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Our 56th Season


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October 16, 2022

Jupiter String Quartet

“… an ensemble of eloquent intensity …one of the mainstays of the American chamber music scene.” 

— The New Yorker

Charles Ives String Quartet No. 1 

Michi Wiancko To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores 

George Walker “Lyric” from String Quartet No. 1 

F. Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, op. 80


November 13, 2022

Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and friends with Anna Polonsky, piano, and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

“… the greatest piano trio on the face of the Earth… in everything from effortless virtuosity to striking originality...” 

— Washington Post (about the KLR Trio)

"...a strong, sure partner, played with fluid clarity. The ear was drawn to the piano..."

— The New York Times (about Ms. Polonsky)

"...sounds get along not necessarily through traditional harmonic consonance... but through a kind of rightness of being."

— Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times (about Ms. Ngwenyama)

W.A. Mozart Trio in B-flat, K 502 

N. Ngwenyama “Elegy” CMMB co-commission 

A. Dvořák Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, op. 87


January 15, 2023

Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw, soprano

luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism” 

— The New York Times (about the Brentano) 

Upshaw’s instrument has the kind of power, clarity, and pure beauty that can transfix a listener.” 

— The Pioneer Press (about Ms. Upshaw)

Selection of consort songs by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, and others 

Melinda Wagner “Dido Reimagined”


February 26, 2023

Cuarteto Casals

“…extreme technical perfection yet with life bursting from every note.” 

— The Times UK

F.J. Haydn Quartet in A Major, op. 20 No. 6 

G. Ligeti Quartet No. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes” 

F. Schubert Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden"


April 30, 2023

Daedalus Quartet with Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

“ at one with their composers, we were happily caught off-guard by every emotional surprise they sprang." 

— The Washington Post (about the Daedalus) 

She played with clarity, honesty, and a supple yet full-bodied sound.”

— The New York Times (about Ms. Lee)

William Grant Still Lyric Quartet 

Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 6 

Amy Beach Piano Quintet, op. 67