2012-2013 Season

Chatham Baroque

September 29 - 30, 2012

“Chatham Baroque rocks, dude.” - San Antonio Express-News

One of America’s most popular and virtuosic early music ensembles, Chatham Baroque enthralls audiences with dazzling technique and inspiring artistry. The five musicians perform with baroque violin, viola da gamba, theorbo, baroque guitar, and percussion.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, September 29, 2012
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
“Mediterranean Odyssey”
Music from Italy by Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi
French dances by Jean-Fery Rebel and Jean-Baptiste Lully
Chatham Baroque’s own arrangements of popular dances from Spain and Latin America

 

Sunday,  September 30, 2012
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
“Fresh Ayre”
A musical portrait of London at the turn of the 18th century with works by George Frederic Handel, Henry Purcell, John Playford, and Nicola Matteis

Tokyo String Quartet

October 20 - 21, 2012

“There are hundreds of fine string quartets in the world, but the Tokyo is the cream!” - Bristol Evening Post

A supreme chamber ensemble performing on the renowned “Paganini Quartet” of Stradivari’s instruments, the Tokyo String Quartet has captivated audiences and critics for 42 years. This season is their final tour with the two remaining Japanese founding members.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, October 20, 2012
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Kodály: Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
Haydn: Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider”
Bartók: Quartet No. 4, Sz. 9
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2

Zodiac Trio

November 17 - 18, 2012

“… awe-inspiring …” - NYC.com

Trained in New York and Paris, these talented and passionate young musicians represent the best of an international generation, performing to great acclaim on three continents. Their engaging programs feature great music from classical to contemporary masters.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, November 17, 2012
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498
Bruch: Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano
Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

 

Sunday, November 18, 2012
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
Paul Schoenfield: Trio
Darius Milhaud: Suite from Voyageur Sans Baggage
Marcus Paus: Trio (composed for Zodiac Trio)
Ned Rorem: End of Summer
Bela Bartok: Contrasts

Tesla Quartet

February 16 - 17, 2013

“… an exciting young ensemble with a bright future …” — Edward Dusinberre, Takacs Quartet

The Tesla Quartet is a rising star among young American string quartets. Formed at Juilliard and mentored by the renowned Takacs Quartet, they play with great energy, insight, and imagination. Grammy-nominated composer Carter Pann will join the quartet in an extended residency for community and educational outreach in Tulsa. Chamber Music Tulsa is proud to host the Tesla Quartet and composer Carter Pann in a week-long residency we’re calling Love Letters from Tesla.  This new program includes 13 community performances in addition to our regular concerts.  From schools to hospitals to the Downtown Public Library, you can read the full performance schedule here.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, February 16, 2013
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Schubert: String Quartet  No. 10 in E-flat Major, D. 87
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture with special guest composer Carter Pann
Mozart Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” quartet
Carter Pann: “Love Letters”
Webern: Six Bagatelles, Op. 9
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Quartetto di Cremona

March 16 - 17, 2013

“… as sleek and elegant as an Armani suit”  - Strad Magazine

Artists-in-residence in Milan and at the Academy Santa Cecilia in Rome, Quartetto di Cremona enjoys an international reputation for artistic and thoughtful interpretations of repertoire from classical to contemporary. For their first US tour, this exciting quartet performs rarely heard gems from great Italian composers.

Saturday Salon Concert, March 16, 2013
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Respighi: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major
Beethoven: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

 

Sunday, March 17, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
All Italian Program
Boccherini: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 32, No. 4
Verdi: String Quartet in E minor
Puccini: “Chrysanthemums” Elegy for String Quartet
Cherubini: String Quartet in D minor

Gryphon Trio

April 13 - 14, 2013

“… one of the best ensembles in the world …” - The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Canada’s Gryphon Trio is one of the world’s preeminent piano trios known for highly refined and dynamic performances.  In concerts with varied repertoire and styles, traditional formats, and modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, April 13, 2013
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion
Mozart: Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Preconcert Lecture
Haydn: Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
Dvorak: Piano Trio in E minor, “Dumky”
Oesterle: Centennials 2012
Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67