Virtual Events for Fall 2020: Pacifica Quartet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Until Friends Of Music Concerts is able to safely provide live concerts, we are proud to present a Fall 2020 series of chamber music performances through our website. We are able to offer these for free thanks to the donations of our longtime supporters.

Beginning September 12, we are presenting a special event: two founding members of the Pacifica Quartet have recorded a message for the Friends Of Music Concert audience, answering your questions and providing insight into one of their favorite performances. Enjoy this engaging conversation with Simin Ganatra and Brandon Vamos followed by a beautiful performance of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2

Beginning September 26, we will present a series of five recordings by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. These virtual concerts will be offered for five days beginning on the dates listed below. You will find the recordings from links to our Virtual Events section. And we will send an email reminder the day each recording is made available. (If you are not receiving our emails, please sign up using the form on this page). 

Sat Sept 26: Michael Brown (piano) featured artist. Barber Souveniers (2 pianos) Brown Prelude & Dance (pf & cello); Mendelssohn Sextet Op. 110 (piano & strings).

Sat. Oct 10: Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung featured artist. Mozart Concerto in E-flat major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 449;  Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.

Sat. Oct 24: Cho-Liang Lin (violin) featured artist. Foss "Composer's Holiday" (vln & pf); Dvorák "Larghetto" from Op. 100;  Tchaikovsky String Sextet Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence."

Sat. Nov 7: David Shifrin (clarinet) featured artist. Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581; Bassi Concert Fantasia on Verdi's Rigoletto (cl & pf);  Ellington Clarinet Lament (cl & pf).

Sat. Dec 5: Arnaud Sussemann (violin) featured artist. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21.

We hope to present live concerts again in 2021, following our long tradition of 3 live performances in the Spring and 3 in the Fall. You'll find details on the Live Concerts page.

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Live Appearances Scheduled in 2021

Acclaimed classical artists scheduled to perform live in 2021

Jonathan Swensen
March 20, 2021 - 8:00pm
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
October 16, 2021 - 8:00pm
Jeremy Denk
April 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

Jeremy Denk is known for his musicianship and his eloquent discussions of classical music. He recently received a MacArthur fellowship and won the Avery Fisher Prize. 

Dover Quartet
May 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

We welcome the return of the excellent young Dover Quartet, lauded by The New Yorker as both “exciting and accomplished.”  The Wall Street Journal has described their playing as “masterly, nuanced” with “gutsy and earthy sound,” while the Santa Fe New Mexican has said that to hea

Wu Han, Philip Setzer, David Finckel
September 25, 2021 - 8:00pm

Superb and seamless ensemble. Rachmaninoff:, Mendelssohn, Dvořák.

November 6, 2021 - 8:00pm

Nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and a Chamber Music America Visionary Award.