September 12, 2023
CMS October 2023 Concert Calendar

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 

*Indicates a work new to CMS

Tuesday October 17, 7:30 PM, Alice Tully Hall

In the tradition of the great conductorless chamber orchestras, seventeen of CMS’s incomparable virtuosi gather for an evening of lush and bracing works for string orchestra by Elgar, Bartók, Grieg, Walker and Britten.

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Quartet and Strings, Op. 47 (1905)*
Bartók Divertimento for Strings, BB 118 (1939)
GriegHolberg Suite for Strings, Op. 40 (1884)*
WalkerLyric for Strings (1946)*
BrittenSimple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 (1933–34)*
Francisco Fullana, Chad Hoopes, Bella Hristova, Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, Daniel Phillips, Arnaud Sussmann, James Thompson, Danbi Um, Violin •â€„Jeremy Berry, Matthew Lipman, Paul Neubauer, Viola  •  Dmitri Atapine, David Finckel, Sihao He, Mihai Marica, Cello  •  Blake Hinson, Double Bass
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Thursday, October 19, 7:30 PM, Rose Studio at CMS 

Mozart Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano, K. 379 (1781)
Fauré Sonata No. 1 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 (1875–76)
Beethoven Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” (1802–03)
Chad Hoopes, Violin  •  Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano
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Saturday, October 21, 7:30 PM, Alice Tully Hall 
Sunday, October 22, 5:00 PM • Alice Tully Hall 

Sunday performance is SOLD OUT.
A limited number of press seats are available for Saturday and Sunday. 

In a historic event not to be missed, the Emerson String Quartet says goodbye from the CMS stage with Beethoven quartets and Schubert's Quintet, with special guest David Finckel, who was the Emerson's cellist for 34 years. 

Beethoven Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Op. 130, with “Grosse Fuge,” Op. 133 (1825)
Schubert Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163 (1828)
Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Violin  •  Lawrence Dutton, Viola  •  Paul Watkins, Cello)  •  David Finckel, Cello
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Thursday, October 26, 6:30 & 9:00 PM, Rose Studio at CMS

This intimate concert series in the Rose Studio at CMS features chamber music for harp and flute, with harpist Bridget Kibbey, whose debut recording on Pentatone is due out October 14, and renowned flutist, educator and conductor Ransom Wilson. They perform a trio by Ibert with violist Matthew Lipman and a quintet by Jolivet with violinist Stella Chen, Lipman and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. The program opens with Mozart's second Flute Quartet and Britten's Lachrymae for viola and harp. The 6:30 PM performance offers traditional seating, and the 9:00 PM performance offers cabaret-style seating with a complimentary glass of wine and snacks. 

Mozart Quartet in G major for Flute and Strings, K. 285a (1781-82)
BrittenLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland for Viola and Harp, Op. 48 (1930)*
Ibert Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp (1943–44)*
JolivetChant de Linos for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp (1944)
Stella Chen, Violin  •  Matthew Lipman, Viola • Nicholas Canellakis, Cello  •  Ransom Wilson, Flute •  Bridget Kibbey, Harp
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Sunday, October 29, 5:00 PM, Alice Tully Hall

In the first of two concerts exploring the music of Rachmaninov and his influence in classical music, the focus is on Rachmaninov the composer, pairing his works for voice, piano and strings with those of his contemporaries. Pianist Gilles Vonsattel and soprano Erika Baikoff perform works for voice and piano, and Vonsattel is joined by violinist Benjamin Beilman and cellist Clive Greensmith for music by Rubinstein, Tchaikosvsky and Rachmaninov. The second program (on Nov 4) will focus on Rachmaninov the pianist. 

Rubinstein “Romance” from Soirées à Saint-Petersbourg for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 44, No. 1 (1860)*
TchaikovskySouvenir d’un lieu cher (Memory of a dear place) for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 (1878)
Balakirev “The Goldfish’s Song” for Voice and Piano (1860)*
Mussorgsky “Where Are You, Dear Star?” for Voice and Piano (1857)*
Rachmaninov “Arion” for Voice and Piano, Op. 34, No. 5 (1912)*
Glinka “The Lark” for Voice and Piano (1840)*
Rimsky-Korsakov “Does not the wind, blowing from the heights” for Voice and Piano, Op. 43, No. 2 (1897)*
Rachmaninov “These Summer Nights” for Voice and Piano, Op. 14, No. 5 (1896)*
RachmaninovTrio élégiaque in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 9 (1893, rev. 1907, 1917)
Erika Baikoff, Soprano  •  Gilles Vonsattel, Piano  •  Benjamin Beilman, Violin  •  Clive Greensmith, Cello
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Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 pm, Alice Tully Hall


Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano sings Gregg Kallor's "The Tell-Tale Heart" as part of a Halloween-themed evening. Percussionists Ayano Kataoka and Ian David Rosenbaum are featured in music by Bartok, with Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio opening the program. 

Beethoven Trio in D major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost” (1808)
Gregg KallorThe Tell-Tale Heart for Voice, Cello, and Piano (2016)*
Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, BB 115 (1937)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Soprano  •  Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung, Piano  •  Arnaud Sussmann, Violin • Nicholas Canellakis, Cello  •  Ayano Kataoka, Ian David Rosenbaum, Percussion
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