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Get closer to the music as the world's leading chamber musicians perform in the unrivaled intimacy of Samueli Theater


   

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All performances in the intimate SAMUELI THEATER


   
 
Pacifica Quartet
With Marc-André Hamelin
November 12, 2013 at 8pm

Two thrilling musical forces unite for what promises to be a sensational experience. The blazing pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the acclaimed Pacifica Quartet, known for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often-daring repertory choices. This spectacular program is highlighted by Leo Ornstein's ravishing Piano Quintet.

Program:
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op. 108
Ornstein: Piano Quintet
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81



Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Joseph Swensen, violin
Carter Brey, cello
December 12, 2013
at 8pm

More than 25 years ago, three virtuoso musicians joined forces for a series of now legendary concerts at the world famous Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Each went on to highly acclaimed solo careers. Now, for the first time since those electrifying concerts, Jeffery Kahane, Joseph Swensen and Carter Brey reunite as a formidable trio.

Program
:
Mozart: Piano Trio in G Major, K.496
Schoenfield: Café Music
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op.63



  Emerson String Quartet
January 10, 2014
at 8pm

With 16 appearances, Center audiences have enjoyed a long and incredibly rewarding relationship with the Emerson String Quartet. This season, we begin a new chapter in this incredible rewarding artistic partnership. For the first time in its venerable history, the Emerson welcomes a new artist to its ranks, as cellist Paul Watkins takes the place of the departing David Finckel. For this milestone engagement, the Emerson will perform a special program of Beethoven's mighty "Razumovsky" Quartets.

Program:
Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 #1-3 Complete "Razumovsky"


  St. Lawrence String Quartet
February 19, 2014 at 8pm

The always-adventurous St. Lawrence String Quartet will take Center audiences on a most exciting journey with this performance as they perform the world premiere of a new work by composer James Matheson commissioned for the Center's chamber music series by two long-time attendees.

Brooklyn-based composer James Matheson has rapidly emerged as one of the most distinctive, vital, and creative musical voices of his generation with commissions for the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and the Borromeo String Quartet.

Commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting in a World Premiere Performance for the Chamber Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Program:
Korngold: String Quartet #3 in D Major Op. 34
Matheson: String Quartet (World Premiere)
Dvořák: String Quartet in A-flat Major Op.105



  Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players
March 16, 2014 at 4pm

In 2005, a select group of musicians from the award-winning Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performed in a special concert in London's Covent Garden, and the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players was born. Since then, this esteemed group has thrilled audiences with sparkling performances of baroque masterpieces by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others.

Program:
"Baroque Treasures"
Telemann Trio in E minor, from Tafelmusik II
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 Il Gardellino
Handel: Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399

Bach: "Air on a G string" from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Bach: Wedding Cantata "O Holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" BWV 210


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