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Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

The JCCGW presents its 44th season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2015-2016 concert series that will delight and inspire. Join us for magnificent chamber music favorites by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Dvorak. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts’ intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

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Ying Quartet & Zuill Bailey, String Quartet + Cello Sunday, October 11th
Vladimir Feltsman, Piano Sunday, November 1st
USAF Brass Quintet Thursday, November 12th
Trio Solisti & Richard O’Neill, Piano Trio + Viola Sunday, December 6th
Peter and the Wolf Monday, January 18th
Ariel Horowitz, Violin Recital Sunday, January 24th
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner, Violin + Piano Sunday, March 13th
Orli Shaham, Piano Sunday, April 10th
Claremont Trio, Piano Trio Sunday, May 1st

a riveting performance” (Washington Post)

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The Ying Quartet occupies a position of prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music.  They will be joined by Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, to perform transcriptions of well-known works.

HAYDN Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto , Op. 129
BEETHOVEN Sonata for String Quintet, “Kreutzer”

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Vladimir Feltsman, Piano

Sunday, November 1st
7:30 p.m.

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“quite simply an amazing pianist!” (New York Times)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Virtuoso pianist Vladimir Feltsman was banned from performing in his native Russia for eight years after he tried defecting in 1979, but he has made up for this long period of silence since immigrating to the United States three decades ago.

SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Scenes from Childhood)
SCHUMANN Faschingsswank aus Wien, Op. 26 (Carnival Scenes from Vienna)
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

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USAF Brass Quintet

Thursday, November 12th
8:15 p.m.

Special Veterans Day Program

The United States Air Force Brass Quintet is the Air Force’s premier brass ensemble comprised of members of the USAF Band Concert Band; this organization performs a wide variety of music ranging from traditional brass quintet literature, transcriptions and new music as well as, light classics, patriotic and popular favorites. This concert will feature a tribute to Veteran’s and celebrate America with patriotic selections.

Free admission, ticket required.

Light Refreshments Available

 “the most exciting piano trio in America” (New Yorker)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

The critically acclaimed Trio Solisti has forged a stellar reputation with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and penetrating musical insight.  They will be joined by violist Richard O’Neill, two-time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient.

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11
BRAHMS Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

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Peter and the Wolf

Monday, January 18th
11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

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Family Concert

Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of boy versus wolf comes roaring to life with the New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) and a vaudeville-inspired one-man performance by actor Michael Boudewyns from Really Inventive Stuff theater ensemble. Recommended for ages 2 to 102.

Time Approximately 75 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

For further information please email Janet Getz or call 301.348.3779.

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Ariel Horowitz, Violin Recital

Sunday, January 24th
3 p.m.

Special Concert Event

“sweetly lyrical” (Washington Post)

19 year old violinist Ariel Horowitz, a DC native and currently a student of Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School, has been taking the music world by storm!

MOZART Sonata in B Flat Major, K. 454
BRAHMS Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
DVORAK Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
CHAUSSON Poème, Op. 25
WIENIAWSKI Polonaise Brillante in A Major, Op. 21

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 “the collaboration was nothing short of brilliant”  (Independent)

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With their Bridge to Beethoven project, dynamic violinist Jennifer Koh and virtuoso pianist Shai Wosner continue their recent partnership, exploring the impact and significance Beethoven has had on contemporary composers, not only as a cornerstone of classical music but as a universal, culture-crossing source of inspiration.

BEETHOVEN Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 12, No.3
CHEUNG New work in conversation with Beethoven Op. 96
BEETHOVEN Sonata in G Major, Op. 96

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Orli Shaham, Piano

Sunday, April 10th
7:30 p.m.

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“a daringly forceful interpretation”  (New York Times)

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A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists, hailed by critics on four continents.

BACH Partita in B-Flat Major, BWV. 825
SCHOENBERG Six Little Pieces, Op. 19
BRAHMS Six Pieces, Op. 118
SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3
SCHUMANN Romanze in F-Sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 2
BRAHMS/DEAN Four Pieces, Op. 119 / Hommage a Brahms

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Claremont Trio, Piano Trio

Sunday, May 1st
7:30 p.m.

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“one of America’s finest young chamber groups” (Strad Magazine)

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The first winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremont Trio is sought after for their thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances.

HAYDN Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
DVORAK Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 99

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