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Shriver Hall Concert Series Announces 2022-2023 Season

The Subscription Series features performances by: flutist Emi Ferguson and continuo band Ruckus, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih, and many more.

Shriver Hall Concert Series Announces 2022-2023 Season

Shriver Hall Concert Series - Baltimore's premier presenter of chamber music ensembles and solo recitalists - today announced its 2022-2023 season.

The Subscription Series features performances by: flutist Emi Ferguson and continuo band Ruckus, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih, bass-baritone Davóne Tines and pianist Adam Nielsen, pianist Daniil Trifinov, the Dover Quartet with double-bassist Joseph Conyers, the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, pianist Piotr Anderszewski, and Imani Winds in the world premiere of a new piece by Carlos Simon.

SHCS's free Discovery Series, which spotlights emerging artists in their Baltimore debuts, includes recitals by tubist Jasmine Pigott, cellist Sterling Elliott and pianist Elliot Wuu. Wrapping-up the Discovery Series is the Thalea String Quartet.

"Since returning to in-person concerts five months ago, it is inspiring to see how much it has meant to artists and audiences to come together for live performances. We've created a season that features leading artists of our time, performing repertoire spanning centuries," says Catherine Cochran, Executive Director of SHCS. "We are thrilled to look ahead to next season with joy and optimism and we look forward to welcoming back familiar faces in the audience and embracing many new friends."

On Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 5:30pm, flutist Emi Ferguson and early music band Ruckus make their Baltimore debuts by opening SHCS's season. They join forces for a kaleidoscopic romp through some of Bach's most joyous and transcendent works. The New York Times describes Ferguson as "a fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination", while Ruckus, whose forces include theorbos, baroque guitars, baroque bassoon, cello, viola da gamba, harpsichord, organ, and bass, has earned widespread acclaim for its fresh, visceral approach. Ruckus' 2019 debut album, Fly the Coop, was a collaboration with Ferguson that featured Bach sonatas and preludes.

Cellist Steven Isserlis returns to Baltimore for his fifth appearance with SHCS, alongside award-winning pianist Connie Shih on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 5:30pm for an unforgettable evening of Schumann's Adagio and Allegro, Fauré's Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Adès' Lieux retrouvés, Mendelssohn's Variations concertantes in D major, and Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major.

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines is celebrated internationally. In his highly original program, titled Recital #1: Mass, on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 5:30pm, Musical America's 2022 Vocalist of the Year explores the Mass woven through Western European, African American, and 21st Century traditions, calling on contemporary settings that draw on the traditions of art song, spirituals, and gospel. Tines notes, "There's something that is shared among all people. This recital is an opportunity for me to marry flavors together and have that conversation in front of people. I had this realization that many spirituals are essentially code for suicide notes. I think a lot of times spirituals are misunderstood, heard as happy songs or praising the Lord. But these are songs created by people in extraordinary circumstances, and they're amazing, metaphorical expressions of real faith. The order of the mass I'm using here accords with my own understanding of a spiritual journey. I'm basically queering the mass. Queering in the broad sense of bending it to my own understanding." Composers featured in the recital include Caroline Shaw (Kyrie, Agnus Dei, Credo, Gloria, Sanctus), Tyshawn Sorey (Songs for Death: after Were You There and Songs for Death: after Swing Low), Margaret Bonds (To a Brown Girl Dead), Julius Eastman (Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc), and Igee Dieudonné/Davóne Tines (VIGIL), plus the traditional Give Me Jesus arranged by Moses Hogan. Tines is joined by pianist Adam Nielsen; both make their Baltimore debuts.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:30pm marks the return of Grammy-winner Daniil Trifonov to SHCS. The remarkable pianist presents a recital featuring some of the most virtuosic pieces in the repertoire: Tchaikovsky's Children's Album, Schumann's Fantasie in C major, Mozart's Fantasia in C minor, Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit, and Scriabin's Sonata No. 5. Trifonov.

The Dover Quartet, a SHCS Discovery Series alum, returns to Baltimore on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 5:30pm with Philadelphia Orchestra double-bassist Joseph Conyers, who makes his Baltimore debut at Shriver Hall. Following string quartets by Haydn and Pulitzer Prize-winner George Walker, the Quartet and Conyers unite for Dvořák's lush, richly textured Op. 77 Quintet. The New Yorker raves that "Few young American ensembles are as exciting and accomplished as the Dover Quartet" while Grand Rapids Press describes Conyers as "a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity that transcends mere technique".

