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May 19, 2014

Chamber Music Society to welcome superstar musicians next season

Cliburn favorite Alessandro Deljavan, Dallas Symphony concertmaster Alexander Kerr among big names appearing in the concer series.

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth took the occasion of its season finale on Saturday to announce the new one for 2014-15.

Titled “Voices of the Golden Age,” the concerts will follow the model that Gary Levinson established in his first season as the organization’s artistic director; the performances will stay focused on chamber music and will welcome some musical superstars into the fold.

Besides Levinson, who will play on several of the concerts, the name most familiar to local audiences is that of Alessandro Deljavan, the only pianist to compete in both the 2009 and 2013 Cliburn competitions (he was a semifinalist and popular with fans at both). He will perform on the program Nov. 15.

Spanish guitarist and composer Jaume Torrent will perform on Feb. 21 in a unique concert that will feature his own Sonata in Two Movements for Violin and Guitar.

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and artistic director of the Bravo! Music Festival in Vail, Colo. will play in a concert called “Triple Threat” on March 21.

The final concert in the series, on April 18, will welcome Alexander Kerr, current concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a rare performance of two string sextets.

Out-of-town chamber music groups include the Amernet String Quartet, and a new piano trio with violinist Glenn Dicterow, cellist Robert deMaine, violist Karen Dreyfus and pianist Jeffrey Biegel.

Area artists, such as violist Susan DuBois and pianist Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, will also appear.

All but one performance will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Jan. 3 concert takes place a the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. The complete season includes the following concert dates, artists and repertoire:

Sept. 20: “The Unexpected Journey: Paris to Budapest” with Charles Stegeman (violin), Rachel Stegeman (violin), Amernet String Quartet and Daredjan Baya Kakouberi (piano) performing Moszkowski’s Duo for Two Violins; Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2, Fifths; and Chausson’s Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21.

Oct. 18: “French Romantics Plus” with Joseph Kalichstein (piano), Gary Levinson (violin), Richard Young (viola) and Ronald Leonard (cello) performing Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K.493; Beethoven’s Sonata No.4 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23; and Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.

Nov. 15: “Masters of Form and Color” with Alessandro Deljavan (piano), Gary Levinson (violin), Michael Klotz (viola) and Jason Calloway (cello) performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op. 100 and Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1; and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87.

Jan. 3: “Legends of Their Time” with Jeffrey Biegel (piano), Glenn Dicterow (violin), Karen Dreyfus (viola) and Robert deMaine (cello) performing Suk’s Elegie, Op. 23; Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; and Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1.

Feb. 21: “Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain” with Jaume Torrent (guitar), Joseph Gold (violin), Gary Levinson (violin), Susan DuBois (viola) and Claudio Bohorquez (cello) performing Torrent’s Sonata in Two Movements for Violin and Guitar; Paganini’s Terzetto Concertante for Guitar, Violin and Cello and Duetto Amoroso & Two Sonatas; and Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D Major, Fandango.

March 21: “Triple Threat” with Anne-Marie McDermott (piano), Tim Fain (violin) and Andres Diaz (cello) performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1; Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.

April 18: “A Pair of Sixes” with Alexander Kerr (violin), Felix Olschofka (violin), Michael Klotz (viola), Misha Galaganov (viola), Edward Arron (cello) and Dmitry Kouzov (cello) performing Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Brahms’ String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18.

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