BORIS BERMAN, PIANO; ETTORE CAUSA, VIOLA; PAUL WATKINS, CELLO
INSPIRED BY FRIENDSHIP
KEVIN ZHU, VIOLIN; ZLATOMIR FUNG, CELLO ALBERT CANO SMIT, PIANO PROGRAM TO INCLUDE MULTIMEDIA TALKS BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL PARLOFF
Great music has often been inspired by friendships between like-minded artists. In this special multimedia event, Artistic Director Michael Parloff will illuminate the relationships that inspired a trio of masterpieces by Brahms, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff to be performed by three of today’s fastest-rising young musicians: violinist Keven Zhu, cellist Zlatomir Fung, and pianist Albert Cano Smit.
PAST 2022 – 2023 CONCERTS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, AT 4 PM
WINDS OF THE MET
The inaugural concert of Parlance Chamber Concerts’s 15th season will showcase the brilliant virtuosity of the MET Orchestra’s wind section. The program will include fantasies on themes from Rigoletto and Lucia di Lammermoor, music by Amilcare Ponchielli (the composer of La Gioconda) and Mozart’s majestic Wind Serenade in B-flat (“Gran Partita”).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022 AT 4 PM
EMERSON STRING QUARTET
VALEDICTORY CONCERT WITH FORMER QUARTET MEMBERS GUILLERMO FIGUEROA, VIOLA and DAVID FINCKEL, CELLO
In honor of the illustrious ensemble’s final season, this special valedictory concert will bring back two Emersonian laureates, the quartet’s original violist, Guillermo Figueroa, and longtime cellist, David Finckel, for a musical reunion that will include Johannes Brahms’s radiant String Sextet No. 2 in G major. Don’t miss this unforgettable event!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022 AT 4PM
STEVEN BANKS, SAXOPHONIST-COMPOSER XAK BJERKEN, PIANO
PRINCIPAL STRINGS OF THE MET ORCHESTRA
Winner of the prestigious 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Steven Banks is poised to become today’s leading ambassador for the classical saxophone. A compelling and charismatic performer and an innovative composer, the afternoon will reveal the full gamut of his artistic persona, instrumental virtuosity, and creative spirit.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022 AT 4 PM
SITKOVETSKY PIANO TRIO
MUSIC BY MENDELSSOHN, BEETHOVEN, AND SAM PERKIN
One of today’s premier chamber ensembles, the Sitkovetsky Trio’s international fusion of musical passion, personal rapport, and ensemble sophistication has brought them worldwide acclaim. For their Parlance debut, they will perform piano trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and the engaging young Irish composer Sam Perkin.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023, AT 4 PM
DANISH STRING QUARTET
MUSIC BY MOZART, BRITTEN, AND SCHUBERT
“That mixture of casualness and control that comes out when they perform makes them the quartet I would most want to hear play just about anything.” — Justin Davidson, New York Magazine
The long-awaited return of the Danish String Quartet promises to be a true highlight of Parlance Chamber Concerts’s 2022-23 season. The charismatic ensemble will bring their perfectly balanced personal and musical rapport to beloved works by Mozart, Britten, and Schubert.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 AT 4 PM
BACH’S 338TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
RACHEL NAOMI KUDO, PIANO 1ST PRIZE, LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL BACH COMPETITION
“She received cheers and thunderous applause for her magnificent performance.” — Südwest Presse, Ulm, Germany
Parlance Chamber Concert’s annual celebration of Bach’s Birthday will showcase the pristine artistry of American pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo, one of today’s leading Bach interpreters. Winner of the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition, she has garnered international acclaim for the majesty, clarity and sheer joy of her performances.
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