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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 fall, 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, September 11, 2020
MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

featuring: Gilles Vonsattel, piano | Nicholas Canellakis, cello | Chad Hoopes, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Matthew Lipman, viola | Joseph Conyers, cello

BARBER: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
BROWN: Prelude and Dance for Cello and Piano
MENDELSSOHN: Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Double Bass, Op. 110

Friday, September 25, 2020
ALESSIO BAX & LUCILLE CHUNG, PIANO

featuring: Arnaud Sussmann, violin | Bella Hristova, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Sophie Shao, cello | Joseph Conyers, double bass | Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion | Ayano Kataoka, percussion

MOZART: Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 449
BARTÓK: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Friday, October 9, 2020
CHO-LIANG LIN, VIOLIN

featuring: Jon Kimura Parker, piano | Erin Keefe, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Hsin-yun Huang, viola | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Colin Carr, cello

FOSS: “Composer's Holiday” from Three American Pieces for Violin and Piano
DVOŘÁK: “Larghetto” from Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence”

Friday, October 23, 2020
GILBERT KALISH, PIANO

featuring: Tony Arnold, soprano | Lisette Oropesa, soprano | David Shifrin, clarinet | Nicolas Dautricourt, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Torleif Thedéen, cello

CRUMB: Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano
SCHUBERT: “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano, D. 965, Op. 129
BRAHMS: Quartet No. 3 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 60

Friday, November 6, 2020
DAVID SHIFRIN, CLARINET

featuring: Danbi Um, violin | Bella Hristova, violin | Mark Holloway, viola | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Gloria Chien, piano

MOZART: Quintet in A major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, K. 581
BASSI: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Verdi’s Rigoletto for Clarinet and Piano
ELLINGTON: Clarinet Lament for Clarinet and Piano

Friday, November 20, 2020
GLORIA CHIEN, PIANO

featuring: Benjamin Beilman, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Richard O'Neill, viola | Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

FIELD: Nocturne No. 2 in C minor for Piano
LISZT: Grand duo concertant sur la romance de ‘Le Marin’ for Violin and Piano
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1

Friday, December 4, 2020
ARNAUD SUSSMANN, VIOLIN

featuring: Sooyun Kim, flute | Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Bella Hristova, violin | Francisco Fullana, violin | Richard O'Neill, viola | Dmitri Atapine, cello | Xavier Foley, bass | Hyeyeon Park, piano-harpsichord | Wu Han, piano | Kristin Lee, violin | Yura Lee, violin | Nicholas Canellakis, cello

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
CHAUSSON: Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

Friday, December 18, 2020
ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT, PIANO

featuring: Tara Helen O'Connor, flute | Sean Lee, violin | Bella Hristova, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | Mihai Marica, cello | Timothy Cobb, bass | Ida Kavafian, violin | Gary Hoffman, cello

MOZART: Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466
SMETANA: Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15

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