56th Annual Chamber Arts Series

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56th Annual Chamber Arts Series



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Five Concerts in Rackham Auditorium and one in Hill Auditorium. The series will include the grand prize winner of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s M-Prize. The ensemble will be identified at the M-Prize finals on May 6, and a date for their UMS concert announced in late June. M-Prize is an international chamber arts competition for musicians under the age of 40. Past winners included the Calidore String Quartet and Russian Renaissance. Chamber Arts subscribers will be notified as soon as a date is determined for the winning ensemble’s UMS appearance.


Rackham Auditorium: ChamberArts-Rackham1819

Jerusalem Quartet
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello Saturday, October 6, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Jerusalem Quartet<br>Pinchas Zukerman, violin<br>Amanda Forsyth, cello

Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht was one of his earliest compositions, a keenly romantic work written in a burst of inspiration over three weeks in the summer of 1899 when he met the woman who would become his wife. Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence was his final chamber music work, a nod to his time in Italy, where he began the work. “As near to perfect as one can possibly find.” (BBC Music Magazine)



M-Prize Winner 2018 Aizuri Quartet
Friday, October 26, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
M-Prize Winner 2018
Aizuri Quartet<br>

A date for their UMS concert will be announced in late June. M-Prize is an international chamber arts competition for ensembles of up to eight musicians all under the age of 40. Chamber Arts subscribers will be notified as soon as a date is determined for the winning ensemble’s UMS appearance. Past M-Prize winners included the Calidore String Quartet and Russian Renaissance.



Danish String Quartet Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Danish String Quartet

New Yorker writer Alex Ross said it best about this group: “It was good to encounter the rampaging energy of the Danish Quartet…these shaggy-haired Danes, who look as though they could be manning some inscrutable boutique in deepest Brooklyn, seemed to sing, dance, strut, and glide their way through the music.” The group debuted at the 2002 Copenhagen Festival, and over the past 15 years have developed into “an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play.” (New York Times)



Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Friday, January 25, 2019 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The stellar ensemble of Daniel Hope, Paul Neubauer, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artistic directors Wu Han and David Finckel comes together for an evening of piano quartet classics. Between repertoire favorites of Brahms and Dvorák, the artists offer the warm-hearted piano quartet by the renowned Czech Romantic composer and violinist Josef Suk, a student of Dvorák who eventually became his beloved son-in-law.



Takács Quartet
Anthony McGill, clarinet Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:00PM   ·   More Info »
Takács Quartet<br>
Anthony McGill, clarinet

Now entering its 44th season, this perennial favorite is back after its six-concert exploration of the complete Beethoven quartets in the 2016-17 season. Joined by New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, the Takács Quartet performs Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet. Brahms had retired from composing when he wrote this piece in 1891, but enthusiastically took it up again when he heard Richard Mühlfeld, the clarinetist who premiered the work. Brahms subsequently composed several additional chamber pieces for clarinet, including a clarinet trio and two sonatas.



Pricing Details Chamber Arts  
A $243.00
B $213.00
C $177.00
D $117.00
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Hill Aud - GA: ChamberArts-Hill1819

In Plain Air
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>In Plain Air</em><br>
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

The group’s UMS debut features mechanical instruments that have had a place in music history: organ (in this case, Hill Auditorium’s Frieze Memorial Organ), harmonium, harpsichord, music boxes, carillons, and electronic instruments. In Plain Air is a composition in four movements for organ, ensemble, electronics, and customized instruments designed to bring the sonic properties of a large organ into a contemporary concert context, with ICE members providing sonic liaisons to the organ and its rich color combinations.



Pricing Details Chamber Arts  
G/A - A $33.00
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