Sarasota Concert Association presents

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

With Wu Han, piano, David Hope, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and David Finckel, cello

Thursday, January 24, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

CMS artistic directors, Wu Han and David Finckel, rank among the most dynamic and influential forces in classical music today.

 

“One of the world’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles.”

—Star Tribune

 

(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association’s 2019 Great Performers Series season continues Thursday, January 24, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS). Under the artistic direction of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, CMS is renowned as one of the world’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles. The group’s program includes Brahms’ Quartet No. 3 in C Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 60, Suk’s Quartet in A Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1, and Dvořák’s Quartet in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 87. Individual tickets are $30 to $75. Subscriptions for two, three, four and concerts are also available. Tickets and information for the Great Performers Series are available by calling 941-225-6500 or online at www.scasarasota.org.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, CMS draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. The ensemble presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational and international selection of nearly 100 expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Its annual activities include a full season of concerts and events, national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live from Lincoln Center, a radio show broadcast internationally, and regular appearances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. The quartet is comprised of Wu Han, piano, David Hope, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and David Finckel, cello.

Currently in their 14th year as artistic directors of CMS, Wu Han and David Finckel, rank among the most dynamic and influential forces in classical music today. Their performances inspire audiences around the world and have earned universal critical acclaim. Their thrilling virtuosity and insightful musicianship are matched by their artistic versality, which finds them equally at home as recitalists, chamber musicians, and orchestral soloists. In 2011, Finckel and Han were named artistic directors of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival held in Seoul, South Korea, and since 2013, they have led the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School. In these capacities, as well as through a multitude of other educational initiatives, they have achieved universal renown for their passionate commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists.

Sarasota Concert Association celebrates its 74th season with a roster of world-renowned classical artists and ensembles. Its 2019 Great Performers Series season continues with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with mezzo-soprano, Isabel Leonard (February 11); Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Jeremy Denk, piano (February 21); the Pavel Haas Quartet (March 15); and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with Fabio Bidini, piano (April 3). Five of the concerts are at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and one concert is at Riverview Performing Arts Center. For more information and to purchase season subscriptions and individual tickets, visit www.scasarasota.org.

 

About the Sarasota Concert Association

The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters greater appreciation for world-class classical music by offering the community two engaging programs from December to April. The Great Performers Series, in its 74th season, brings world-renowned orchestras and chamber groups to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Riverview Performing Arts Center. The Music Matinee Series features outstanding regional artists in free community concerts in David Cohen Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, and other venues. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.