello.

The majestic cities of Vienna and Paris were thriving centers of creative energy in the 18th and 19th centuries, nurturing many great artists.  Among those was Beethoven, who wrote a copious amount of works shortly after moving to Vienna in 1792, including his popular Op. 9 string trios. A hundred years later, Debussy’s Paris provided a stunning backdrop for his string quartet, which revealed previously unimagined possibilities for quartet composition. Brahms’s blockbuster piano quartet provides a spectacular finish to the program.


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