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Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble with Simon Crawford-Phillips

REINECKE Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano, Opus 188 MOZART Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 452 INTERMISSION BRAHMS Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Opus 120, No. 2 BEETHOVEN Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, Opus 16    The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was…

Sebastian Knauer, piano

MOZART Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545, I. Allegro (04:29) NYMAN 6 Piano Pieces for Sebastian Knauer, K1 (03:47) MOZART Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 330, II. Andante cantabile (06:12) NYMAN 6 Piano Pieces for Sebastian Knauer, K2 (04:06) MOZART Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 332, III. Allegro assai (04:56) NYMAN 6…

Philip Dukes & Friends III: Brahms & Schumann

In this palindromic program we are treated to arguably two of the greatest Piano Quintets ever composed. Much has been written and discussed concerning the fascinating relationship between Brahms and Schumann (and indeed Clara Schumann’s involvement) and whilst that aspect adds an interesting twist to proceedings, ultimately the music of these two great masters is…

Beethoven and the Mandolin: Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall

In our second of three distinctly different celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, mandolinists Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg will play a program from their rich duet repertoire. Beethoven wrote four pieces for mandolin and Mrs. Lichtenberg performs two of these accompanied by Adam Jaffe on fortepiano. These works were written…

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Robert Spano, Conductor, Avi Avital, Mandolin

Robert Spano, Conductor Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Avi Avital, Mandolin   Commissioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Maestro Spano, The Parallactic Transits invites audiences to look to the stars. “I hope to paint an image both of the stars slowly moving in our field of vision and of we ourselves, moving metadimensionally around the…

Philip Dukes & Friends IV: All Beethoven

There is perhaps no better way to conclude the chamber music series for 2022 than a special concert dedicated to the great master Ludwig van Beethoven. Arguably one of the greatest exponents of the chamber music medium, the program opens with his electric and fiery C Major String Quintet, affectionately known as “The Storm.” It…

Philip Dukes & Friends II: Tales of the Unexpected

In a first for the SMF chamber music series, we travel to the magnificent surroundings of the Metal Building at Trustees’ Garden, for a program of fantasy and drama. In a semi-staged, partly programmatic concert, Impressionist France meets the mysterious world of Edgar Allan Poe, with a reading of Poe’s macabre tale “The Masque of…

Philip Dukes & Friends I: Saint-Saëns & Fauré

In the first of two contrasting programs featuring French music, we hear two fabulous Piano Quartets, one by Saint-Saëns and one by Fauré, interspersed with the colorful and humorous classic Carnival of the Animals. The original idea was to feature Saint-Saëns in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, and although we weren’t…

Celebrating Bach: Dover Quartet & Bridget Kibbey

Celebrated harpist Bridget Kibbey and the renowned Dover Quartet are collaborating for the first time in a celebration of the “father” of all Western composers, J.S. Bach. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician who has toured and recorded with Dawn Upshaw and Placido Domingo, Bridget Kibbey brings virtuosic brilliance and musical charisma to her performances….

Olga Kern, piano

With a vivid onstage presence, dazzling technique, and keen musicianship, Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is widely recognized as one of the great artists of her generation. She was born into a family of musicians in Russia and began studying piano at the age of five, and at seventeen was awarded first prize at the Rachmaninoff…