Concerts for the 2016-2017 Season

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)Juilliard String QuartetJuilliard String QuartetThe 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)

    Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
    Bartok String Quartet No. 1
    Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, op. 13
     
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)InscapeInscapeFor more than a decade, this chamber orchestra has been winning rave reviews for its "aurally stunning" recordings (Archiv Review), as well as for concerts in its home base of Washington, DC, and beyond. Committed to music of our own time as well as earlier times, Inscape is pushing the boundaries of the traditional concert experience. We will hear an intriguing program performed by seven musicians—a quartet of strings plus flute, clarinet, and harp—drawn from Inscape's flexible roster of master musicians.

    Justin Boyer Con Slancio
    Joseph Hallman imagined landscapes: six Lovecraftian elsewheres
    Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro
    Alfred Schnittke Moz-Art
    Heitor Villa-Lobos Choros No. 2
    Albert Roussel Serenade
    Gyorgy Ligeti Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances
     
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)Quatuor ModiglianiQuatuor ModiglianiSince 2004, the brilliant Paris-based Modigliani Quartet has been a regular guest at such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, and Carnegie Hall. In addition to their worldwide concerts, the Quartet has given new life to France's Evian Festival. They perform on rare instruments by 17th-century Italian craftsmen. "What panache, what witty playfulness, what youthful energy. . ." (Suddeutsche Zeitung).

    Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6
    Schumann String Quartet in A Major, op. 41, no. 3
    Dvorak String Quartet in F Major "American", op. 96
     
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)Mid-Winter ConcertFor all other concerts of our series, SFCM imports ensembles from far and wide. Our midwinter concert is special in that we are pleased to showcase outstanding musicians from Central New York. This year we bring you the "Three Bs," but surprise—not all the usual ones.

    Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, op. 31
    Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40
     
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)Trio SolistiTrio SolistiReviewers have bestowed the ultimate praise on this extraordinary piano trio. The New Yorker named it ". . .the most exciting piano trio in America." Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "To my mind, Trio Solisti has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind." All we can add is that we're thrilled to present Trio Solisti as part of our series.

    Haydn Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
    Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, op. 3
    Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, op. 8
     
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)American Brass Quintet American Brass Quintet They've performed on six continents and in all 50 of the United States, they've made over 60 recordings, they've premiered over 150 contemporary works, and they are widely considered "the high priests of brass" (Newsweek). Can it really be that the American Brass Quintet has never before been part of the SFCM concert series? Get ready to expand your ideas about what brass instruments can do!

    Selections from In Gabrieli's Day:
         Marenzio Scendi dal paradise
         Mazzi Canzon Prima a 5
         Gabrieli Sacro tempio d'honor
         Cangiasi Canzon "La Girometta"
         Gastoldi Balletti William Lovelock Miniature Suite
    David Sampson Chesapeake
    Ludwig Maurer Five Pieces
    Claudio Monteverdi Three Madrigals
    Joan Tower Copperwave
     
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSingle tickets: Regular $25, senior $20, full-time students with ID free (available at the door)American String Quartet with Pianist Anton NelAmerican String Quartet with Pianist Anton NelFollowing their thrilling SFCM concert in November of 2014 with the peerless pianist Anton Nel, we are eager for the return of the American String Quartet. An ensemble worthy of its proud name, it has earned praise around the world for its "luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances" (New York Times). Anton Nel possesses "the kind of virtuosity that used to make audiences swoon" (Wall Street Journal). What a grand finish for a splendid season!

    Haydn String Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1
    Tsontakis Quartet No. 7.5, "Maverick" (2015)
    Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81
     

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