2019-20 Season

CMS Louisville 2019-20 Season (PDF)

Weekends 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

Sunday October 13, 2019 | 3:00pm



SØRENSEN: Phantasmagoria

RAVEL: Trio in A Minor

TCHAIKOVSKY: Trio in A minor, Op. 50

LCMS Trio Con Brio Program Notes

Acknowledged as one of the finest piano trios in the world, the Trio con Brio
Copenhagen has quickly gained a reputation for its fresh and contemporary
approach to the core repertoire. Composer Bent Sørensen was the winner the
University of Louisville’s 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition. 2019
marks Trio con Brio’s twentieth anniversary of being regularly heard at the
world’s leading venues and concert series.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 3:00pm


MOZART: Quartet, in B-flat Major, K. 458 “Hunt”

DUTILLEUX: Quartet “Ainsi la Nuit”

DVOŘÁK: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

LCMS Program Notes Juilliard

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet
continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed
by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,”
the Juilliard draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while
embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of
the familiar and the daring.


The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth on
December 16, 1770. We are celebrating this milestone with a year-long
Beethoven Festival, the centerpiece of which is the Emerson String Quartet’s
performance of all sixteen Beethoven String Quartets over six concerts from
February 2020 through November 2020. The first three of these concerts
will take place during our 19-20 season, with the remaining three to take
place in our 20-21 season. Beyond the quartet cycle, other events will make
up our Beethoven celebration—receptions, concerts, read-throughs and
talks, including collaborations with other Louisville arts groups. We welcome
your participation to make the Beethoven Festival a milestone event to be
celebrated and savored throughout the year. This festival is dedicated in loving memory of Ben Franklin.

The Emerson String Quartet has been one of the world’s premier chamber
music ensembles for more than 40 years. Its DG recording of the Beethoven
quartet cycle has earned acclaim for being “technically flawless” and giving 19|20 the impression of being “forged in white heat.”

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 3:00pm


BEETHOVEN: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

LCMS Beethoven Emerson Program Notes

Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 3:00pm


BEETHOVEN: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

LCMS Beethoven Emerson Program Notes

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 3:00pm


BEETHOVEN: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

LCMS Beethoven Emerson Program Notes 3_1_20

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm


Macauley Pic Banner

Each year, the Macauley Chamber Music Competition is organized and
sponsored by the Society to cultivate young musicians’ interest in performing
and appreciating chamber music. Next year’s Macauley Competition takes
place on March 21, 2020, and is open for public viewing.

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