The Grammy-nominated Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio - made up of violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, and pianist Lars Vogt - make their Baltimore debuts on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5:30pm. Heralded as "richly satisfying" (The Boston Globe) with a "combined musical voice that speaks with incontestable integrity" (The Washington Post), their program features three piano trios: Schubert's B-flat major, Beethoven's C minor, and Smetana's G minor. Although the Trio makes their Baltimore debut, Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt return to Shriver Hall after playing together in a duo-recital in 2011, while both Tetzlaffs were part of the Tetzlaff Quartet in 2017 with SHCS.

On Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 5:30pm, Piotr Anderszewski returns to Baltimore for the first time in 10 years. The evening will feature Beethoven's Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, of which The Guardian says, "Every time Anderszewski plays Op. 110, his performance seems even more coherent, more perfect; it's an exceptional experience". Additional works to be announced.

SHCS's 2022-23 subscription season concludes on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 5:30pm with the revolutionary Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds. The group has led an evolution of the wind quintet and continues their 25th anniversary celebrations next season. The Quintet's program draws on Yoruban, Hindustani, South American, and jazz traditions: Jeff Scott's Titilayo, Reena Esmail's The Light is the Same, Paquito D'Rivera's Aires Tropicales, Wayne Shorter's Terra Incognita, and Júlio Medaglia's Belle Epoque en Sud-America. The concert also features the world premiere of a new work from Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Carlos Simon, which is a SHCS co-commission. A Washington, D.C.-based composer, his new piece explores the theme of Black empire.

The free Discovery Series kicks off on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:00pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art with Jasmine Pigott in a rare tuba recital. Winner of the 2022 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, Pigott has toured Costa Rica, won multiple competitions, and dazzled audiences with her artistry and virtuosity as one of the Peabody Conservatory's top talents. Program to be announced.

Cellist Sterling Elliott, a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the youngest ever winner of the National Sphinx Competition, makes his Baltimore Debut with award winning pianist Elliot Wuu on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00pm. New York Concert Review praises Elliott's "perfect intonation, style, and total involvement." Opening with Bach's Suite No. 6, the recital features Mendelssohn's Second Cello Sonata, Dallapiccola's "Ciaccona" from Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio, and Mother and Child by William Grant Still. The concert takes place at UMBC's Linehan Concert Hall.

Wrapping up the Discovery Series at UMBC's Linehan Concert Hall is the Thalea String Quartet on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 3:00pm. Acclaimed for their "vibrant performance" and "sincere expressivity" (SF Classical Voice), the Quartet debuts with a program exploring the influence of American musical traditions, including bluegrass, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, the blues, and spirituals: Gabriella Smith's Carrot Revolution, Abbey Road Suite by the Beatles, Daniel Bernard Roumain's String Quartet No. 5, and Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12.

Concert Information

Emi Ferguson, flute and Ruckus (Baltimore Debuts)


Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/ruckus

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Prelude in G major, after BWV 884
Sonata for Flute and Continuo in E minor, BWV 1034
Prelude in E minor, after BWV 855
Wenn wir höchsten in Nöten sein, BWV 641
Prelude in C minor, after BWV 847
Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Sonata for Flute and Continuo in C major, BWV 1033
Prelude in C minor, after BWV 999
Prelude in D major, after BWV 1012
Adagio from Trio Sonata in D major, after BWV 1027
Sonata for Flute and Continuo in E major, BWV 1035
Prelude in E major, after BWV 815a

Steven Isserlis, cello and Connie Shih, piano


Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/isserlis

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
GABRIEL FAURÉ: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
THOMAS ADÈS: Lieux retrouvés
Felix Mendelssohn: Variations concertantes in D major, Op. 17
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Davóne Tines, bass-baritone and Adam Nielsen, piano (Baltimore Debuts)


Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/tines

"Recital #1: Mass"
CAROLINE SHAW: Kyrie
Johann Sebastian Bach: Wie jammern mich doch die verkehrten Herzen, BWV 170
CAROLINE SHAW: Agnus Dei
TYSHAWN SOREY: Songs for Death: after Were You There
Margaret Bonds: To a Brown Girl Dead
TYSHAWN SOREY: Songs for Death: after Swing Low
CAROLINE SHAW: Credo
Johann Sebastian Bach: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein, BWV 244
CAROLINE SHAW: Gloria
TRAD. Give Me Jesus (arr. Moses Hogan)
CAROLINE SHAW: Sanctus
JULIUS EASTMAN: Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
IGEE DIEUDONNÉ / DAVÓNE TINES: VIGIL

