Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Opens 2018-19 Season With RUSSIAN INSPIRATION

By: Oct. 01, 2018
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Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Opens 2018-19 Season With RUSSIAN INSPIRATION

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center opens its 2018-19 season in Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, October 16 with a program titled Russian Inspiration, a concert underlining CMS' season-long focus on Russia's moving and deeply felt music. The performance will present pianists Michael Brown and Gloria Chien, violinists Benjamin Beilman and Ida Kavafian, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist David Requiro in a program of works spotlighting composers who influenced Russia's musical evolution, from Viotti and Mozart to Liszt and Schumann.

Said Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, "In our youth, the music of Russia served as a powerful inspiration to master our respective instruments. Later we learned of the essential role music played in the lives of Russian people, and how it spoke to the magic, and often trauma of their homeland. We are thrilled to offer, amidst a multi-dimensional season, a comprehensive view of Russian music that celebrates the genius and fortitude of that country's inimitable composers."

Following opening night, Alice Tully Hall's October programs comprise Quartet Variations with the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Shai Wosner in works by Mozart, Bolcom and Dvo?ák (Oct. 21); and The Kreutzer Connection, which explores links between Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata and works by Janá?ek and Kreutzer with pianist Juho Pohjonen, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, and the Calidore String Quartet (Oct. 28). The Calidore Quartet and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu are both in residence at CMS as part of The Bowers Program, which recognizes outstanding young musicians. Formerly called CMS Two, the program was newly renamed following the five-million dollar gift from Ann S. Bowers-the largest individual gift in the Chamber Music Society's 48-year history, made specifically to secure the development of the next generation of outstanding young musicians. The Kreutzer Connection concert (Oct. 28) will be dedicated to Ms. Bowers.

The popular Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe series will couple lectures and live performance with insights into masterworks by Mozart (Oct. 3), Beethoven (Oct. 10), Mendelssohn (Oct. 17), and Debussy (Oct. 24). A fall Rose Studio Concert will explore classic and seldom-heard chamber music repertoire by Brahms, Schulhoff, and Schumann (Oct. 25). The program will be presented in two ways: in a traditional setting, and as part of the cozy Late Night Rose series with cabaret-style seating and a complimentary glass of wine.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Alice Tully Hall box office at Broadway and West 65th St. or the CMS ticketing office at The Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th floor; by calling 212.875.5788; or online at