Manned by a team of behind-the-scenes professionals, the CMS “Watch Live” series brings viewers what American Record Guide recently described as “superb camera angles, excellent audio, and state-of the-art engineering,” ensuring a thrilling musical experience from anywhere at any time. This season presented a record number of twenty-eight events, including lectures, concerts, and master classes, and next season the list grows even more with thirty-one events in all. Seven must-see events remain in the 2014-2015 “Watch Live” season:
March 24, 11:00 AM with Paul Watkins, the Emerson String Quartet’s new cellist.
April 20, 11:00 AM with the superb violinist and CMS audience favorite Cho-Liang Lin.
May 13, 11:00 AM with guitarist Jason Vieaux, winner of the 2015 Grammy for Best Solo Instrumental Classical recording
April 2, at 7:30 PM – Pianists Andrew Armstrong and Gilles Vonsattel, violinists James Ehnes and Arnaud Sussmann, and cellist Nicholas Canellakis perform a fascinating program of works by Tiensuu, Widmann, Kernis, and Kirchner, plus a New York premiere by Derek Bermel.
May 7, 7:30 PM – Violinist/violist Yura Lee, cellist Jan Vogler, the Amphion String Quartet, and percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum, bring the New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse to a thrilling close in works by Lansky, Hefti, Lutoslawski, and more.
April 16, 9:00 PM – An evocative piano and winds program of Vivaldi, Ginastera, Poulenc, and Villa-Lobos with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, flutist Sooyun Kim, oboist Stephen Taylor, clarinetist Romie-de Guise-Langlois, and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek.
April 30, 7:30 PM – The beloved and acclaimed pianist Gilbert Kalish is showcased in in a personally-curated program of works by Crumb, Janácek, and Ives, plus a world premiere by Shiela Silver.
2015 Grammy Winning Guitarist Jason Vieux Leads a Master Class May 13.