Boise Chamber Music Series 2014-15 season subscriptions on sale now
The 2014-15 season of the Boise Chamber Music Series opens with a unique ensemble who last performed for us 23 years ago. On Sept. 19, THE DEBUSSY TRIO, with harpist Marcia Dickstein and flutist Angela Wiegand, play their special repertoire for flute, harp and viola, including the eponymous Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy. Our Recital Hall will once again resound with the gorgeous, jewel-like tones of the concert harp, combined with the velvet timbres of flute and viola. The Debussy Trio's unique repertoire of 20th and 21st-century music, including musical styles from French Impressionism through American jazz-fusion and by famed film composers, captivates audiences through dynamic, expressive performances and relaxed, informal commentary from the stage.
Nov. 14, we welcome HORZOWSKI TRIO, hailed by The New Yorker as "destined for great things." When they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Mills first performed with Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski's musicianship, integrity, and humanity.
Returning for their third BCMS appearance on Mar. 13, THE AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America's highest honor, is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time. The ABQ's rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all 50 of the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works. Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970 and at The Juilliard School since 1987. The New York Times has written (12/02/2013) that "among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet," while Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as "the high priests of brass" and American Record Guide has called the ABQ "of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished."
On April 24, we are pleased to host THE DOVER QUARTET, "catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition." The New Yorker recently dubbed them "the young American string quartet of the moment," and The Strad raved that the Quartet is "already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble." The Quartet has also won top prizes at the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. The Dover Quartet draws from the musical lineage of the Cleveland, Vermeer, and Guarneri Quartets, having studied at the Curtis Institute and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where they were in residence from 2011-2013.
, and leave contact information. Season tickets are $100, or $80 for students or retired persons' discount, for the four concerts, all of which take place in the Morrison Center Recital Hall, at 7:30 pm on Friday evenings. The Series is supported by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the BSU Dept. of Music.
New subscribers: please note, the Series is regularly sold out on subscription, and current subscribers have first priority in renewing their seats. Their deadline for doing so this year was July 9. Please leave your contact information, and you will be notified when season seats become available for you. Please do not send money unless you have been contacted.