Concerts for the 2017-2018 Season

  • Takács QuartetSaturday, October 7, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseTakács QuartetWe open the season with the eagerly-awaited return of this superb quartet, praised by the New York Times for "making the most traditional of works feel radical once more." The Takács Quartet performs ninety concerts world-wide each year. How fortunate we are to hear one of them!

    Haydn String Quartet no. 5 in D Major, op. 76
    Shostakovich String Quartet no. 11 in F Minor, op. 122
    Mendelssohn String Quartet no. 6 in F Minor, op. 80
  • Trio Con Brio CopenhagenSaturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseTrio Con Brio CopenhagenThe electrical charge going through the audience was palpable when this thrilling piano trio performed for SFCM three seasons ago. The trio "clearly occupies a lofty perch in today's musical scene." (Washington Post)

    Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1, "Ghost"
    Sven-David Sandström Four pieces for piano trio
    Tchaikovsky Trio in A Minor, op. 50
  • American Chamber PlayersSaturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseAmerican Chamber PlayersPopular with prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, the American Chamber Players were invited to perform gala concerts at the Paris Opera. "An extraordinarily talented group who play beautifully together." (Washington Post)

    C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata in B-flat Major for flute, violin and piano, H. 578
    Duruflé Prelude, Recitative and Variations op. 3 for flute, viola and piano
    Mahler Piano Quartet in A Minor
    Beethoven Variations on "Lá ci darem la mano" for flute, violin and viola
    Fauré Piano Quartet no. 1 in C Minor, op. 15
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseChamber ConcertosSpotlighting talented musicians from Central New York, we bring you two Baroque favorites, a late work by composer and humanist Ernest Bloch, and a witty piano concerto with trumpet "commentary" by Shostakovich. Heather Buchman conducts the string ensemble.

    Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043
    Telemann Suite for Flute and Strings in A Minor
    Bloch Suite Modale for Flute and Strings
    Shostakovich Concerto for Piano and Trumpet, op. 35
  • Chiara String QuartetSaturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseChiara String QuartetRecently serving as Quartet-in-Residence at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chiara Quartet has wowed audiences with its "highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing." (Boston Globe) You won't see any music stands: this quartet plays "by heart"!

    Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, op. 10
    Pierre Jalbert String Quartet no. 6
    Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 in C Minor, op. 110
  • Imani WindsSaturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseImani WindsGet ready for an ensemble that opens a whole different universe of sound possibilities. With newly-commissioned music and culturally-diverse works penned by its own members, Imani Winds is "simply the best wind quintet out there right now." (Boston Musical Intelligencer)

    Valerie Coleman Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
    Maurice Ravel Tombeau de Couperin
    Astor Piazzolla Contrabajissimo
    Anders Hillborg Six Pieces for Wind Quintet
    Paquito D'Rivera Farewell Mambo
    Simon Shaheen Dance Mediterranea
  • Miró Quartet With Pianist Jon Kimura ParkerSaturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseMiró Quartet With Pianist Jon Kimura ParkerSince this celebrated quartet was last heard on our series, their many concerts have included a sold-out return to Carnegie Hall. The Miró are praised for their "explosive vigor and technical finesse." (The New York Times) We welcome them back along with another Central New York favorite, virtuoso pianist Jon Kimura Parker.

    Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22
    Clara Schumann Scherzo no. 2, op. 41
    Robert Schumann String Quartet in A Minor, op. 41, no. 1
    Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in F Minor, op. 3

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