Joel Fan, pianist
OCTOBER 14, 2012 3:00 P.M.
Pianist Joel Fan is one of the most dynamic and accomplished musicians performing today. He has eagerly embraced traditional piano literature as well as an eclectic range of repertoire, including new music commissioned especially for him, world music, and his own transcriptions. “Mr. Fan has a powerful touch and a big sound … his playing was the picture of textural clarity... with the sparkle and rhythmic suppleness of a jazz improviser." -Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
Calder String Quartet
NOVEMBER 11, 2012 3:00 P.M.
The Calder’s Beethoven was full of flaring drama, furrowed brows and quiet intensity. But, with the tightest of ensemble playing and well-judged balancing of instrumental voices, the piece retained its classical integrity and polished finish. Most striking, here, as in the other pieces, was the intense beauty of tone these musicians produced — which blossomed to full lusciousness in their surging, extroverted reading of the Ravel.’ - The Washington Post
JANUARY 27, 2013 3:00 P.M.
Trio Solisti has been hailed "The most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker. Comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff - Trio Solisti has earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon.
FEBRUARY 10, 2013 3:00 P.M.
The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over 29 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. "To say they play with seasoned eloquence, a unanimity of feeling born of deep communal consideration, is an understatement, for they demand superlatives." -Sunday Times
Ying String Quartet
MARCH 24, 2013 3:00 P.M.
The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. The Ying Quartet's constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical projects and interests. "The ensemble replicated sounds of water." The New York Times
Stradivari String Quartet
APRIL 14, 2013 3:00 P.M.
Four Stradivaris, perfect musical instruments, find four musicians who bring out of them all the height and depth of human emotion that music can express. The musicians breathe life into the completed work: the work of Stradivari and the works of the composers. This love is something that reaches to the heart that can be felt by anyone who is able and willing to listen.
MAY 12, 2013 3:00 P.M.
Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personality.