2016-2017 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 16, 2016

KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11

Dmitri Shostakovich, Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Johannes Brahms, Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (revised)

The renowned Trio has set the gold standard for 38 years of music-making. Superstars of the chamber music world.

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November 20, 2016

JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET

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Felix Mendelssohn, Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13

Béla Bartók, Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7

Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”

Celebrating its 70th anniversary season, the Julliard String Quartet is an exhilarating and splendid group of artists whose performances manifest the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.”

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February 5, 2017

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC WIND QUINTET

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Franz Danzi, Quintet in F Major, Op. 56, No. 3*

Anton Reicha, Andante Arioso, for English Horn & Wind Quintet

Paul Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

Gyorgy Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

Carl Nielsen, Quintet, Op. 43

*-indicates a first presentation for the Society

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet – Program Notes by the artists

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Founded in 1988, in the era of Herbert von Karajan, this ensemble has astonished audiences worldwide with the variety of expression, spectrum of tonal colors and stylistic assurance of its interpretations.


March 19, 2017

AVIV QUARTET

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W.A. Mozart, Quartet in D Major, K. 575

Dmitri Shostakovich, Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118*

Maurice Ravel, Quartet in F Major

Aviv, meaning “spring” in Hebrew, promises the freshness and birth of new beginnings that this ensemble delivers in every performance. Stripping away artifice, Aviv reveals true nature and sharper definitions through their vivacious performances.


April 30, 2017

THE AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS

American Chamber PlayersAn extraordinarily talented group, the American Chamber Players appeal to the “…heart and head, offering a warm, seductively luxurious sound and an impressive precision and unity of purpose” (New York Times). The musicians will perform a program of works for mixed-instrument ensembles.


*-indicates a first presentation for the Society

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