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
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.
November 4, 2018
TESSA LARK & ANDREW 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”
February 17, 2019
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC WIND QUINTET
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.
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
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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