Our 61st Season
International, World-class Chamber music
Coming This Season
Friday, October 11, 2019
Fun, Mockery and Schadenfreude: J. Strauss, Ligeti, Poulenc, Beethoven, and R. Strauss
Between them, the six musicians hold passports from Romania, Germany, Slovenia, England, the United States, and Turkey. Each nationality brings an inherently different way to approach music, and Berlin Counterpoint (wind/piano sextet) takes all these influences to develop a style all its own, representative of the modern, energetic, and creative Berlin where they met. Their sparkling sound, homogeneous virtuosity, and adventurous yet thoughtful interpretations are very much owed to this meeting of different cultural and musical backgrounds… Berlin Counterpoints carefully curated and thoughtful repertoire spans from the Baroque era to contemporary music, including traditional works for wind quintet and piano, as well as members’ own arrangements and new works commissioned from young composers. The group performs in varying configurations – from duo to sextet – and is open to collaborations with guest artists. - Ariel Artists
About Berlin Counterpoint
Friday, November 1, 2019
Featured Repertoire: Macchine - Science and Music at the Time of Leonardo da Vinci: 17 - piece Program
Per their website, Lucidarium specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages back to life in an entertaining, engaging way designed for a 21st century public. This unique combination of cutting-edge research and high energy, spontaneous performance-style has earned them kudos from the international press: “… in Ensemble Lucidarium’s interpretation, the music did not seem at all ‘historical:’ relaxed and lustfully played, it seemed as freesias on the first day.” (BLZ Basel) … “The whole group works like a perfectly-oiled machine, where everyone knows exactly what to do, changing improvisational style from piece to piece with an expertise that left the public astounded and delighted.” (Messaggero Veneto)
About the Ensemble Lucidarium
MOBIUS GUITAR TRIO
Friday, Ferbuary 21st, 2020
Featured Repertoire: Guitaristic Genre Omnipresence: Ravel, Rodrigo, Nance, Villalata, Gutierez-Bolio, Assad
Described by the Brazilian guitar legend as "the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today," Mobius Trio's mission is to use the most popular, ubiquitous instrument in the world -- the guitar -- to create a new lexicon of music... The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned, and they commission some of the music world's most interesting composers. They seek to expand the guitar ensemble's repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through "contemporary art music," whatever that means. Mobious Trio has commissioned over three dozen composers in their first six years of existence, and that pace isn't slowing. - Ariel Artists
About the Mobius Guitar Trio
ARCIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Friday, March 20th, 2020
Featured Repertoire: American Dreams - Quartet Version: Reich, Dvorák, Bernstein, Barber, Gershwin
“The Arcis Saxophon Quartet . . . made clear very quickly, that saxophones can take over the part which one is used to hearing by a string quartet . . . The quartet was bubbling over with joy in their playing and created an immense intensity, adapted their playing perfectly to the style of the piece, while staying very homogeneous in their sound.” - Goslarsche Zeitung … “No audience should ever miss out on this young ensemble with such joy in their playing—with perfect instrumental skills: If you heard them once, you will come back . . . A wild explosion of rhythm and colors . . . Their gripping musicality is what makes them outstanding and unique.” - tz München
About the Arcis Saxophone Quartet
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
European romanticism gets a Latin twist with Cuarteto Latinoamericano in a program called Mexican Romantic Quartets. These elegant pieces, many of which have never been heard outside of Mexico, showcase all the lush sounds of the late romantics with a special passion that only comes from South of the border. - General Arts Touring. “Cuarteto Latinoamericano's members are three Bitran brothers: violinists Saul and Aron and cellist Alvaro, with violist Javier Montiel. They have recorded more than 80 CDs, including nearly the entire Latin American repertoire for string quartet… They have premiered over a hundred works written for them, and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre.” - Cuarteto Latinoamericano
About the Cuarteto Latinoamericano
DELPHI PIANO TRIO
Friday, May 8th, 2020
Featured Repertoire: Before the Storm: Cowell, Ravel, Beethoven "Archduke"
“The energy was contagious and the way in which each performer communicated with the others was a veritable lesson in ensemble playing . . . Throughout the evening these three expressive musicians, who first got together as students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, performed with confidence, precision and a masterful ability to capture the subtle expressions in a wide variety of music.” - Peninsula Reviews … “. . . Delphi captured those evocative qualities that one would associate with the best of lyric poetry.” - San Francisco Examiner
About the Delphi Piano Trio
2019 - 2020 Concert Series
Our 61st Season features an international series, with two ensembles from Germany, one from Milan/ Geneva, one from Mexico City, and two from San Francisco. The two German ensembles are the Berlin Counterpoint sextet (wind quintet plus piano) in October and the Arcis Saxophone Quartet in March. The Italian Ensemble Lucidarium, which specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages, will be bringing seven musicians performing on very early period instruments to Corvallis in early November.
We are fortunately able to offer a free bonus concert, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, in April 2020. The 2020 year begins in February with the Mobious Guitar Trio from San Francisco; "...we have only just begun to explore the full capabilities of the instrument, and this program seeks to display the breadth of what the classical guitar can do, so far." The final concert in early May, will feature the Delphi Piano Trio, also from San Francisco. We have chosen to introduce our audience to ensembles that have not previously performed here and to present an assortment of different instrument configurations.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy our 61st Season!
-Robert Verhoogen, Chair, CMC Board
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