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This season we celebrate not only this anniversary, but also the ever-evolving mosaic of meaning that chamber music has grown into. Over the last three centuries performers and composers of vastly different backgrounds have enriched this art form with their contributions and ensured its relevance to contemporary experience. When Haydn created his sublime and clever string quartets as a pastime for aristocracy, he didn’t know that same four instruments will be used by Shostakovich to capture the horrors of life under totalitarian dictatorship, and Schubert certainly didn’t anticipate his string quartets being successfully reimagined by four saxophones, because the instruments didn’t even exist during his lifetime. The current explosion of creativity in chamber music is exciting. It includes new combinations of instruments, it is infused with stylistic influences from all over the world and musicians today also pay homage to many unjustly overlooked composers from the past.We hope that you will join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and experience the richness and vitality of our beloved art form.

Arianna String Quartet

Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Whitaker Center

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3

Gabriela Lena Frank: Leyendas - An Andean Walkabout

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30

Sponsor: Lois Lehrman Grass

Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:30 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church

Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano; and Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano

Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Major (*Beethoven's arrangement of his Septet)

Sponsors: John and Annie Standley



Tempesta di Mare

7 musicians, plus tenor Jacob Perry and actors from Gamut Theatre reading poetry

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 7:30 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church

“English Orpheus”

A cabaret on the eternal themes of love, with songs and instrumental music

by Dowland, Blow, Purcell and Handel and poetry by Shakespeare

Sponsor: Estelle Hartranft



Stephen Hough, Piano

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church

Alan Rawsthorne: Bagatelles

Schumann: Kreisleriana

Hough: Partita

Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat; Two Nocturnes; and Scherzo No. 2


Sponsor: Hilary M. Simpson



40th Anniversary Concert

Stuart Malina & Ya-Ting Chang, PIano

Andreas Oeste, Oboe; Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Peter Sirotin & Dawn Wohn, Violins; Timothy Deighton, Viola; Fiona Thompson, Cello

Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church


Zev Malina: From Jack's Sketchbook: Six Vignettes for Piano Four-Hands (2021)

Robert Pound: "The Dance of Death" for Piano Trio (2002)

Jeremy Gill: Oboe Quartet (2020)

Avner Dorman: Guitar Quintet "How To Love" (2016)


In Memory of Dr. William Anderson



Stuart & Friends

Stuart Malina & Ya-Ting Chang, Piano 

Rebecca Myers, Dianna Grabowski, Christyan Seay, and Jonathan Hays, Vocalists

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Market Square Presbyterian Church

Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 and Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65 for Four Voices and Piano Four Hands

Schumann: Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66

Rachmaninoff: Six Morceaux for Piano Four Hands, Op. 11

Sponsors: Randolf H. & Virginia P. Aires and E. Nakamichi Foundation