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2018-2019 SEASON


Dear Friends,

I am very excited to welcome you to the twelfth season of Parlance Chamber Concerts. Forty-eight remarkable artists will grace our stage in eight exhilarating events.

On September 23, seven dazzling young musicians will blend solo panache and salon intimacy in virtuoso concertos in chamber settings by Mozart, Schubert, and Chausson. Our seasonal opener will start with the pristine classicism of Mozart’s 14th Piano Concerto and culminate with the dramatic romanticism of Ernest Chausson’s masterpiece for solo violin, piano, and string quartet.

On October 14, it will be an honor to welcome the renowned master pianist Garrick Ohlsson to our series for an afternoon of Brahms. The program will climax with the devilishly tricky Variations on a Theme of Paganini — a work so challenging that Clara Schumann called it “The Witches’s Variations!”

On November 4, the charismatic pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung will join forces with eight leading members of the New York Philharmonic in Saint-Saëns’s beloved classic, Carnival of the Animals. The program will also include zoological favorites of Vivaldi, Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, and others. Bring your entire family!

Our December 16th event will feature the return of the great Emerson String Quartet with special guest cellist, David Finckel. The venerable ensemble and their erstwhile colleague will reunite for a festive performance of Schubert’s cherished Cello Quintet.

On January 27, the legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman will collaborate with celebrated cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng in a performance of treasured piano trios by Beethoven, Arensky, and Brahms. Don’t miss this seasonal highlight!

On March 24, celebrate Bach’s 334th Birthday with fourteen outstanding artists. The program will include six irresistible Bachian classics including the Double Violin Concerto, Third Brandenburg Concerto, and D-minor Piano Concerto.

On April 14, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and guitarist Jason Vieaux, two of the most scintillating artists of our time, will team up for an afternoon of sparkling music by Paganini, Piazzolla, Falla, and others. Anne Akiko Meyers was Billboard’s top-selling classical instrumentalist of 2014, and Jason Vieaux won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Their starry collaboration will cause sparks to fly!

On May 19, Leading Members of the Metropolitan Opera and the Calidore String Quartet will explore the profoundly mysterious world of Mozart’s Last Year. The final event of the season will showcase Mozart’s works from 1791, including songs, arias, organ music, his last string quintet, and two mesmerizing works featuring glass harmonica.

Michael Parloff

Programs and artists are subject to change

2018-2019 SEASON

Chamber Concerto

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Carnival of the Animals
Bax-Chung Duo
and NY Phil Members

Emerson String Quartet
with David Finckel, guest cellist

Pinchas Zukerman Trio

Bach’s Birthday Concert

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Jason Vieaux, guitar

Mozart’s Last Year: 1791
Members of the Met Opera
and Calidore String Quartet

Parlance Program Notes


At West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
For map and directions, 
click here.




Wheelchair Accessible

Free Parking for all concerts

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