2018 Chamber Series

The Glory of Beethoven
Our 89th season includes the complete cycle of the Beethoven Quartets performed by the Shanghai Quartet over the course of six concerts!
[Note: The number in brackets (e.g., ‘[20]’) after each work indicates the number of times this work has been performed at Music Mountain.]

**Advance Schedule as of 1 December 2017. All programs subject to change **


Sunday, June 10, 3 PM

89TH SEASON OPENING BENEFIT CONCERT & RECEPTION
First of the Six-Concert Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle
ALL TICKETS $75
Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #1
String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 127 (1824-25) [20]
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 #2 (1799) [23]
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 #3 (1806) [40]


Sunday, June 17, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #2
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 #3 (1798-99) [19]
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” (1810) [36]
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825) [23]


Sunday, June 24, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #3
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 #4 (1799) [27]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 #1 (1799) [32]
String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826) [17]


Sunday, July 1, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #4
String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp” (1809) [20]
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 #5 (1799) [20]
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 #2 (1806) [24]


Sunday, July 8, 3 PM

Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #5
String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130 (1825) [19]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 #1 (1806) [24]


Sunday, July 15, 3 PM

Escher String Quartet
Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano
Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905) [4]
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden” (1824) [31]
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842) [38]


Sunday, July 22, 3 PM

Penderecki String Quartet
Victoria Schwartzman, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50 #6 “The Frog” (1787) [2]
Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (1877) [8]
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940) [27]


Sunday, July 29, 3 PM

Harlem String Quartet
Fei-Fei Dong, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #1 in E Flat Major, WoO 36 (1785) [1]
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 #1, D.804 “Rosamunde” (1824) [18]
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1864) [47]


Sunday, August 5, 3 PM

Avalon String Quartet
Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #2 in D Major, WoO 36 (1785) [3]
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” (1789) [18]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #7 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 108 (1960) [13]
Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1 (1895) [24]


Sunday, August 12, 3 PM

Amernet String Quartet
Cynthia Phelps, Viola
Ronald Thomas, Cello
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703 (1820) [17]
Schubert: String Quartet in B Flat Major, D. 112 (1814) [4]
Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio Op. 85 (1940-41) [1]
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” (1890) [8]


Sunday, August 19, 3 PM

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
Beethoven: Violin & Piano Sonata #8 in G Major, Op. 30/3 (1801-1802) [3]
Beethoven: Piano Quartet #3 in C Major, WoO 36 (1785) [4]
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 (1861) [13]


Sunday, August 26, 3 PM

Cassatt String Quartet
Paul Katz, Cello
Borodin: String Quartet #2 in D Major (1881) [26]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #8, Op. 110 (1960) [9]
Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D.956 (1828) [27]


Sunday, September 2, 3 PM

LABOR DAY BENEFIT CONCERT & RECEPTION
ALL TICKETS $75
Peter Serkin, Piano
Jihyun (James) Kim, Oboe
Caitlin Beare, Clarinet
Shannon Hagan, Horn
Adam Romey, Bassoon
Bach: Oboe Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b (ca.1736) [1]
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, K.452 (1784) [1]
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16 (1796) [1 orig./12]


Sunday, September 9, 3 PM

SPECIAL CONCERT & WINE RECEPTION
TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF THE BEETHOVEN QUARTET CYCLE
ALL TICKETS $60
Shanghai String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Cycle Program #6
String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6 (1800) [32]
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (1826) [13]
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) [26]


Sunday, September 16, 3 PM

American String Quartet
Robert McDonald, Piano
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 #1 (1796-97) [11]
Shostakovich: String Quartet #3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946) [9]
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887) [45]


Sunday, September 23, 3 PM

Ariel String Quartet
Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Clarinet
All-Mozart Program
String Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589 “Prussian” (1790) [19]
String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 “Prussian” (1790) [16]
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (1789) [15]


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