Announcing our 2015-2016 Season
- Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 pmPacifica QuartetKnown for its virtuosity and exuberant performance style, the internationally acclaimed Pacifica Quartet—formed in 1994—is winner of top chamber music awards, including the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. The Pacifica is resident quartet at the University of Indiana's Jacobs School of Music and resident performing artist at the University of Chicago. Learn more.
- Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 pmATOS TrioThe ATOS Trio pushes limits in sound and dynamics as it takes the spirit of string quartet playing into the piano trio realm. It has performed and appeared at prestigious festivals world-wide. Its many awards include top honors in all categories at the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. The Detroit Press proclaimed: "three voices, one sound." Learn more.
- Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30 pmCalidore QuartetDescribed as "a miracle of unified thought" by La Presse, Montreal, the Calidore has established an international reputation for its informed, polished and captivating performances. It has performed in top festivals such as Ravinia, and as a featured "Young Artist in Residence" on American Public Media's national public radio program "Performance Today." The Calidore was formed in 2010. Learn more.
- Saturday, January 30, 2016, 7:30 pmMid-Winter Concert: A Woodwind FestivalThis year our celebration of local professional musicians will be a Woodwind Festival. The concert will include a wind quintet, a clarinet quartet, and a flute quartet, featuring composers such as Nielsen, Kuhlau and Milhaud, and showcasing outstanding instrumentalists from Symphoria. Learn more.
- Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 pmDublin Guitar QuartetNot your standard guitar ensemble, these Dubliners are strictly devoted to contemporary music—particularly music associated with minimalist composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and Kevin Volans. They have been commissioning new music pieces and adapting traditional repertoire since 2002, when they formed at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. Learn more.
- Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7:30 pmPrima TrioFounded in 2004 while its members were students at Oberlin, the Prima Trio—violin, clarinet, and piano—were gold-medal winners at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. They are dedicated to providing music "with an individualistic vigor and character"—the Palm Beach Daily News has pronounced them "a whirlwind of joy." Learn more.
- Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30 pmJupiter Quartet, with James Dunham, ViolaAs they enter their 13th year, the Jupiter Quartet, in residence at the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, have become firmly established in the world of chamber music. They have played to great acclaim in many of the world's finest concert halls, and at music festivals from Seoul to Skaneateles. The St. Louis Dispatch has written: "String quartets, like fine wines, get better with age; the Jupiters are a very fine vintage indeed." They will be joined by soloist, chamber musician and teacher James Dunham, who is active internationally as a recitalist and guest artist, and is professor of viola at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Learn more.
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