Concerts for the 2018-2019 Season

  • Emerson String QuartetSaturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseEmerson String QuartetWe open the season with one of the world's truly great ensembles. Formed in 1976 and last heard with SFCM in 2009, the Emerson has made more than 30 award-winning recordings and performed throughout the world to the highest acclaim. "...with musicians like this, there must be some hope for humanity." The Times, London.

    Haydn String Quartet in D Major, op. 71, no. 2
    Shostakovich String Quartet no. 6 in G Major, op. 101
    Beethoven String Quartet op. 59, no. 1 in F Major
  • Adaskin String Trio with Oboist Thomas GallantSaturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseAdaskin String Trio with Oboist Thomas GallantThe Adaskin has won over audiences across the continent with its exuberant performances. The trio's critically-acclaimed recordings include the complete String Trios of Beethoven. What a treat to hear this brilliant ensemble team up with Thomas Gallant, one of the few oboe virtuosi on the scene today!

    Krommer Oboe Quartet in C Major, no. 1
    Beethoven String Trio in C Minor, op. 9, no. 3
    Dohnanyi Serenade in C Major, op. 10
    Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
  • Schumann QuartetSaturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseSchumann QuartetThe three Schumann brothers — violinists Erik and Ken and cellist Mark — grew up making music together in Cologne, Germany. Joined by violist Liisa Randalu, they are remarkable for their almost intuitive give-and-take. The quartet formerly held a residency at Schloss Esterhazy, where Haydn was kapellmeister, and is now in residence at New York's Lincoln Center.
    "Music-making of the highest order." The Guardian, London

    Haydn String Quartet in F Major, op. 77, no. 2
    Janacek String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
    Brahms String Quartet in C Minor, op. 51, no. 1
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseThree Cheers for the Woodwinds and Brass!Spotlighting talented musicians from Central New York, our midwinter concert will present members of Symphoria joined by pianist Sar-Shalom Strong and other friends. Impresario John Oberbrunner has some great music in store for us, including the delightful Sextet composed by Francis Poulenc in his lighter vein.

    Nielsen Wind Quintet, op. 43
    Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds
    Selections for brass to be announced.
  • Frisson EnsembleSaturday, March 2, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseFrisson EnsembleHaving debuted in major cities across the country during the 2017-18 season, this dynamic chamber ensemble is already in great demand. Offering a varied program from virtuosic solo to music for chamber orchestra, Frisson Ensemble promises to live up to its name: a thrill of excitement.

    Debussy Syrinx
    Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, no. 1, K. 285
    Martinu Nonet no. 2, H. 374
    Prokofiev Quintet for strings and winds, op. 39
    Michael Haydn Divertimento
    Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (chamber version)
  • Escher QuartetSaturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseEscher QuartetExpect a performance that is at once passionate and nuanced from this New York-based quartet, which has made a rapid rise since its founding in 2005. The Escher continues to flourish here at home and is winning the highest critical praise internationally.

    Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 20, no. 2
    Bartok String Quartet no. 5
    Smetana String Quartet no.1 in E Minor, "From my Life"
  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson TrioSaturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseKalichstein-Laredo-Robinson TrioAfter four decades of success the world over — including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works — pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson continue to dazzle audiences and critics alike. "Can we just be done with it and declare the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson the greatest piano trio on the face of the earth?" -Washington Post

    Schumann Selections from Canonic Etudes, op. 56
    Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor
    Mendelssohn Piano Trio no. 1 in D Minor, op. 49

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