Experience Musical Excellence at the JCCGW
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|
Sunday, October 11th
“a riveting performance” (Washington Post)
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”|
Sunday, November 1st
“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|
Sunday, December 6th
“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|
Sunday, March 13th
“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|
Sunday, April 10th
“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|
|BRAHMS||Six Pieces, Op. 118|
|SCHUBERT||Impromptu in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3|
Sunday, May 1st
“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|