2021-2022 SEASON

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WELCOME BACK TO PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS!

Attendance policies, social distancing protocols, and ticketing procedures

August 26, 2021

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to welcome you back to Parlance Chamber Concerts. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and many warm expressions of support during our postponed 2020-2021 season

As always, the safety and security of our audience members, artists, and staff remain our highest priority. Please note:

  • All audience members, artists, and staff must show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 before being admitted to Parlance Chamber Concerts’s events.
  • Masks are required for all attendees.
  • Please visit PCC’s Covid-19 Information Page for our complete policies and protocols.
  • Please review our Liability Waiver.

I look forward to welcoming you back personally to Parlance Chamber Concerts in the fall!

Warm regards,
Michael Parloff, Artistic Director

2021 – 2022 Events

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021, 3 PM
WELCOME BACH, PAUL JACOBS!
MASTERPIECES FOR ORGAN

The inimitable organ virtuoso will introduce and perform a selection of towering masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed and arranged especially for the King of Instruments.

“One of the major musicians of our time.” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022 AT 3 PM
Beloved Beethoven
THE ZUKERMAN TRIO

The star-studded Zukerman Trio will return for an afternoon of Beethoven’s beloved chamber works. The legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman will be joined by the passionate cellist Amanda Forsyth and the eloquent pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion, for performances of Beethoven’s “Spring” violin sonata, G-minor cello sonata, and soaring “Archduke” Trio.

“Their combination of outsized string sound, exciting ensemble precision, and compelling interpretation puts them at the head of the Piano Trio division of the Chamber Music Major League.” — San Diego Union-Tribune

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 AT 3 PM
PAUL HUANG AND DANBI UM, VIOLINS
JUHO POHJONEN, PIANO
Two of today’s most scintillating violinists, Paul Huang and Danbi Um, will collaborate with the superlative Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen in an exhilarating program of musical treasures by Beethoven, Erich Korngold, Pablo Sarasate, and others. The centerpiece will be Afterword, a mesmerizing new work created especially for the ensemble by the award-winning young American composer Chris Rogerson.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022 AT 3 PM
Impressions Of Debussy And Ravel
KRISTIN LEE, VIOLIN; NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, CELLO; MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel were mutual admirers and rivals who resided on opposite sides of the early 20th-century French musical spectrum. Debussy, the dreamy symbolist, conjured mesmerizing sonic landscapes, while Ravel, the glittering perfectionist, explored kaleidoscopically colorful musical worlds.

Three of today’s most charismatic young musicians, violinist Kristin Lee, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, and pianist Michael Brown will perform glittering musical highlights from La Belle Époche.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022 AT 3 PM
THE “HAMMERKLAVIER” SONATA
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, PIANO

The celebrated pianist Marc-André Hamelin is renowned for his compelling artistry, jaw-dropping technique, and inventive programming. His Parlance debut will include works of CPE Bach, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and a culminating performance of Beethoven’s Olympian “Hammerklavier” Sonata.

“Hamelin is that Superpianoman. No scale is too quick, no fingering too contorted, no counterpoint too dense to deter him. His recital was a heroic journey, and he was given a hero’s celebration by the audience.” – Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union Tribune

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 AT 3 PM
MEETING MOZART: A Multimedia Encounter with Mozart and His Music
ARNAUD SUSSMANN, VIOLIN; ANNA POLONSKY, PIANO; PAUL NEUBAUER, VIOLA; FRED SHERRY, CELLO; MICHAEL PARLOFF, LECTURER

Artistic Director Michael Parloff will illuminate three of Mozart’s most dazzling works for strings and piano. This special multimedia event will connect the biographical facts of Mozart’s life with the musical facts of three magnificent works. Four master musicians will perform the works in their entirety.

PAST 2021 – 2022 CONCERTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 AT 3 PM
GALA OPENER
FEATURING VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

PCC’s celebratory Opening Gala will feature fifteen remarkable artists in a program of perennial favorites. Highlights will include the ever-popular Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi and a star-studded performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.

Don’t miss this dazzling curtain-raiser to our 14th season!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021 AT 3 PM
Haydn Seeking
ROMAN RABINOVICH, PIANO
THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET

Haydn Seeking will illuminate the wit, eloquence, and profundity of Joseph Haydn. The brilliant Haydn interpreter pianist Roman Rabinovich will collaborate with the superb Escher String Quartet in a survey of the master’s sparkling works for keyboard, piano trio, and string quartet.

As a special treat, the multitalented Roman Rabinovich will accompany his own delightful animations in his short film, Imaginary Encounters with Haydn.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2O21 AT 3 PM
THE SCHUMANN STRING QUARTET
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN, AND RAVEL

One of today’s fastest rising ensembles, the Schumann String Quartet has been hailed worldwide for their fire, energy, and supreme technical accomplishment. Their Parlance debut will include Mendelssohn’s precocious Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, Maurice Ravel’s spellbinding Quartet in F, and Mozart’s adventurous “Dissonance” quartet.

ABOUT PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS

MEET PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS
Michael Parloff introduces the mission and history of PCC. Audience members share their experiences.

PCC: A VIDEO SAMPLER
See short video clips from past seasons, featuring the Emerson Quartet, Sir James Galway, Richard Goode, and others.