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S EASON A T A GLANCE PACIFICA QUARTET with DESMOND HOEBIG thursday September 13, 2018

JERUSALEM QUARTET with PINCHAS ZUKERMAN and AMANDA FORSYTHE

TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN with IVO VAN DER WERFF and TIMOTHY PITTS tuesday February 19, 2019

FAURÉ QUARTETT

tuesday October 9, 2018

tuesday March 26, 2019

AMERICAN STRING QUARTET with Readings by TOM SLEIGH

DOVER QUARTET

thursday November 8, 2018

THE MONTROSE TRIO thursday December 6, 2018

tuesday April 9, 2019

EMERSON STRING QUARTET tuesday April 30, 2019

ROLSTON STRING QUARTET thursday January 24, 2019 ALL SEASON CONCERTS BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. chambermusichouston.org 713.348.5400


Dear Friends, ON BEHALF OF THE CHAMBER MUSIC HOUSTON BOARD OF DIRECTORS, I PRESENT TO YOU A BEAUTIFUL OFFERING OF WORKS, MANY RARELY HEARD IN LIVE PERFORMANCE, BEING PERFORMED BY NINE OF THE MOST TALENTED CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES IN THE WORLD, CAPTURED IN OUR 2018-2019 CONCERT SERIES.

As you look through the season’s selections, you may recognize a few of your favorites -- like Fauré Quartett, The Montrose Trio, Trio Con Brio, Pacifica Quartet, and Emerson String Quartet, yet there are many other gems to be discovered in this lineup. The legendary Pinchas Zukerman and his wife, the talented cellist Amanda Forsythe, will perform sextets with the Jerusalem Quartet. One of my favorite concerts will be a presentation of War and Healing by the American String Quartet with poet and war journalist Tom Sleigh, who will share his written word with us in a moving performance. Staying true to our support of promising young ensembles, CMH offers both the returning Dover Quartet and the CMH premiere of the Rolston String Quartet. These young quartets already show extraordinary talent, proven on the world stage, and it should be noted that both were in residence at the Shepherd School of Music. It is not surprising to find four Shepherd School faculty members making an appearance with some of our ensembles, as they are themselves exceptional musicians. Bringing the greatest performers from around the world to perform for you the finest chamber music at Stude Concert Hall in the heart of Houston is a great privilege. The music we present is for Houston – today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

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PACIFICA QUARTET thursday, september 13, 2018 Simin Ganatra, violin | Austin Hartman, violin Guy Ben-Ziony, viola | Brandon Vamos, cello *G u e s t a r t i s t Desmond Hoebig, cello Haydn

Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Hob. III:75 Shostakovich

Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68 Schubert

*Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op. 163 posth.

Making its fifth appearance on the CMH stage, Pacifica is widely hailed for its exuberant performance and daring repertory choices. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble brings its transformational style to Shostakovich’s rarely heard second string quartet and joins with the Shepherd School’s own Desmond Hoebig for Schubert’s final chamber work.

“...their mastery in this repertoire has only deepened” CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

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JERUSALEM QUARTET tuesday, october 9, 2018 Alexander Pavlovsky, violin | Sergei Bresler, violin | Ori Kam, viola | Kyril Zlotnikov, cello w i t h Pinchas Zukerman, viola | Amanda Forsyth, cello Strauss

An audience favorite, Jerusalem brings

String Sextet from Cappriccio, to our stage its “powerful sense of drama” Op. 85 (The Oregonian) and the legendary Pinchas Zukerman, performing with his wife, Amanda Forsyth. That drama is evident in String Sextet, Verklärte Nacht, the evening’s program of sextets, including Op. 4 Tchaikovsky’s richly colored Souvenir de Florence, written while the composer was Tchaikovsky in Italy, and Schoenberg’s deeply felt String Sextet, Souvenir de Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Schoenberg

Florence, Op. 70

“Zukerman…expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless.” THE LOS ANGELES TIMES “An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 59 th season

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AMERICAN STRING QUARTET thursday, november 8,

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Peter Winograd, violin | Laurie Carney, violin Daniel Avshalomov, viola | Wolfram Koessel, cello R e a d i n g s b y Tom Sleigh, poet and journalist

War and Healing Bach

Prelude in F Minor, BWV 857, from the Well-Tempered Clavier Shostakovich

Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 Bartók

Marcia from Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114 Barber

Adagio from Quartet for Strings, Op. 11

The American String Quartet brings its powerful playing and exquisite musicianship to a collaborative presentation of music and poetry, with readings by Academy awardwinning poet and war journalist Tom Sleigh. This moving and memorable performance of inspired compositions is interwoven with Sleigh’s clear and profound view on the effects of war. Bartók’s final quartet was written in 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, during his mother’s fatal illness and as he was preparing to abandon Europe: it captures the unendurable grief of war. Beethoven’s “Serioso” was composed during Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna and a period of serious inner turmoil for the composer.

