The group’s reputation as a first-rate ensemble draws an eclectic audience of sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs, and students discovering chamber music for the first time
Congratulations to donors, BCMS, and BSU Dept. of Music on the successful conclusion of the quick campaign to raise funds for a BSU cello for student use. Cello professor Dr. Brian Hodges located a fine young cello made in Montana, at just the right price, and it is purchased and already in use by junior cello major Samaquias Lorta (as pictured). Interestingly, this cello, "Imported for Hollinger Violins Missoula Montana Anno 2010 by Jay Haide," came with a red bow and a red case, so if you see this combination out and about, you will know that this is the instrument you helped bring to us. Many thanks to those who gave so quickly and graciously—from all of us and the BSU string area.
Announcing Boise Chamber Music Series 2012-13
The 2012-13 season of the Boise Chamber Music Series brings old and new friends from near and far. On Sept. 14, a rising piano trio from Chicago, the Lincoln Trio—Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano—have been described by The Strad as "sensational...bewitching." Check out their live performance of "Café Music" by Paul Schoenfield on YouTube. On Oct. 26, the stage will be full of Czechs as we welcome back the effortless virtuosity of the Czech Nonet, continuing a tradition founded in 1924 in Prague. This terrific combination of winds and strings plays a wide repertoire, and for us this year, from Schubert to Prokofiev, with a heart-warming Dvorak conclusion. To warm us up on Mar.1, we will meet Cuarteto Latinoamericano, leading Mexican specialists in all Latin American string quartet literature and Grammy nominees for Best Chamber Music as well as best Latin recordings.
On Apr. 12 we look forward to another return of the Alexander Quartet from San Francisco, with their tremendously solid recording background of Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich cycles, and their long history of consistently top-notch commissioning. The Alexanders are over thirty years old as a quartet now. They will conclude our season, and graciously adjudicate our Eighth Annual Young Artist String Quartet Competitions on Apr. 13.
Special thanks to Hotel 43 for artist accomodations.