Daniil Trifonov, piano


Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/trifonov

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Children's Album, Op. 39
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Dover Quartet and Joseph Conyers, double bass (Baltimore Debut)


Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/dover

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, "The Joke"
George Walker: String Quartet No. 1
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: String Quintet in G major, Op. 77

Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio (Baltimore Debut)


Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/tetzlaff

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
BEDŘICH SMETANA: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898

Piotr Anderszewski, piano


Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/piotr

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
Additional works to be announced

Imani Winds


Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 5:30pm
Shriver Hall | 3400 N. Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $269 Subscription; $44 General Admission; $10 Students
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/imani

Jeff Scott: Titilayo
REENA ESMAIL: The Light is the Same
PAQUITO D'RIVERA: Aires Tropicales
CARLOS SIMON: New work [World Premiere, SHCS Co-commission]
WAYNE SHORTER: Terra Incognita
JÚLIO MEDAGLIA: Belle Epoque en Sud-America

Discovery Series: Jasmine Pigott, tuba (Winner of the 2022 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, Baltimore Debut)


Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:00pm
Baltimore Museum of Art | 10 Art Museum Drive | Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: Free, RSVP required
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/pigott

Program to be announced

Discovery Series: Sterling Elliott, cello and Elliot Wuu, piano (Baltimore Debuts)


Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00pm
UMBC's Linehan Concert Hall | 1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD 21250
Tickets: Free, RSVP required
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/elliott

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello in D major, BWV 1012
LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA: Ciaccona from Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio for Solo Cello
Felix Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
William Grant STILL: Mother and Child

Discovery Series: Thalea String Quartet


Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00pm
UMBC's Linehan Concert Hall | 1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD 21250
Tickets: Free, RSVP required
Link: www.shriverconcerts.org/thalea

GABRIELLA SMITH: Carrot Revolution
THE BEATLES: Abbey Road Suite (arr. Alexander Vittel)
Daniel Bernard Roumain: String Quartet No. 5, "Parks"
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, "American"

About Shriver Hall Concert Series


For more than 50 years, Shriver Hall Concert Series (SHCS) has been the area's premier presenter of chamber music ensembles and solo recitalists with a mission to craft performances and educational programs at the highest level of excellence. A 5-time recipient of Baltimore Magazine's distinction "Best Classical Music" in its annual "Best of Baltimore" issue, the coveted subscription series features many of the world's most renowned soloists and ensembles, presented in The Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall.

Founded in 1966 by Dr. Ernest Bueding, a pharmacologist at The Johns Hopkins University, and a group of similarly dedicated music enthusiasts, SHCS set out to make an important contribution to the vitality of an already vibrant city. When flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal walked onto the stage of Shriver Hall for the first concert, more than 1,100 people witnessed the launch of what is now recognized as a remarkable success story: Shriver Hall Concert Series. In the succeeding years SHCS has presented hundreds of acclaimed and emerging International Artists in classical chamber music and recitals and a legacy of important debuts and premieres. In addition, SHCS collaborates with local schools and subsidizes hundreds of student tickets each season.

The list of artists presented by SHCS is remarkable-Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia, Ewa Podlés, Maurizio Pollini, Jacqueline du Pré, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jordi Savall, András Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, Janos Starker, Daniil Trifonov, Lynn Harrell, Emmanuel Ax, Alban Berg Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, and Quartetto Italiano, among many others. SHCS also has a history of championing important musicians early in their careers, including Richard Goode, Hilary Hahn, Hélène Grimaud, Dawn Upshaw, Lang Lang, and the Emerson String Quartet. Commissioned composers include Timo Andres, Sebastian Currier, Jonathan Leshnoff, James Lee III, Hannah Lash, Caroline Shaw, and Nina C. Young.

Designed specifically for the community, SHCS offers the Discovery Series, a series of free concerts presented in venues throughout the region focused on artists emerging on the national and international scene. Artists featured include Narek Hakhnazaryan, Colin Currie, Xavier Foley, Eric Lu, and the Dover Quartet. SHCS also offers the annual Spring Lecture Series, a series of free talks focused on annual topics related to the intersection of music and society, and a variety of student programs.

For more information, visit www.shriverconcerts.org.



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