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MVCMS 2019-2020 Season

Presented by Mill Valley Chamber Music Society at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley CA

Oct 13 2019
Mar 08 2020
MVCMS 2019-2020 Season

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]


October 13, 2019
Ashu, Soprano/Alto Saxophone & Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano 
“Just as much fun to watch as to listen to.” ~ Dallas Morning News

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
Telegraph Quartet
“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 FrühlingClarinet 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
Aizuri Quartet
​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


Free admission for youth age 18 and under.  $40 general.

Subscription to 5 concerts:  $145
Subscription to 3 concerts:  $105
Plus fees

Contact: 415-381-4453


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Additional time info:

Selected Sundays, 5:00 pm


Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church

410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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