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Dear Friends, The silence is being broken! Our Chamber Music Houston 2021-2022 season will commence in Stude Concert Hall on September 28, 2021, and you are invited to join us. So many sacrifices have been made by you and our artists to allow a safe return to the concert hall, which inspires us to come back even stronger with an expansive offering of programming from the 15th to the 21st century, making this a Season of Seven Centuries! We have worked closely with the artists to bring back as many of those that were cancelled in the past year. In addition to Dover Quartet, Han-Setzer-Finckel, Quatuor Modigliani, and Emerson Quartet, we look forward to the returning Vienna Piano Trio, Jerusalem Quartet, and the amazing vocalists of Chanticleer. Our commitment to chamber music for future generations continues with our Emerging Young Ensemble for 2021-2022: the award-winning, London-based Castalian String Quartet. In addition, the Miró Quartet returns to feature a new work, co-commissioned by CMH, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw. We look forward to our 62nd season with you, your favorite artists, and great music. Welcome back! Sincerely,

KERRYN BOOTH Executive Director

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DOVER QUARTET with BRIAN CONNELLY Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Joel Link, violin | Brian Lee, violin Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola | Camden Shaw, cello *Guest Artist: Brian Connelly, piano These bright stars of the chamber music world return for a program that collaborates with the superb skills of Brian Connelly, esteemed Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music, for a performance of Franck’s daunting piano quintet. The award-winning Dover Quartet, launched from the Shepherd School in 2013, dominates the world stage with a distinctive sound that must be heard. Schubert

Quartettsatz, D. 703

Zemlinsky

Quartet No. 1 in A, Op. 4

Franck

*Piano Quintet in F minor, FWV.7

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WU HAN, PHILIP SETZER and DAVID FINCKEL Thursday, October 21, 2021 Wu Han, piano David Finckel, cello Philip Setzer, violin A memorable evening is certain when the “power couple of chamber music,” Han and Finckel, teams with Setzer, of Emerson Quartet renown! Three tremendous piano trios will be performed, beginning with Beethoven’s bright G Major Trio, followed by the luxurious arching melodies of Mendelssohn’s “Grand Trio.” Rounding out the program is Dvořák’s “Dumky” with six movements of high contrast – somber and mournful laments to raucous and vigorous dances. Beethoven

Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1/2

Mendelssohn

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, Q29, “Grand Trio”

Dvorák

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B166, “Dumky”

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QUATUOR MODIGLIANI with FABIO BIDINI Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Amaury Coeytaux, violin | Loïc Rio, violin Laurent Marfaing, viola | François Kieffer, cello *GUEST ARTIST: Fabio Bidini, piano Our Parisian friends will not disappoint with their lush playing and stylish precision, and now they are joined by esteemed Italian pianist, Fabio Bidini, for a performance of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2. The Quartet will also perform a spirited and vivacious Schubert Quartet, and Mozart’s optimistic and youthful “Hunt.” Schubert

Quartet No. 11 in E major

Mozart

Quartet No. 17 in B♭, “Hunt”

Dvorák

*Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81

“This French ensemble is beautifully modulated, in the sense that every player has equal presence and voice, expressed with dashing fervor.” THE GUARDIAN

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EMERSON STRING QUARTET Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Eugene Drucker, violin | Philip Setzer, violin Larry Dutton, viola | Paul Watkins, cello A performance by this legendary ensemble will exceed expectations with Tchaikovsky's warm and luscious Quartet No. 1, followed by Bartók’s Quartet No. 3. The evening will round out with one of Beethoven's late quartets written with the profound "thanksgiving" centerpiece of this masterpiece, while completely deaf. Tchaikovsky

Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, “Accordion”

Bartók

Quartet No. 3

Beethoven

Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

“…everything we have come to expect from this superb ensemble: technically resourceful, musically insightful, cohesive, full of character and always interesting.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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CHANTICLEER Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Andy Berry, bass | Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor & Asst Music Dir Zachary Burgess, bass-baritone | Kory Reid, countertenor Brian Hinman, tenor | Alan Reinhardt, countertenor Matthew Knickman, baritone | Logan S. Shields, countertenor Matthew Mazzola, tenor | Andrew Van Allsburg, tenor Cortez Mitchell, countertenor | Adam Ward, countertenor The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. While the program for this performance will be announced at a later date, it will indeed provide a diverse range of repertoire from 15th century renaissance to contemporary compositions and arrangements of the 20th century.

