2022/23 Season

The Chamber Music Society of Louisville proudly presents its EIGHTY FOURTH season!  The 2022-2023 season will take place on four Sundays through the year, each at 3 PM in Comstock Concert Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music.  We encourage you to buy your tickets early to guarantee your seat and also help us with logistics. Thanks for your support!

We look forward to seeing you for an exciting year of live chamber music starting on October 23, 2022!

 

COVID PROTOCOLS: We will follow the venue’s COVID protocols in effect at the time of the performance.

As of October 2022 – “COVID attendance policy: Masking in the Music building is no longer required but is highly recommended. We ask that you please stay home if you feel sick.”


Next up in our 2022/23 Season!

Merz Trio — Sunday, March 19, 2023

Merz Trio by Dario Acosta 1

Image by Dario Acosta.

Merz Trio, the winners of the 2021 Naumburg Competition, perform piano trios by Haydn, Schubert, and Chris Rogerson.

Program:

Haydn, Trio No. 44 in E Major, Hob. XV/28*

Chris Rogerson, River Songs*

Schubert, Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 899*

* indicates a first presentation for the Society

 

Performers:

Brigid Coleridge, Violin

Julia Yang, Cello

Lee Dionne, Piano

www.merztrio.com

 

All single tickets are General Admission Seating.

Pre-Concert Presentation Begins at 2pm in a Classroom adjacent to the Hall.


ERIC OWENS with Singers from CURTIS OPERA THEATRE gave a stunning performance on Sunday, November 20, 2022!

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Bass-baritone Eric Owens, a star of the Met Opera, performed with selected students from Curtis Opera Theatre. 

Program and Performers:

Schubert: Der Tanz, D. 826

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Tancredi, tenor and Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Ting Ting Wong, piano

 

Schubert: Licht und Liebe, D. 352

Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano and Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Ting Ting Wong, piano

 

Brahms: Liebe und Frühling I, Op. 3, No. 2
Liebe und Frühling II, Op. 3, No. 3
Meine Liebe ist grün, Op. 63, No. 5
Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43, No. 1

Eric Owens, bass-baritone and Miloš Repický, piano

 

Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65
Verzicht
Finstere Schatten der Nacht
An jeder Hand die Finger
Ihr schwarzen Augen
Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn
Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter
Vom Gebirge, Well’ auf Well’
Weiche Gräser im Revier
Nagen am Herzen fühl ich
Ich kose süss, mit der und der
Alles, alles in den Wind
Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich
Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
Zum Schluss: Nun, ihr Musen, genug!

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Tancredi, tenor and Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Miloš Repický and Ting Ting Wong, pianos

INTERMISSION

Schoenberg: Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien

Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano and Miloš Repický, piano

 

Britten: Tell Me the Truth About Love from “Cabaret Songs”

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Miloš Repický, piano

 

Rodgers and Hammerstein: If I Loved You from “Carousel”

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Joseph Tancredi, tenor

Ting Ting Wong, piano

 

Lerner and Loewe: If Ever I Would Leave You from “Camelot”

Eric Owens, bass-baritone and Ting Ting Wong, piano

 

Bizet: Au fond du temple saint from “Les pêcheurs de perles”

Joseph Tancredi, tenor and Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Ting Ting Wong, piano

 

R. Strauss: Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren from “Der Rosenkavalier”

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano

Miloš Repický, piano

 

Verdi: Un di, se ben rammentami … Bella figlia dell’amore
Quartet from “Rigoletto” (1813-1901)

Sarah Fleiss, soprano and Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Tancredi, tenor and Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Miloš Repický and Ting Ting Wong, pianos

 


We were thrilled to host the Takács Quartet in October!

The Takács Quartet in Concert  –  October 23, 2022 | 3pm  –  Comstock Hall, U of L School of Music

 

Program included:

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Quartet*

Benjamin Britten, Quartet No. 1*

Antonin Dvořák, Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

* indicates a first presentation for the Society

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Photos by Arthur Ferrier.

Performers:

The Takács Quartet (www.takacsquartet.com)

Edward Dusinberre, first violin

Harumi Rhodes, second violin

Richard O’Neill, viola

András Fejér, cello

 


And still ahead in our 2022/23 Season…

Dover Quartet — Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dover Quartet Delivered

Image by Jesse Holland.

One of the most sought after quartets in the world, the Dover Quartet returns by popular demand to close our our 22-23 season!

Program:

William Grant Still, Lyric Quartette

Bartók, Quartet No. 4

Schubert, Quartet in A Minor, D. 804 “Rosamunde”

 

Performers:

Joel Link, Violin

Bryan Lee, Violin

Hezekiah Leung, Viola

Camden Shaw, Cello

 

In addition to its faculty role as the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Dover Quartet holds residencies with the Kennedy Center, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Artosphere, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

Website: http://www.doverquartet.com

 

All single tickets are General Admission Seating.

Pre-Concert Presentation Begins at 2pm in a classroom adjacent to the hall.

 


THE MACAULEY COMPETITION

More information coming soon about the 2023 Macauley Competition!

Macauley Pic BannerEvery March the Macauley Chamber Music Competition is organized and sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville to cultivate young musicians’ interest in performing and appreciating chamber music. The competition is always open for public viewing.

 

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