Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 2 pm (1:15 pre-concert forum)
“It’s a joy to be in such authoritative hands – an audience member can simply sit back, relax, and let the music fill him.” –The New York Sun
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is known for its extraordinary quality performances with the opportunity to hear the world’s foremost chamber musicians. This riveting program will juxtapose two musical giants of Romanticism: Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms.
- Dvořák: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands
- Brahms: Trio No. 3 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 101
- Brahms: Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four Hands
- Dvořák: Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, B. 155, Op. 81
$35 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)
Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)
Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)
Concert underwriter: Jan Berger
Individual sponsor: Jeff Leiter; Elisabeth Noel; Don & Barbara Scoble and Carol Raisbeck
- Wu Han, piano
- Michael Brown, piano
- Paul Huang, vioin
- Chad Hoopes, violin
- Matthew Lipman, viola
- Dmitri Atapine, cello
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society has its home in Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.
This riveting program juxtaposes two musical giants of the Romanticism: Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms. Contemporaries and friends, Dvořák and Brahms drew mutual inspiration from each other, and it was to Brahms’ Gypsy-inspired Hungarian Dances that Dvořák turned for his own Slavonic Dances, which proved a sure-fire hit with audiences ever since its premiere.
Brahms’ C minor Piano Trio–a work of searing intensity and epic proportions–can be heard before intermission, while Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major, one of the finest piano quintets in the repertoire, brings the program to a thrilling close. Like most of Dvořák’s output, it is filled with melodic inspiration, rhythmic vitality, emotional impact, and that particular nationalistic voice in his music that is undeniably his own.
Joining CMS Co-Artistic Director, pianist Wu Han, for this program is a cohort of some of the most exciting young artists on the distinguished CMS roster: pianist Michael Brown, violinists Paul Huang and Chad Hoopes, violist Matthew Lipman, and cellist Dmitri Atapine.