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We at the Philharmonic Society of Orange County remain committed to our community and our mission to continue presenting world-class musical and educational offerings.

This spring, we are particularly excited to present Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National. Pulled from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's extensive performance archive and expertly-curated by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, this series of eight digital concerts will take you inside the music with in-depth discussions and personal artist interviews.

These concerts are offered exclusively to Philharmonic Society subscribers and select donors (Sonata level and above). Become a donor today to receive exciting benefits, including exclusive free access to these eight concerts from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Learn more about becoming a member here.


CONCERTS INCLUDE:



Friday, January 29, 2021
ANTHONY MCGILL, CLARINET

featuring: Inon Barnatan, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | Alisa Weilerstein, cello

MESSIAEN: "Abyss of the Birds" from Quartet for the End of Time
POULENC: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
BRAHMS: Trio in Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114

Friday, February 12, 2021
VIRTUOSO VIOLINS

featuring: Orion Weiss, piano | Wu Han, piano | Francisco Fullana, violin | Paul Huang, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Danbi Um, violin | Matthew Lipman, viola | Clive Greensmith, cello

TELEMANN: Concerto in D major for Four Violins
STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 18
FAURÉ: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano & Strings, Op. 15

Friday, February 26, 2021
WINDS FROM DIFFERENT LANDS

featuring: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano | Michael Brown, piano | Sean Lee, violin | Mark Holloway, viola | Inbal Segev, cello | Xavier Foley, double bass | Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Ransom Wilson, flute | James Austin Smith, oboe | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet | Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet | Sebastian Manz, clarinet | Marc Goldberg, bassoon | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | David Jolley, horn | Eric Reed, horn | Radovan Vlatković, horn

MOZART: Selections from Don Giovanni
BALAKIREV: Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 3
BARBER: Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31
POULENC: Sextet for Piano & Winds

Friday, March 12, 2021
PAUL NEUBAUER

featuring: Inon Barnatan, piano | Alessio Bax, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | Gilles Vonsattel, piano | Wu Han, piano | Benjamin Beilman, violin | Ida Kavafian, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Daniel Phillips, violin | Arnaud Sussmann, violin | Danbi Um, violin | Richard O'Neill, viola | David Finckel, cello | Paul Watkins, cello | Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

SCHUMANN: “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132
DALE: “Romance” from Suite for Viola and Piano
TURINA: Escenaandaluza for Viola, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 7
KREISLER: Liebesleid for Three Violins, Viola, and Cello
SHOSTAKOVICH: Impromptu for Viola and Piano
BOULANGER: American Vision for Viola and Piano Trio

Friday, March 26, 2021
ANI KAVAFIAN, VIOLIN

featuring: Alessio Bax, piano | Orion Weiss, piano | Carter Brey, cello | Gloria Chien, piano | Mihai Marica, cello

BRAHMS: Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin & Piano
BABAJANIAN: Trio in F-sharp minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
DVORÁK: Trio in F minor, Op. 65

Friday, April 9, 2021
CALIDORE QUARTET

featuring: Jeffrey Myers, violin | Ryan Meehan, violin | Jeremy Berry, viola | Estelle Choi, cello | Xavier Foley, double bass

MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
DVORÁK: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77

Friday, April 23, 2021
INTIMATE BACH

featuring: Ryan Speedo Green, baritone | Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord | Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord | Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Patrick Demenga, cello | Thomas Demenga, cello | Timothy Cobb, double bass | Adam Walker, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Luka Juhart, accordian | Orion String Quartet

BACH: Trio Sonata in C minor for Flute, Violin, and Continuo, from Musical Offering
BACH: Sonata in G minor transcribed for Cello and Continuo
BACH: Cantata Ich habe genug

Friday, May 7, 2021
BACH: THE COMPLETE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

featuring: Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord | John Gibbons, harpsichord | Hyeyeon Park, piano-harpsichord | Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord | Benjamin Beilman, violin | Aaron Boyd, violin | Francisco Fullana, violin | Chad Hoopes, violin | Bella Hristova, violin | Paul Huang, violin | Ani Kavafian, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Yura Lee, violin | Cho-Liang Lin, violin | Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin | Danbi Um, violin | Daniel Phillips, viola | Che-Yen Chen, viola | Lawrence Dutton, viola | Mark Holloway, viola | Matthew Lipman, viola | Paul Neubauer, viola | Richard O'Neill, viola | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Colin Carr, cello | Timothy Eddy, cello | Jakob Koranyi, cello | Mihai Marica, cello | Keith Robinson, cello | Inbal Segev, cello | Paul Watkins, cello | Timothy Cobb, bass | Joseph Conyers, bass | Xavier Foley, bass | Anthony Manzo, bass | Scott Pingel, bass | Sooyun Kim, flute | Demarre McGill, flute | Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Randall Ellis, oboe | James Austin Smith, oboe | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Marc Goldberg, bassoon | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | Julie Landsman, horn | Jennifer Montone, horn | David Washburn, trumpet

BACH: Brandenburg Concertos No 1-6, BWV 1046 - 1051

Although rare, all dates, times, artists, and programs are subject to change.