Night of the Tsars: Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov. Photo Serge Taran
70th Season – 2014-2015
Monday, October 6, 2014, 8:00PM | at Caruth AuditoriumTakács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.“The Takács might play this repertoire better than any quartet of the past or present.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:00PM | at Caruth AuditoriumCellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han make as fine a piano trio as the world knows. Given their résumés, this is no surprise. Finckel spent more than thirty years with the famed Emerson String Quartet. Setzer is a founding and continuing member of the Emerson Quartet. Han has an outstanding career as an orchestral soloist and chamber player, as well as a close recording and touring relationship with Finckel. So, it will be no surprise either that we are bringing this trio back for a third performance.
|Music of the Spheres Society
Monday, February 9, 2015, 8:00PM | at Caruth AuditoriumStephanie Chase, acclaimed as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse News), clarinetist Jon Manasse, among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, and brilliant pianist Jon Nakamatsu will come together for an evening with the Music of the Spheres.“Music of the Spheres is dedicated to exploring the links between music, philosophy, and the sciences.” – The New Yorker
Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:00PM | at Caruth AuditoriumThe Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends celebrated in 2013 ten years of playing together and has already become of the world’s top string quartets.
“One of today’s best quartets in the world…Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level” Harald Eggbrecht in Süddeutsche Zeitung