MVCMS 2019-2020 Season
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Our 47th season highlighting internationally celebrated classical artists
Mill Valley Chamber Music Society announces its 2019-2020 concert series highlighting internationally celebrated classical artists and the annual Marin Music Chest “Young Artists’ Concert.”
Concerts are presented at 5pm Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, an intimate concert venue featuring superb acoustics and free parking.
[Pictured: Ashu & Alexandre Moutouzkine]
Ashu, with his warm and engaging personality, unique story and charismatic performance style, is one of today’s most engaging and pioneering musicians. Alexandre Moutouzkine is a winner of renowned competition awards including the Naumburg and Arthur Rubinstein International Competitions, and has been a Manhattan School of Music faculty member since 2012.
Program: “Romantic masterpieces” including Rachmaninoff, R. Schumann, Mahler, Glazunov, Korngold, and Piazzola.
November 10, 2019
“Tonal warmth and communicative urgency…powerfully adept…with a combination of brilliance and subtlety.” ~ San Francisco Chronicle
The Telegraph Quartet, formed in 2013, won the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition, the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and is currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They are a stunningly world-class local ensemble.
Program: Alban Berg, S.Q. Op 3 in g minor; Bartok S.Q. #4; Beethoven S. Q. #14 in c-sharp minor, op. 131
January 26, 2020
Gould Piano Trio with Robert Plane, Clarinet
“The combination of jewel-like precision and a music fire that ignites from the first bar.” ~ The Washington Post
Established in 1987, the British Gould Trio has enjoyed universal acclaim for their “music fire” and “dedication to the genre.” The Trio rose to international prominence following competition successes and has been at the forefront of international chamber music for over a quarter century. It is a joy to hear such a blended, precise ensemble that has recorded extensively. On this tour they are joined by the “eloquent and expressive” clarinetist, Robert Plane.
Program: Carl Frühling, Clarinet Trio, op. 40; Huw Watkins, Four Fables for clarinet and piano trio; Dvorak, Piano Trio #3 in f minor, op. 65
February 23, 2020
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin & Wu Qian, Piano
“Unbounded, tireless energy…Bravo!” ~ The Strad
Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow in 1983 into a famous Russian musical family but moved to Britain at age 8 after his concerto debut to study at the Menuhin School and has lived in the UK since. He also performs with Wu Qian in the Sitkovetsky Trio. They have extensive recordings.
Program: R. Schumann, Violin Sonata no. 2 in d minor, op. 121; TBA; E. Grieg, Violin Sonata no. 3 in c minor, op. 45
March, 8, 2020
Presented in partnership with the Bay Area Music Consortium
“Genuinely exciting.” ~ The New York Times
Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from their notable meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grande Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and were 2019 Grammy nominees.
Program: Dvorak, “Cypresses”; Lembit Beecher, “These Memories may be True”; Vardapet Komitas, Armenian Folk Songs; Rhiannon Giddens, “At the Purchaser’s Option”; Sibelius, Quartet in d minor, op. 56 “Voces intimae”
May 17, 2020
Marin Music Chest Young Artists’ Concert
Free concert featuring talented young musicians
410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941