2021 - 2022: Past Concerts
Chamber Music Corvallis' 62nd Season
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,
Arcis Saxophone Quartet
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.
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, among others.
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
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!