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New CMS Two Artists Featured In Opening Concert

“With its open-enrollment roster these days and its sponsorship of young performers in its CMS Two program, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has made itself an admirable renewable resource. The benefits are evident week to week, as newly met combinations of players provide fresh perspectives on standards.” The New York Times

The new season begins on Sunday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 20, with three jewels of the repertoire matched by a glittering line-up of musicians. Mendelssohn’s sparkling Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110, provides an eloquent bridge between Haydn’s elegant Trio in A major for Piano, Violin, and cello, Hob. XV:18, and Schumann’s passionate Quintet in E-flat major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 44. One of the highlights of these concerts will be the introduction of three outstanding young artists as they take to the stage of Alice Tully Hall to begin their distinguished three-year residency as members of the prestigious CMS Two program. They are pianist Michael Brown, violinist Chad Hoopes, and violist Matthew Lipman. Joining them will be long-time CMS favorites pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Wu Han, violinist Ani Kavafian, violist Paul Neubauer, former CMS Two member cellist Nicholas Canellakis, and guest artist double bassist Joseph Conyers.

Pictured left to right: pianist Michael Brown, photo Jeannette Beckman; violinist Chad Hoopes, photo Marco Borggreve; violist Michael Lipman, photo Jiyang Chen.

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