2023-2024 Season

Viano String Quartet – Sunday, October 22, 3:00 pm, Bombyx Center

First prize winner at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Viano will be this season’s entry in the category of “I can’t believe how young and great these quartets are today.” Their program, “Memoirs,” consists of brief works by Schubert, Florence Price, Krzysztof Penderecki and Dvořák, followed by Smetana’s Quartet No. 1, “From My Life.”

Borromeo String Quartet – Sunday, November 12, 3:00 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall

Old friends from Boston, still one of America’s most consistently probing and interesting chamber ensembles. Bach from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga’s “Remember,” Bartók’s Quartet No. 6, and the Beethoven Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Merz Trio – Sunday, February 4, 3:00 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall

Multiple prize-winners, innovative programmers, damned good. Their program, “Night Songs,” consists of brief works by Hildegard of Bingen, Alma Mahler, Thelonious Monk and others, as well as Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80 and Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8. 

Itamar Zorman, violin & Ieva Jokūbavičiūte, piano – Saturday, February 24, 7:30 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall

Concert Playbill
Itamar Zorman is the winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition and a recipient of the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Award and the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant – and as you may recall, violinist of the Lysander Trio whom we presented last season. Franz Schubert: Sonata for violin and piano in A major, D. 574. Sofia Gubaidulina – Dancer on a tightrope. Grażyna Bacewicz: Slavonic Dance, Witraż (Stained-Glass Window), Oberek No. 1. César Franck – Sonata in A Major for violin and piano. 

Espressivo! Piano Quartet – Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall

Concert Playbill
Anna Polonsky, piano, Jaime Laredo, violin, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, Sharon Robinson, cello. Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493, Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 1, Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25.

Junction Trio – Sunday, April 21, 4:00 pm, Bombyx Center

Concert Playbill
Three extremely talented soloists who also make superb chamber music on the side. We’ve been trying to present these guys since about 2019. John Zorn: Philosophical Investigations. Charles Ives: Piano Trio. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke.”