2019-20 season touring projects  


TOUR 1 – New World Spirit  (13 musicians:  Kristin Lee, Chad Hoopes, Angelo Yu, Danbi Um, violin; Paul Neubauer, Matthew Lipman, viola; David Finckel, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Anthony Manzo, bass; Ransom Wilson, flute; David Shifrin, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Gloria Chien, piano)
Available:  October 5-13, 2019
Program Description​


Harry Burleigh (his singing of spirituals inspired Dvorak):  Southland Sketches (1916)

Dvorak: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello in E-flat major, Op. 97


Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble



TOUR 2 – French Enchantment 
(4 musicians:  Wu Han, piano; Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello)

Available:   Jan 11 – 24, 2020
Program Description​


Saint-Saens: Trio No. 1 in F major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 18

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello


Faure: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15



TOUR 3 – Piano and Winds  
(6 musicians:  Tara Helen O’Connor fl; Stephen Taylor ob; Sebastian Manz, cl; Peter Kolkay, bsn; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Michael Brown, piano)

Available:  Feb 15 – 23, 2020
Program Description​


Reicha: Quintet for Winds in D major, Op. 91, No. 3  (1935)

Barber: Summer Music for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn, Op. 31 (1955)

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn (1953)


Mozart: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano in E-flat major, K. 452 (1784)

Francaix: L'heure de berger (1947)



TOUR 4 – Young Masters 
(6 musicians:  Gilles Vonsattel piano; Arnaud Sussmann & Alexi Kenney, violins; Yura Lee & Richard O’Neill violas; David Requiro, cello)

Available:  March 21-April 1, 2020
Program Description​


Mozart: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello in G minor, K. 478 (1785)

Mendelssohn: Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello No. 1 in A major, Op. 18 (1826)


Strauss: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello in C minor, Op. 13 (1883-84)



Narrative program descriptions


Tour 1 - New World Spirit (October, 2019)

This concert celebrates the intrepid American spirit by featuring two pairs of composers that shaped the course of American music. Harry T. Burleigh was a star student of Dvořák at the National Conservatory in New York. A talented composer and singer, he exposed the Czech composer to American spirituals and was in turn encouraged by Dvořák to perform his native African-American folk music. Two generations later, Copland and Bernstein conceived a clean, clear American sound that conveys the wonder and awe of open spaces and endless possibilities.


Tour 2 - French Enchantment (January, 2020)

Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons. In between, the Ravel sonata, written soon after World War I, uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.


Tour 3 - Piano and Winds (February, 2020)

This program combines six distinctive instruments with composers from five different countries to create an evening that’s as surprising as it is captivating. The Mozart Quintet for Winds and Piano, K. 452, is the distinguished ancestor to the other works, a naturally tuneful, unceasingly beautiful masterwork from the busiest days of his career in Vienna. The other four works, all written in the middle of the 20th century during the heyday of wind composition, show the full range of color and mood that an imaginative composer can create with this brilliant sound palette.


Tour 4 -Young Masters (March, 2020)

Some of the most famous composers started out as astonishingly talented youths. Such is the case for Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Strauss, who were precocious performers as children and were writing fully mature compositions by their early 20s. Their three stunningly dramatic masterpieces, each written before its composer turned 30, show the impressive writing of which these young geniuses were capable.


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