“The wonder of Chanticleer is its beauty and clarity of sound as 12 distinctive voices mingles so perfectly.” ARTSATL A Season of

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CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET Thursday, February 17, 2022 CHAMBER MUSIC HOUSTON’S EMERGING YOUNG ENSEMBLE OF THE 2021-2022 SEASON

Sini Simonen, violin | Daniel Roberts, violin Charlotte Bonneton, viola | Christopher Graves, cello The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. This young European ensemble, based in London, has swept competitions, including a 2016 award from Banff International String Quartet Competition. Beginning with Mozart’s sunny “Spring” Quartet, followed by the romantic Quartet in E♭ from Fanny Mendelssohn, the program will end with Schubert’s breathtaking final string quartet that embodies his battle between light and dark. Mozart

Quartet No. 14 in G, K387, “Spring”

Fanny Mendelssohn

Quartet in E♭

Schubert

Quartet No. 15 in G, D887

“They’re terrific: violinists who seem capable of anything, layering a gleaming finish (often the key to a really luminous quartet sound) on viola a player with a tone like crushed velvet and a cellist who sounds like old gold.” THE SPECTATOR – RICHARD BRATBY / WIGMORE HALL

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MIRÓ STRING QUARTET Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Daniel Ching, violin | William Fedkenheuer, violin John Largess, viola | Joshua Gendele, cello The Miró String Quartet is a world-class ensemble that has performed for CMH audiences six times since 2007, and they continue to grow and excel as one of the best string quartets today. The Austin-based ensemble begins the program with Mendelssohn’s uplifting Quartet No. 1 and then presents a CMH co-commission, Microfictions, written for them by Caroline Shaw, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. The program is concluded with Smetana’s From My Life, which serves as a beautiful personal reflection for all of us on the past year of love, loss, uncertainty, and yearning. The Shaw co-commission is underwritten by the Jack Mazow Memorial Fund. Special thanks to the family and friends of Jack Mazow who made this possible.

Mendelssohn

Quartet No. 1 in E♭ major, Op. 12

Caroline Shaw

*Microfictions [volume 1] (2020)

Smetana

Quartet No. 1 in E minor, From My Life

*Co-commission of CMH; Carnegie Hall; La Jolla Music Society; Premiere Performances Hong Kong; and Shriver Concert Series.

“This was a preeminently daring and ambitious program, and one of the finest performances of the season.” THE WEEKLY STANDARD A Season of

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VIENNA PIANO TRIO Tuesday, April 5, 2022 David McCarroll, violin Clemens Hagen, cello Stefan Mendl, piano The Vienna Piano Trio returns to the CMH stage with its passion and razorsharp performances – an audience favorite, and this program of Schubert’s piano trios showcases their skills. Schubert’s song-writing skills shine in his first piano trio which reflects on the temporality of flowers and nature. The second trio was hailed by Schumann as “an angry meteor blazing forth and outshining everything in the musical atmosphere of the time.” Schubert

Piano Trio No. 1 in B♭ major, Op. 99, D. 898

Schubert

Piano Trio No. 2 in E♭ major, Op. 100, D. 929

“The young vivacity, profundity, and mature elegance was a winning combination.” STAGE AND CINEMA (LA)

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JERUSALEM QUARTET Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Alexander Pavlovsky, violin | Sergei Bresler, violin Ori Kam, viola | Kyril Zlotnikov, cello Since 1993, the Jerusalem Quartet has developed a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner. Prepare to experience an unforgettable performance: beginning with one of Haydn’s most profound works, followed by the emotionally intense Quartet No. 7 from Shostakovich, and ending with one of Beethoven’s most radiant and triumphant works. Haydn

Quartet No. 23 in F minor, Op. 20/5, “Sun”, Hob.III:35

Shostakovich

Quartet No. 7 in F♯, Op. 108

Beethoven

Quartet No. 9 in C, Op. 59/3

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” THE NEW YORK TIMES A Season of

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The Music of Friends

The English composer and pianist, Richard Walthew, described chamber music as “the music of friends.” Over 60 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 were no other professional classical music organizations 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 three decades, 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. Houston has now become a hub of cultural activity, with a full calendar of activities in the arts. Chamber Music Houston is proud to have been a pioneer in this successful endeavor. Today’s Board of Directors, as passionate and dedicated as the founding group of friends, is committed to the mission of presenting world-renowned chamber music to a broad audience for their enjoyment, education and cultural enrichment.

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S E AS O N A T A G L A N C E

DOVER QUARTET WITH BRIAN CONNELLY tuesday september 28, 2021

HAN-SETZER-FINCKEL PIANO TRIO thursday october 21, 2021

CHANTICLEER tuesday january 18, 2022

CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET thursday february 17, 2022

MIRÓ STRING QUARTET QUATUOR MODIGLIANI WITH FABIO BIDINI

tuesday march 8, 2022

tuesday november 9, 2021

VIENNA PIANO TRIO

EMERSON STRING QUARTET tuesday december 7, 2021

tuesday april 5, 2022

JERUSALEM QUARTET tuesday april 26, 2022

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