In another exciting example of the growing reach of the artistic riches of the Chamber Music Society, CMS is pleased to announce the launch of a prestigious multi-year partnership with the newly-established Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). The Institute’s mission is to support graduate students, both individual instrumentalists and small ensembles, in reaching their full potential as outstanding chamber musicians. The partnership will include at least two performances per season by CMS at UNCSA, master classes, and participation by Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute students in CMS master classes at Lincoln Center. In addition, David Finckel and Wu Han are among the artistic advisors of the institute. As such, they will provide input in various areas related to chamber music including education, careers, and programming.
The first performance by CMS takes place on October 24 in Watson Hall at UNCSA. The program, with works described as "exquisite” and “riotous” by The New Yorker, is to be performed at Alice Tully Hall on October 25, and features pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, oboist Stephen Taylor, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois, bassoonist Peter Kolkay, and horn play Radovan Vlatković in works by Ligeti, Magnard, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Poulenc.