`It has been 9 Novembers since Vicki Kellogg and Michael Finn launched the Chamber Music Society of Palm Seashore to the area’s live performance scene with an look by the Montenegrin guitarist Milos Karadaglic at Mar-a-Lago.
Now the society, beneath the administration of Ahmad Hayes and the creative course of the French violinist Arnaud Sussmann, embarks on its tenth season subsequent month with a live performance by the Spanish clarinetist José Franch-Ballester, accompanied by an all-star string quartet. However the society has already been busy: In September, it launched the Boscobel Chamber Music Pageant in Garrison, New York.
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The live performance that includes Franch-Ballester, who will play the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms at 7 pm Nov. 17 on the Norton Museum of Artwork in West Palm Seashore, is the primary of seven within the society’s season. 5 of the live shows will likely be on the Norton, and the opposite two will likely be at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea and the Kravis Middle’s Rinker Playhouse.
Accompanying Franch-Ballester will likely be violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Stella Chen, Sussmann on viola, and cellist David Requiro. The clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms are the chief works in that kind within the canon, and are a staple repertoire for classical clarinetists.
Subsequent up is the SPA Trio — soprano Susanna Phillips, violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, all eminent performers. Phillips will sing songs by Rachmaninov, Gounod and Schumann, in addition to folksongs from Italy and the British Isles, in a program known as “Songs from the Salon.” The trio will carry out at 7 pm Dec. 7 on the Norton.
Sussmann will lead a tenth anniversary celebration the next month when he welcomes violinists James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz-Moretti and Grace Park, violists Neubauer and Brian Chen, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and bassist Blake Hinson to the Norton for 2 string octets: One by Felix Mendelssohn , essentially the most well-known such work, and a lesser-known one by the German Romantic composer Max Bruch. The live performance is ready for 7 pm Jan. 10.
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One thing uncommon is scheduled for February, with the duo of violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan, who’ve gained a following for his or her severe crossover chops (living proof: A canopy of The Animals’ “Home of the Rising Solar”). The pair will current a program known as “Bridge: Ravel to the Beatles.” Yang and Dugan will likely be on the Norton at 7 pm Feb. 15.
Vocal music of the Baroque is within the highlight on March 9 at Bethesda when soprano Joélle Harvey sings the “Marriage ceremony” Cantata of JS Bach and “Silete venti,” a motet by George Frideric Handel. Harvey will likely be accompanied by a small chamber ensemble consisting of violinists Tessa Lark, Chad Hoopes and Sussmann, cellist Efe Baltacigil, oboist James Austin Smith and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss. The live performance is ready for 7 pm
In late March, two piano trios by the Schumanns — Robert and Clara — will likely be performed by violinist Sussmann, cellist Oliver Herbert and pianist Alessio Bax. Robert Schumann’s music has been a repertory for the reason that mid-Nineteenth century, however solely in recent times have performers turned to music by his spouse Clara, one of many biggest pianists of the Romantic period. This system, set for 7 pm March 30 on the Norton, options Clara’s Piano Trio in G minor and Robert’s Piano Trio No. 1.
The society’s season closes April 21 on the Rinker Playhouse with the Jerusalem Quartet, a celebrated Israeli foursome. The quartet has scheduled the String Quartet No. 4 of Mendelssohn, the String Quartet No. 1 of Tchaikovsky, and the string quartet motion “Langsamer Satz,” by the Austrian composer Anton Webern, a piece written earlier than he adopted his 12-tone type . The music begins at 7 pm
“With the tenth anniversary season, we undoubtedly intend to replicate on how far we have come since our founding,” Mayes stated in a ready assertion. “However the season is much more so in regards to the future and the place we wish to be in one other 10 years. We’re taking a look at 2022/23 as a springboard for progress, with plans to achieve extra audiences, improve our affect on college students, and join with extra communities in Palm Seashore and the encompassing space.”
A membership for the complete season is $1,750, and features a $700 tax deduction, valet parking and a pre-concert reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. Particular person tickets are $75 apiece, and will be had for the primary six live shows by visiting cmspb.org or calling 561-379-6773. The finale live performance on April 21 will likely be ticketed by way of the Kravis Middle; a sale date will likely be introduced later.