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David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors

INSIDE CHAMBER MUSIC Pushing Boundaries Wednesday Evening, February 19, 2014 at 6:30 Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 10th Floor New York, NY 10023 212-875-5788

The Chamber Music Society’s education and outreach programs are made possible, in part, with support from the Colburn Foundation, Consolidated Edison Company, Hearst Fund, The Frank and Helen Hermann Foundation, Alice Ilchman Fund, Newman’s Own Foundation, The Khalil Rizk Fund, Tiger Baron Foundation, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and The Winston Foundation. Public funds are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)

Quintet in A minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 84 (1918-19)

The Elgar Quintet in A minor, Op. 84 can be heard in concert on March 30 at 5:00 PM in Alice Tully Hall.

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Composer Bruce Adolphe has written music for many renowned musicians and ensembles, including Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sylvia McNair, the Brentano String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Washington National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In 2013, Mr. Adolphe’s Mary Cassatt: Scenes from Her Life was premiered at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, and at the University of Central Arkansas by the Cassatt String Quartet. Also this season, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra plays the premiere of the orchestral version of his Do You Dream in Color? with mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin. His Self Comes to Mind, written with neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, premiered at the American Museum of Natural History in 2009, featuring Yo-Yo Ma. Of Art and Onions: Homage to Bronzino, which he composed for the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was premiered in 2010 at the Met Museum and received its European premiere at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence. His Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society for chorus and chamber ensemble—a work about civil rights and social justice commissioned for the 90th anniversary of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work—premiered in November 2011. In addition to composing, he holds several positions concurrently: founder and director of the Meet the Music! family concert series and resident lecturer at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, creator of public radio’s weekly Piano Puzzler on Performance Today, and founder and creative director of The Learning Maestros. In November 2013, he spoke about musical creativity at the Society for Neuroscience annual conference in San

Diego. The author of three books on music, Mr. Adolphe has taught at Yale, The Juilliard School, and New York University, and was recently appointed composer-in-residence and advisor in music research at the Brain and Creativity Institute in Los Angeles. This fall, his book The Mind’s Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination was published by Oxford University Press.

Hailed for its “precision, assertiveness and vigor” (The New York Times), the Amphion String Quartet is a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. The quartet was recently chosen for two prestigious programs—the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2012-13 season and the CMS Two Program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with the ensemble’s three-year membership beginning in fall 2013. In the 2012-13 season, the quartet made its Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on the Concert Artists Guild series, performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, appeared at The National Arts Club and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, toured northern California, and performed numerous engagements throughout the New York area. Internationally, it performed in South Korea at the Music Isle Festival in Jeju and at the Seoul Arts Center. In October 2012 it performed two Beethoven quartets live on WQXR as part of the Beethoven String Quartet Marathon. Last summer the ASQ had an exciting lineup of performances and festival appearances including The Chautauqua

Institute, BargeMusic, Kneisel Hall, Music Mountain, Princeton University, New York University, and Cooperstown Music Festival, as well as a world premiere performance of a newly commissioned string quartet by Yevgeniy Sharlat at the Caramoor Center. Violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica first joined together for a performance at Sprague Hall at the Yale School of Music in 2009. The overwhelmingly positive audience reception at this concert was the inspiration behind their mutual desire to pursue a career as the Amphion String Quartet. The profound influence of pianist Gilbert Kalish as an educator and pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music-making. In 2006 he was awarded the Peabody Medal by the Peabody Conservatory for his outstanding

contributions to music in America. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years, and was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that flourished during the 1960s and 70s in support of new music. He is particularly known for his partnership of many years with mezzosoprano Jan DeGaetani, as well as for current collaborations with soprano Dawn Upshaw and cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnick. As an educator and performer he has appeared at the Banff Centre, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, the Marlboro Music Festival, and Music@Menlo; from 1985 to 1997 he served as chairman of the Tanglewood faculty. His discography of some 100 recordings embraces both the classical and contemporary repertories; of special note are those made with Ms. DeGaetani and that of Ives’ Concord Sonata. A distinguished professor at SUNY Stony Brook, Mr. Kalish has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006.

2014-2015 Season

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During the 2014-15 season, Inside Chamber Music explores eight of the greatest pieces of the chamber music repertoire. Bruce Adolphe leads an exploration of these treasured works with live performances by CMS Artists. ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE DANIEL AND JOANNA S. ROSE STUDIO, WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM

INSIDE CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES 10/1/14 • MOZART Quintet in G minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 516 (1787)

10/22/14 • BEETHOVEN   Trio in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 97, “Archduke” (1810-11)

10/8/14 • MOZART Quintet in D major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 593 (1790)

10/29/14 • SCHUBERT   Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout” (1819)

INSIDE ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES 2/4/15 • BRAHMS Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114 (1891)

2/18/15 • BRAHMS   Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34 (1862)

2/11/15 • BRAHMS   Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 (1862)

2/25/15 • SCHUMANN   Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47 (1842)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014, 5:00 PM • Alice Tully Hall Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 PM • Alice Tully Hall Featuring works by Schubert and Mendelssohn

Pre-Concert Lectures with Michael Parloff in the Rose Studio

February 23, 3:45 PM • $10; $8 for concert ticket holders February 25, 6:15 PM • $10; $8 for concert ticket holders


Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:30 PM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio Focus on Bartók’s Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, S. 111, BB 116.


Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30 PM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio Works by Beethoven and Schubert

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