2021 - 2022: Past Concerts
Christmas Program: A Glorious Light
December 17th, 2021
Founded in 1980 to play the entertainment music
of Shakespeare’s time, the lively sextet, with their
viols, lutes, cittern, flutes, bagpipe, gemshorn, rebec,
and recorders, continues their annual celebration of
Christmas with old favorites from the British Isles,
France, Germany, Spain, and Appalachia. This special
program features the Consort’s great singer, Danielle
“A serene and beautiful way to
spend a Sunday afternoon.” -- The New York Times
“True to form, the rambunctious sextet from Baltimore
found material for a Christmas program that was
unfamiliar, imbued with the common touch and
full of delightful surprises” -- The Washington Post,
Music for Flutes, Violin, Guitar, and Cello
February 18th, 2022
One of the most exciting groups on Chicago’s musical
scene, FANDANGO! is a toe-tappingly spicy mix of
Latin, Spanish, and classical sounds founded by four
multi-award-winning, globe-trotting virtuosi who hail
from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK,
and who have played, separately and together, on the
world’s most prestigious stages. FANDANGO! made
its Washington DC début on the illustrious Dumbarton
Oaks series, has appeared at Roosevelt University’s
Ganz Hall in Chicago, the Bermuda International
Festival, and has toured nearly every region of the
USA. Their diverse program features works and
arrangements for this unique ensemble of flute, violin,
guitar, and cello, from the traditional “classical”
sounds of Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph Haydn to
Spanish and South American inspired tunes by
Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla, and Ástor Piazzolla,
March 4th, 2022
Munich’s Arcis Saxophone Quartet possesses a charismatic and authentic stage presence that sets audiences aflame with their spark-throwing enthusiasm and burning passion for this rare form of chamber music. In their highly professional, exact interpretations, they explore the relationship between individual expressivity and artistic collaboration, captivating listeners with their joy for playing and emotional depth. This eagerness to communicate, along with their acute perception of one another, allows virtually “una voce” articulation. The resulting effect is far-reaching both sonically and musically, with the saxophone’s entire spectrum of colour coming brilliantly to light. In American Dreams, the
Arcis Saxophone Quartet takes the audience on a journey through a broad musical exhibition of the American way of life: endless prairie landscapes; the exciting pulse of the city that never sleeps; the swinging life of the Southern states; stories full of dreams, hopes, and love.
Clarinet & Piano
April 22nd, 2022
Kim-Choi Duo is a husband-wife duo that plays the full range of classical and modern repertoires. Showcasing their impeccable ensemble and critically acclaimed artistry, they have performed throughout the USA, Europe, and South Korea. Together, they released the well-received CD, François Devienne: Clarinet Sonatas (NAXOS). Kim-Choi Duo actively commissions new works for clarinet and piano, and they are set to publish additional CDs featuring new music.
Latin American Classics
May 13th, 2022
May 13th, 2022
Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s most renowned classical music ensembles and has been the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet for more than thirty years. Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan and New Zealand. They have premiered more than a hundred works written for them and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. The program features string quartets inspired by traditional Latin American dances by composers from Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, including Silvestre Revuelta, Astor Piazzolla, and Héitor Villa-Lobos. Please invite friends and family to this exciting and free final concert of the season!
2022 - 2023
A couple of notes from CMC:
CMC's had some exciting changes to the board - click here to read about Amy Rossman - CMC's new Chair of the Board, and Kimary Fick - CMC's new Artistic Director!
Please click here to read a retirement message from Robert Verhoogen, CMC's Chair Emeritus and former Artistic Director
Our 62nd Season
2021 - 2022 Concert Series
As you all know, this has been a very challenging year. For CMC, the 61st and 62nd seasons have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Across the country many venues and organizations have had to put a hold on live music events - and we are no different. For the safety and security of our performers and patrons, we have had to postpone our live performances for the remainder of the 61st season, as well as postpone scheduling any new concerts for the 62nd season. Because we have been unable to sell tickets, we have had to rely on donations to fund our organization's operations and our visiting artists as we plan ahead with the hope of resuming our platform when it is safe to do so.
CMC will forge ahead through these challenges, but your donations are critical at this moment to ensure we can stay funded and work to bring classical music back to our community post-pandemic. We ask for your support, and for your patience as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
We have tentative dates scheduled for our postponed concerts of last season. As we continue assessing the future scheduling of concerts, notifications will be made on this website, as well as our emailing list. We thank you for your continued support of Chamber Music Corvallis! -- CMC Board
Chamber Music Corvallis' Statement of Inclusivity
Here at CMC, we believe in equality, respect for others, and creating a safe space for all to enjoy classical music. We believe the inclusion of people from all backgrounds makes us a stronger community. Our top priority is to bring high quality chamber music to everyone in the local and surrounding area of Corvallis. While we understand that historically, classical music has been an exclusive culture, we believe in making classical music more accessible and enjoyable for all. We look forward to continuing to create this community with you!
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