- Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 pmJuilliard String Quartet
The Juilliard String Quartet, one of the most widely-known ensembles in the world, continues to renew itself even into its 71st season. A favorite with SFCM audiences for many years, the Juilliard performed a wonderful final concert for our 2014–2015 season. "Exhilarating, penetrating, often splendidly harrowing. . . . A new era for a hallowed institution awaits." (New York Times) Learn more.Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
Bartok String Quartet No. 1
Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, op. 13
Single tickets: $25 regular, $20 seniors (65 and older), $15 under age 30, free for full-time students (available at the door)
Later This Season ...
- Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pmInscape
Founded in 2004, Inscape Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music with riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience. This critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated group of high-energy master musicians has quickly established itself as a premier performing ensemble. Inscape will bring seven musicians to Syracuse: a string quartet, a flutist, a clarinetist, and a harpist. Learn more.
- Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:30 pmQuatuor ModiglianiConcert sponsored by Holmes and Sarah M. Bailey (co-sponsors).
This Paris-based quartet has performed at many of the world's finest concert venues. In The Guardian, Kate Molleson describes their playing in this way: "There's a bright, youthful spark to the Modigliani quartet's playing—and I mean youthful in the best possible way. The sound is mainly light and shiny (...) the litheness is invigorating, and there's a stripped-back beauty in the slow movements that stopped me in my tracks." Learn more.
- Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 pmMid-Winter Concert
"Three Bs," but not the usual three. SFCM will again feature some of Central New York's outstanding professional musicians, performing works by Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, and Johannes Brahms. Learn more.
- Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 pmTrio Solisti
Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as "the most exciting piano trio in America" (The New Yorker) with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and penetrating musical insight. Rave reviews follow its concert tours, and we look forward to an evening that will definitely take off the February chill. Learn more.
- Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:30 pmAmerican Brass Quintet
The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. Their first performance was in 1960, and they have been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987. If you know brass quintets, you will already know what is in store for us. If you don't, be ready to expand your ideas about what brass instruments can do. Learn more.
- Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 pmAmerican String Quartet with Pianist Anton NelConcert sponsored by Dr. Elinor Spring-Mills and Dr. Darvin Varon.
After their wonderful SFCM concert with Anton Nel in November 2014, we were eager to bring the American String Quartet back during their 41st concert season. Resident at the Manhattan School of Music since 1984 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1974, the American String Quartet continues to be one of our favorites, and we look forward to a grand close to our concert season. Learn more.
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