Beethoven

Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"

"Luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances" THE NEW YORK TIMES

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THE MONTROSE TRIO thursday, december 6, 2018 Martin Beaver, violin | Clive Greensmith, cello Jon Kimura Parker, piano Haydn

Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29 Brahms

Trio in C Minor, Op. 101 Mendelssohn

Trio in C Minor, Op. 66

After a dazzling premiere for us in 2016, it is no surprise that its soaring artistry has made the Montrose “poised to be one of the top piano trios in the world” (Washington Post). These are brilliant collaborative musicians and their ease with each other, as well as their expert approach to the repertoire, makes for an evening of sublime playing. Mendelssohn’s richly detailed Trio is a hallmark for the ensemble and Haydn’s Trio, with its expressions of innocence and nods to German folk tunes, provides a stunning background for the Montrose’s style. 59 th season

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ROLSTON STRING QUARTET thursday, january 24, 2019 Luri Lee, violin | Jeffrey Dyrda, violin Hezekiah Leung, viola | Jonathan Lo, cello Schubert

Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29, D. 804, "Rosamunde" Schafer

Quartet No. 2 "Waves" (1976) Brahms

Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Making its debut on the CMH stage, this former Shepherd School quartet-in-residence and winner of the Banff and M-Prize music competitions in 2016 and recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award for 2018-2020, has already earned an impressive reputation. These four energetic musicians infuse passion and keen precision to their playing. Their style lends itself easily to the emotional layers and shading of Schubert’s Rosamunde quartet and shines with the lyrical Brahms.

“Just the right mix of delicate articulation, stormy passion and tender stillness resulting in a hard performance to beat.” STRAD MAGAZINE

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TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN tuesday, february 19, 2019 Soo-Jin Hong, violin | Soo-Kyung Hong, cello | Jens Elvekjaer, piano *G u e s t A r t i s t s Ivo van der Werff, viola | Timothy Pitts, double bass Beethoven

Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost" Shostakovich

Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 Schubert

*Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "The Trout"

Returning to CMH, this Danish trio has garnered global acclaim for its stunning performances. A family endeavor, the two Hong sisters and Soo-Kyung’s husband have grown in their approach and craft and will be lending their lush playing to Beethoven’s enduring piano trio, with its eerie second movement and brooding presence, and to Shostakovich’s lamentation on the untimely death of his closest and dearest friend. Schubert’s famous piano quintet, “The Trout”, features two other musicians well-known to Houston audiences, Ivo-Jan van der Werff and Tim Pitts, both outstanding faculty members of the Shepherd School of Music.

“From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class … both explosive and exquisitely intimate – aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.” STRAD MAGAZINE 59 th season

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FAURÉ QUARTETT tuesday, march 26, 2019 Dirk Mommertz, piano | Erika Geldsetzer, violin Sascha Frömbling, viola | Konstantin Heidrich, cello Vincent d’Indy

Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 7 Fauré

Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45 Schumann

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

Known for its sterling musicianship, the Fauré Quartett has become a worldwide phenomenon, unearthing novel approaches to timeless pieces. We bring the ensemble back to our stage, in a concert featuring the romanticism of the late 19th century, from Schumann of the Germanic mainstream to d’Indy and Fauré leaning toward newer French musical styles. This program is a perfect setting for the Fauré Quartett’s dynamic approach and playing.

“This quartet thinks and breathes as one, focused on a singular, clear vision for their music making.” TORONTO STAR

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DOVER QUARTET tuesday, april 9, 2019 Joel Link, violin | Bryan Lee, violin Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola | Camden Shaw, cello LOVE STORIES Webern

Langsamer Satz Berg

Lyric Suite Schumann

String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

The Dover Quartet, known to Houston audiences from its residency at the Shepherd School of Music, has shot to stardom since sweeping the 2013 Banff competition,earning the 2016-2018 Cleveland Quartet Award, and being named the Kennedy Center’s quartetin-residence for 2018-2020. It is a delight to welcome them back to our stage in this program dedicated to love and longing. Webern wrote this movement for quartet after a romantic vacation with his cousin, with whom he was madly in love, and Berg was inspired by his forbidden love for Hanna Fuchs-Robettin. Schumann's third quartet completes the set of three works he wrote for his beloved wife Clara’s 23rd birthday, incorporating his pleading and loving "Clara" motif throughout.

“The young American string quartet of the moment”

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EMERSON STRING QUARTET tuesday, april 30, 2019 Eugene Drucker, violin | Philip Setzer, violin Lawrence Dutton, viola | Paul Watkins, cello Mozart

Quartet in A Major, K. 464 Verdi

Quartet in E Minor Beethoven

Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky"

This legendary ensemble returns to Houston for its 34th performance with CMH in as many years. They continue to impress. Mozart’s quartet is one of the set of six masterpieces he dedicated to Haydn. Verdi’s one and only work in this genre brings operatic drama to the string quartet, while one of Beethoven’s revolutionary “Rasumovsky” quartets tops off the evening and the season in this momentous Emerson performance.

“...with musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity.” THE TIMES (LONDON)

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The English composer and pianist, Richard Walthew, described chamber music as “the music of friends”. Over 58 years ago, a group of friends playing quartets in their homes made the decision to create Houston Friends of Music with the intent of bringing the very best string quartets from the concert halls of Europe and New York to perform for Houston audiences. Imagine what Houston was like in 1960. With a population of less than one million, central air conditioning was found in fewer than half of all homes. NASA did not exist in Houston, nor did the Astrodome, and there was only one airport. While the Houston Symphony was 47 years old, the Houston Grand Opera was only five years old. There was no other classical music venue in Houston at that time. Beginning with a four-concert season at an extremely reasonable rate of $6 ($3 for students), Houston Friends of Music presented the Hungarian Quartet and many more world-renowned ensembles. After more than ten years of presenting events in the Cullen Auditorium at the University of Houston, Houston Friends of Music moved to Rice University's Hamman Hall until the Shepherd School of Music building was built in 1991. Stude Concert Hall has been the home to Chamber Music Houston events for the past 27 years, and with a couple of name changes over the years, Chamber Music Houston continues to provide a nine-concert season of world class chamber music performances. Today’s Board of Directors, as passionate and dedicated as the founding group of friends, is committed to the mission of presenting worldrenowned chamber music to a broad audience for their enjoyment, education and cultural enrichment.

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