Chamber Music Society 2018-19

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia has announced its 2018-19 season, with seven ticketed and three free concerts. The society’s artistic director, cellist James Wilson, has assembled the season’s programs on the theme of “War and Peace.”

Among the works to be performed are the Third and Eighth string quartets and Piano Trio in E minor of Dmitri Shostakovich, Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind,” Heinrich Biber’s “Mysteries of the Rosary,” Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas for violin and harpsichord, and six works by Johannes Brahms: the Clarinet Quintet, piano quartets Nos. 1 and 3 and the three sonatas for violin and piano.

Featured artists include Johnny Gandelsman, a noted solo violinist and member of The Knights chamber orchestra; Aisslin Nosky, concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston; Brendon Elliott, the Virginia-born violinist who recently earned his master’s degree from the Juilliard School; clarinetist and composer Bryan Crumpler; and the internationally lauded pianist Roman Rabinovich.

Season tickets are $198, $180 for seniors. Single-ticket prices are listed below. Service fees apply on all ticket purchases.

For more information, call the Chamber Music Society at (804) 304-6312 or visit its website, http://cmscva.org

Dates, locations, artists and programs for the coming season:

Sept. 29 (2 p.m., Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets) – Bryan Crumpler, clarinet & composer; Brendon Elliott & Nurit Pacht, violins; Max Mandel, viola; James Wilson, cello. “Shostakovich and War 1,” discussion and performance of Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3 and work TBA by Crumpler. (free)

Sept. 30 (4 p.m., Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond) – Bryan Crumpler, clarinet; Brendon Elliott & Nurit Pacht, violins; Max Mandel, viola; James Wilson, cello. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115; Osvaldo Golijov: “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.” (Pre-concert talk by Wilson at 3:30 p.m.) ($28; $24 for seniors)

Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m., Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, Monument and Allen avenues) – Asslin Nosky, violin; Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord. J.S. Bach: sonatas TBA. ($40)

Dec. 15 (2 p.m., Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets) – Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins; James Wilson, cello; Adam Cockerham, lute; Angela Lehman, reader. Biber: “Mysteries of the Rosary.” (free)

Dec. 16 (4 and 7:30 p.m., Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road) – Mary Boodell, flute; Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins; James Wilson, cello; Adam Cockerham, lute; Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord. Works TBA by J.S. Bach, Darius Castello, others. ($40)

Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m., Holy Comforter Episciopal Church, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road) – Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins; Celia Hutton, viola; James Wilson, cello; Jessica Powell Eig, double-bass; Mary Boodell & Brandon Patrick George, traverse flutes; Adam Cockerham, lute; Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord. Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”); Telemann: “Tafelmusik” (selections). ($28; $24 for seniors)

Jan. 20 (4 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Ave. at the Carillon) – Bryan Crumpler, clarinet; Grace Park, violin; James Wilson, cello; Terrence Wilson, piano. Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E minor; Messiaen: “Quartet for the End of Time.” ($28; $24 for seniors)

March 2 (2 p.m. Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets) – Diana Cohen & Meredith Riley, violins; Michael Casimir, viola; James Wilson, cello; Angela Lehman, reader. “Shostakovich and War 2,” with performance of Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 and meditations on war and peace. (free)

March 3 (4 p.m., Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond) – Diana Cohen, violin; Michael Casimir, viola; James Wilson, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano. Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25; Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60. ($28; $24 for seniors)

April 28 (4 p.m., Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond) – Diane Pascal, violin; Carsten Schmidt, piano. Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78; Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. ($28; $24 for seniors)

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