Announcing our 2017-2018 Season

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:30 pmTakács QuartetTakács QuartetWe open the season with the eagerly-awaited return of this superb quartet, praised by the New York Times for "making the most traditional of works feel radical once more." The Takács Quartet performs ninety concerts world-wide each year. How fortunate we are to hear one of them! Learn more.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pmTrio Con Brio CopenhagenTrio Con Brio CopenhagenThe electrical charge going through the audience was palpable when this thrilling piano trio performed for SFCM three seasons ago. The trio "clearly occupies a lofty perch in today's musical scene." (Washington Post) Learn more.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30 pmAmerican Chamber PlayersAmerican Chamber PlayersPopular with prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, the American Chamber Players were invited to perform gala concerts at the Paris Opera. "An extraordinarily talented group who play beautifully together." (Washington Post) Learn more.

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:30 pmChamber ConcertosSpotlighting talented musicians from Central New York, we bring you two Baroque favorites, a late work by composer and humanist Ernest Bloch, and a witty piano concerto with trumpet "commentary" by Shostakovich. Heather Buchman conducts the string ensemble. Learn more.

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 pmChiara String QuartetChiara String QuartetRecently serving as Quartet-in-Residence at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chiara Quartet has wowed audiences with its "highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing." (Boston Globe) You won't see any music stands: this quartet plays "by heart"! Learn more.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 pmImani WindsImani WindsGet ready for an ensemble that opens a whole different universe of sound possibilities. With newly-commissioned music and culturally-diverse works penned by its own members, Imani Winds is "simply the best wind quintet out there right now." (Boston Musical Intelligencer) Learn more.

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30 pmMiró Quartet With Pianist Jon Kimura ParkerMiró Quartet With Pianist Jon Kimura ParkerSince this celebrated quartet was last heard on our series, their many concerts have included a sold-out return to Carnegie Hall. The Miró are praised for their "explosive vigor and technical finesse." (The New York Times) We welcome them back along with another Central New York favorite, virtuoso pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Learn more.

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