LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Four-concert residency begins November 8 at MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
La Jolla Music Society begins this Season’s Revelle Chamber Music Series and a four-concert Winter Season Residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Friday, November 8 at 8 pm. As part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind with its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities.
The CMS residency at La Jolla Music Society will bring four distinctively curated programs by Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Their first program titled “Romantic Epicenter” features musicians Kristin Lee, Paul Neubauer, Juho Pohjonen, Arnaud Sussmann and David Finckel. Music’s Romantic Era reached its climax in the second half of the 19th century, and this program captures the rich textures and raw emotion of the period. Three pinnacle works – Dvořák’s resplendently glowing Terzetto, Schumann’s probing and lyrical piano trio, and Brahms’ stunning piano quintet – epitomize the era and its musical outpouring.
Dvořák: Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74 (1887)
Schumann: Piano Trio in F major, Op. 80 (1847)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (1862)
La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” – pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance, free to ticket-holders. Prelude for this performance will feature Benjamin Roe with his lecture “Romantic Epicenter: Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák ”
Tickets are $30-$80 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society ticket office, (858) 459-3728 or online.
The following three concerts in 2014 complete the four-concert residency:
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Saturday, February 8 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 22 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 26 | 8:00 pm
You may also want to read this article by Missy McTamney of the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in which she writes about music residencies, especially of an extended nature, as an excellent way of of engaging young artists to aspire to great musical achievements
About the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Arnaud Sussmann, Kristin Lee, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello; Juho Pohjonen, piano
A multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, the performing artists of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period.
Co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society, cellist David Finckel leads a multifaceted career as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. He appears extensively with duo partner pianist Wu Han and in a piano trio alongside Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer. Along with Wu Han, he is the founder and artistic director of Music@Menlo, Silicon Valley’s chamber music festival.
Violinist Kristin Lee enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. As a recitalist, she has performed at Ravinia, Steinway Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, the Louvre, the Kumho Art Gallery, and throughout northern Italy. She has made chamber music appearances at Music@Menlo, Sarasota, Festival Mozaic, and Festicamara de Medellin and she has performed concertos with orchestras throughout the US and abroad.
Violist Paul Neubauer’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing distinguishes him as one of his generation’s quintessential artists. This season he will premiere a viola concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony.
Juho Pohjonen has attracted great attention as one of Finland’s most intriguing and talented pianists. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Danish National, Malmö, Finnish Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Lahti Symphony, with which he toured Japan. His debut recording Plateaux features works by Scandinavian composer Pelle Gudmundsen- Holmgreen.
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Arnaud Sussmann is a multifaceted and compelling artist who has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Louvre Museum. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Stamford Symphony.
About La Jolla Music Society
“We bring the world to San Diego” – As one of Southern California’s leading presenters of world-class performing arts, La Jolla Music Society contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality year-round through a rich variety of presentations, including classical, jazz and contemporary music, and dance. During the 2013-14 Season, La Jolla Music Society will present The Boston Pops, Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and other high-quality artists both emerging and world-renowned.