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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

The partnership of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Drew University is happy to bring seasonal concerts to the Concert Hall. CMS has been a residency partner with Drew since the 2006-2007 season with the help and friendship of co-Artistic Directors, Wu Han and David Finckel.

Click here to read about how the CMS residency at Drew came to be.

2017-2018 Season

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8PM

Pre-concert conversation with CMS artists at 7:15 PM 

Essential String Trios

Three of the foremost string players on the CMS roster — violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer and CMS Co-Artistic Director, cellist David Finckel — show-case extraordinary works for string trio, a genre considered by connoisseurs even more demanding for performers than the string quartet.

ARNAUD SUSSMAN, violin
PAUL NEUBAUER, viola
DAVID FINCKEL, cello, special profile

Beethoven Trio in G major for violin, viola, and cello, Op. 9, No. 1

Penderecki Trio for violin, viola, and cello

Mozart Divertimento in E-flat major for violin, viola, and cello, K. 563

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Saturday, March 24, 2018, 3PM

Pre-concert conversation with CMS artists at 2:15 PM 

Schubert & Beethoven

Beethoven and Schubert’s friend, violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh, became the acknowledged father of the chamber music series when he programmed, presented and performed 108 concerts in Vienna between 1823 and 1828! Join us for a special evening of one of those Schuppanzigh programs, which was originall performed on March 14, 1824.

EDGAR MEYER, double bass
DAVID SHIFRIN, clarinet
BRAM VAN SAMBEEK, bassoon
RADOVAN VLATKOVIĆ, horn
ESCHER STRING QUARTET:

ADAM BARNETT-HART, violin
AARON BOYD, violin
PIERRE LAPOINTE, viola
BROOK SPELTZ, cello

Schubert Quartet in A minor for Strings, D. 804, Op. 29, No. 1, “Rosamunde”
Beethoven Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20

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Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8PM

Pre-concert conversation with CMS artists at 7:15 PM 

Classical Evolution

This sublime program strings together three seminal chamber works. Together, they provide an illuminating snapshot of the evolution of classicism in music by three of its greatest German exponents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber and Johannes Brahms.

GILLES VONSATTEL, piano
IDA KAVAFIAN, violin
ERIN KEEFE, violin
YURA LEE, viola
NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, cello
TOMMASO LONQUICH, clarinet

Mozart Trio in E-flat major for clarinet, viola, and piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
Weber Quintet in B-flat major for clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello, Op. 34
Brahms Quintet in F minor for piano, two violins, viola, and cello, Op. 34
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