SPAC Announces Chamber Music Concert Schedule for 2015

December 8th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg
Wu Han and David Finckel

Wu Han and David Finckel

Following the successful debut of its residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center earlier this year, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will return to SPAC with a fresh roster of extraordinary musicians during the 2015 summer season. Led by celebrated artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han, the concert series will take place from August 9 through August 25 with six exciting new programs featuring a variety of the world’s premier chamber musicians performing a diverse repertoire.

Priced at $40 & $45, tickets are available now for SPAC members and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday (December 10).

Here’s the schedule of SPAC chamber music performances for 2015:

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 3pm: “SUMMER WINDS”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 2:15pm)
Featuring Juho Pohjonen (piano), Richard O’Neill (viola), Nicholas Canellakis (cello), Joseph Conyers (bass), Sooyun Kim (flute), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Ricardo Morales (clarinet), Marc Goldberg (bassoon), Jennifer Montone (horn)
LIGETI: Six Bagatelles for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn
BARBER: Summer Music for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, Op. 31
MOZART: Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, K. 452
HUMMEL: Septet in D minor for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 74

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 8pm: “THROUGH BRAHMS”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 7:15pm)
Featuring Juho Pohjonen (piano), Wu Han (piano), Chad Hoopes (violin), Richard O’Neill (viola), Nicholas Canellakis (cello), David Finckel (cello)
MOZART: Sonata in C major for Piano, Four Hands, K. 521
BRAHMS: Trio in C major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 87
DVOŘÁK: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 87

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 3pm: “CULTURAL ODYSSEY”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 2:15pm)
Featuring Jason Vieaux (guitar), the Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola), Dane Johansen (cello)
BOCCHERINI: Quintet No. 4 in D major for Guitar and String Quartet, G. 448
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in E minor for Strings, Op. 44, No. 2
ALBÉNIZ: “Torre Bermeja, serenata” from 12 Piezas Características for Guitar, Op. 92
TÁRREGA: Capricho árabe for Guitar
BUSTAMANTE: Misionera for Guitar
WOLF: Italian Serenade for String Quartet
KERNIS: 100 Greatest Dance Hits for Guitar, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 8pm: “RUSSIAN TWILIGHT”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 7:15pm)
Featuring Wu Han (piano), David Finckel (cello), the Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart (violin), Aaron Boyd (violin), Pierre Lapointe (viola), Dane Johansen (cello)
SCRIABIN: Five Preludes for Piano, Op. 16
RACHMANINOV: Two Movements for String Quartet
ARENSKY: Quartet No. 2 in A minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 35
TANEYEV: Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 3pm: “BRIDGING CENTURIES”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 2:15pm)
Featuring Wu Han (piano), Paul Huang (violin), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Matthew Lipman (viola), David Finckel (cello), Paul Watkins (cello)
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 16
PENDERECKI: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello
SCHUMANN: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 8pm: “TRANSFIGURED NIGHT”
(Chamber Chat with artists from the performance: 7:15pm)
Featuring Paul Huang (violin), Sean Lee (violin), Arnaud Sussmann (violin), Danbi Um (violin), Mark Holloway (viola), Matthew Lipman (viola), David Finckel (cello), Paul Watkins (cello)
STRAUSS: Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85
SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, Op. 4
MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20