Concerts for the 2019-2020 Season

  • Juilliard String QuartetSaturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseJuilliard String QuartetWhat better way to begin celebrating our 70th anniversary than with the Juilliard, first brought to Syracuse by SFCM founder Louis Krasner in the 1960s, and returning 23 times since! The members of this best-known of all string quartets have changed over time. Their claim to fame remains the same.

    Mozart String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458 "The Hunt"
    Gyorgy Kurtag Six Moments Musicaux, op. 44
    Brahms String Quartet in A Minor, op. 51 no. 2

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  • Argus QuartetSaturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseArgus QuartetWe follow our rousing season opener with a brilliant young ensemble that worked extensively with the Juilliard as graduate quartet-in-residence at the school. The Argus Quartet is now enjoying huge success, with concerts from New York City to Juneau, Alaska, and many points in between. The great tradition continues.

    J.S. Bach Art of the Fugue, selections
    Beethoven Cavatina from String Quartet no. 13 op. 130
    Juri Seo Infinite Seasons
    Rolf Wallin Curiosity Cabinet
    Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major

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  • Gryphon TrioSaturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseGryphon TrioNow in its 25th year, this Toronto-based piano trio has firmly established itself as one of the world's best. The Gryphon's nearly two dozen recordings are like an encyclopedia of works for the genre. "Music-making at its most communicative." -Toronto Star

    Haydn Piano Trio in G Minor, Hob. XV:19
    Dinuk Wijeratne Love Triangle
    Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, op. 87

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  • A Treasury of TriosSaturday, February 1, 2020, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseA Treasury of TriosSFCM impresario John Oberbrunner has planned another wonderful concert featuring some of our outstanding Central New York musicians.

    Mozart Piano Trio no. 2 in E-Flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"
    Beethoven Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola in D Major, op. 25
    Dello Joio Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
    Dvorak Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor

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  • Berlin Philharmonic Piano QuartetSunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseBerlin Philharmonic Piano QuartetYes, leading musicians of one of the world's great orchestras, up close and personal. SFCM Music Director Travis Newton managed to get Syracuse included in the American tour of the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet. What an outstanding afternoon of music this will be! Please note the Sunday afternoon concert time.

    Frank Bridge Phantasy Quartet
    Danny Elfman Piano Quartet
    Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor

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  • Dorian Wind QuintetSaturday, April 18, 2020, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseDorian Wind QuintetFormed in 1961, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music's preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Dorian is recognized by critics, audiences, and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances. "Breathtaking." -London Times

    H. Isaac (et al) Renaissance Suite (arr. Roseman)
    Jacques Ibert Trois pièces brèves
    Amanda Harberg Suite for Wind Quintet
    J.S. Bach Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 (arr. Rechtman)
    Samuel Barber Summer Music
    Paul Hindemith Kleine Kammermusic, op. 24, no. 2

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  • Jupiter Quartet and Jasper QuartetSaturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 pmH.W. Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Rd., SyracuseJupiter Quartet and Jasper QuartetTo complete the celebration of our 70th anniversary in style, we are presenting not one but two wonderful string quartets. The Jupiter and Jasper Quartets will each perform separately, then join forces for the much-loved Mendelssohn Octet for the season's grand finale.

    Beethoven String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 74
    Lera Auerbach "Winter" from The Four Seasons
    Joan Tower "Wild Summer" from The Four Seasons
    Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20

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