Concerts

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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
Trio Solisti & Richard O’Neill, Piano Trio + Viola Sunday, December 6th
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)

ZuillBaileyMazzucco07HeadshotThe 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.

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

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

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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Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner, Violin + Piano

Sunday, March 13th
7:30 p.m.

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

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.

“a daringly forceful interpretation”  (New York Times)

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.

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

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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