The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth’s 2015-2016 concert season is titled “Unexpected Discoveries” and will feature performances of works by composers both well-known and rarely played.
Patrons will hear the likes of Ligeti programmed along with Shostakovich and Grieg, Penderecki with Schubert, Turina with Haydn, and works by newer composers such as Persian Behzad Ranjbaran and Russian Lera Auerbach.
“In the world of the working musician, any work they are preparing for performance, or even just re-learning is a study in discovery. But how is it for the listener? In programming this season, my aim was to pair the familiar with the yet undiscovered, while maintaining an equilibrium on each program,” violinist Gary Levinson, entering his third season as Chamber Music Society artistic director, says on the group’s website.
The season opens in October with the Berlin-based Atrium Quartet. In November, Fort Worth favorite and Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu will perform. Levinson will play in several of the concerts.
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The performances will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum.
Here’s a look at the complete season:
Oct. 3: “Poetry and Industry” — The Atrium String Quartet with Alexey Naumenko, violin; Anton Ilyunin, violin; Dmitry Pitulko, viola; Anna Gorelova, cello. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Nov. 14: “Jacks of Two Trades — Composers/Performers” with Jon Nakamatsu, piano, Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Carter Brey; cello; Nicolas Tsolainos, bass. At the Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum.
Jan. 30, 2016: “A Study in Contrasts” — The Montrose Piano Trio with Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Feb. 20: “Nationalism Beyond the Nation” — Gary Levinson, violin; Francesca dePasquale, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
March 19: “Mysteries of the East” — Demarre McGill, flute; Gary Levinson, violin; Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola; Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
April 16: “Roads Originating in Russia” — The Amelia Trio: Anthea Kreston, violin; Jason Duckles, cello; Andrew Armstrong, piano. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
May 14: “Mostly Schubert’s Last Year” — Inon Barnatan, piano; Baya Kakouberi, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Andrés Díaz, cello. At the Piano Pavilion Kimbell Art Museum.
All concerts will begin at 2 p.m. Saturdays with pre-concert “conversations” beginning at 1:15 p.m. Tickets, $7-$35, and subscriptions, $42-$210, will go on sale Saturday, May 16. For more information and tickets, visit www.chambermusicfw.org.