The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center launches its second season at Drew University’s Concert Hall in Madison, NJ with three performances in the 2023-2024 season.
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7:30 PM
A supreme virtuoso pianist and composer, Sergei Rachmaninov stole the hearts of listeners worldwide with achingly beautiful melodies and alluring harmonies. Rachmaninov emerged as one of the last great Romantic composers, and this first of two concerts pairs his singular voice with those of his mentors and contemporaries.
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 7:30 PM
The early years of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of a remarkable new approach to composition. In the works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor—one of the most renowned composers of his time—and Reynaldo Hahn, we hear genius at work. Known primarily as a violin virtuoso, Eugène Ysaÿe created music that is now regarded as pioneering. And in the piano quintet of the Swiss-American Ernest Bloch, we find one of the most skillful, inventive, and riveting examples of the genre ever created.
A TALE OF THREE TRIOS
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30 PM
Celebrating the rich musical possibilities of the piano trio, this program begins with an exploration of the clarinet’s range in two trios: one by Beethoven including jovial variations on a popular tune, and four romantic miniatures by Bruch. Mendelssohn’s second piano trio welcomes the traditional violin to conclude the program with one of the composer’s most inspired and emotional works. Nestled between the trios are the ever-popular Hungarian Dances by Brahms for piano 4-hands, inspired by the composer’s life-long love of folk music.
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