2018-19 Season

Sundays at 3:00 p.m., Comstock Hall at University of Louisville School of Music

Pre-concert talks at 2:00 p.m., Classroom 130 at the School of Music building

October 14, 2018


New Takacs

Haydn: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83

Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

With immaculate technique and an inner fire, Takács makes sparks fly with their fearless performances. Founded in 1975 in Hungary, the quartet now tours internationally from their base in Boulder at the University of Colorado.

LCMS Takacs Program Notes

November 4, 2018


Tessa Lark.jpgAndrew Armstrong
Called a ‘budding superstar’ and a ‘powerhouse performer’ by critics, violinist Tessa Lark grew up in Richmond, Kentucky, and now commands respect in three musical worlds-classical, jazz, and bluegrass – with her abundant gifts. Together with superb pianist Andrew Armstrong, Lark promises an exceptional musical experience.

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne

Lark: Appalachian Fantasy

Franck: Sonata in A Major

Beethoven: Sonata No. 9, “Kreutzer”

LCMS Lark Program Notes

February 17, 2019


Berlin PWQ

Mozart/Hasel: Three Fantasies for mechanical organ, K. 594, K. 616, K. 608

Pavel Haas: Quintet, Op. 10

Henri Tomasi: Five Dances Sacred and Profane*

Paul Taffanel: Quintet in G Minor

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed, many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet. In their upcoming final tour, the elite ensemble will celebrate a rich history of musical excellence.

LCMS Program Notes Berlin

March 3, 2019



Exuberant and gutsy, the Claremont Trio has been called “the freshest breath of air in the world of chamber music.” Identical twins Emily Bruskin, violin, and Julia Bruskin, cello, are joined by Andrea Lam, piano, for a performance that will be marked by their polished, beautifully balanced and expressive playing.

Schumann: Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63
Sean Shepherd: Trio*
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

19-03-03 CMS Claremont QR

April 7, 2019



Webern: Langsamer Satz

Berg: Lyric Suite

Dvořák: Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.

*-indicates a first presentation for the Society

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