The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Residency

Wu Han and David Finckel. Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

The partnership of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Drew University is happy to bring seasonal concerts to the Concert Hall. CMS has been a residency partner with Drew since the 2006-2007 season with the help and friendship of co-Artistic Directors, Wu Han and David Finckel.

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Beethoven, Dvořák, and Brahms

Faithful friends at the height of their careers, Brahms and Dvořák supported each other musically and personally. Famous for respecting only a handful of musicians, Brahms admired Dvořák’s gifts almost to the point of jealousy, and Dvořák benefitted from the wisdom of Brahms's advice on his compositions and career. And both looked over their shoulders at the towering figure of Beethoven, as they were expected to follow in his footsteps.

Program
- Beethoven Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1 (1797-98)
- Dvořák Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
- Brahms Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25
(1860-61)

Drew Community tickets are $15! Please call CMS at (212) 875-5788 to purchase your discounted ticket! 

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Magical Schubert

During his brief life, Franz Schubert created a stunning musical legacy. Composing almost a thousand works in just eighteen years, his mastery accelerated as he neared death at only thirty-one, leaving symphonies, piano works, chamber music and songs for the world to discover during the remainder of the 19th century. This program features three examples of Schubert's genius, each work at the pinnacle of its genre.

Program
- Schubert Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103 (1828)
- Schubert Fantasy in C major for Violin and Piano, D. 934, Op. 159 (1827)
- Schubert Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, D. 898, Op. 99 (1827)

Drew Community tickets are $15! Please call CMS at (212) 875-5788 to purchase your discounted ticket! 

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Great Quintets

A sublime and masterful duo by Mozart opens a program celebrating the art of the string quintet, a genre virtually invented by the viola-playing Mozart which allows for the addition of a second viola to the hallowed ensemble of the string quartet. Mozart's six quintets set the standard for later masters to emulate, as you will hear in Dvořák's exuberant "American" quintet, composed in Spillville, Iowa.

Program
- Mozart Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for Violin and Viola, K. 424 (1783)
- Mozart Quintet in G minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 516 (1787)
- Dvořák Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American” (1893)

Drew Community tickets are $15! Please call CMS at (212) 875-5788 to purchase your discounted ticket! 

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