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Buffalo Chamber Music Society unveils exciting new season


By Mary Kunz Goldman

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society, which wrapped up its triumphant 90th anniversary season on Tuesday with a lovely concert by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, celebrated the occasion by announcing its 2014-2015 lineup. Here it is:

Oct. 14: The Jerusalem Quartet, praised by the magazine the Strad as "one of the young, yet great quartets of our time," performs a program to be announced.

Nov. 11: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is offering a program that includes the Piano Quintet by the great American Romantic composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. 

Dec. 9: The Amadeus Trio, together 22 years, plays a program including the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio.

Jan. 20, 2015: The Ariel String Quartet, pictured above, is a young group formed in Israel that moved to America in 2004 and is currently the quartet in residence at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. The group's program is yet to be announced.

Feb. 17, 2015: Trio Settecento presents "An Italian Sojourn,"which focuses on the Baroque era.

March 17, 2015: Going head-to-head with St. Patrick's Day celebrations will be the Elias String Quartet, praised by the Washington Post for its "shimmering beauty." Program to be announced.

April 28, 2015: The Buffalo Chamber Music Society likes to end seasons on an especially high note, and the 2014-2015 season closes with the distinguished Juilliard Quartet. The group has a memorable motto: "Play new works as if they are established masterpieces, and play established masterpieces as if they are new." The program is as yet undetermined.

The aforementioned concerts all take place Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. Tickets are $20, with the exception of the last concert, by the Juilliard Quartet, which is $30. Season subscriptions are available for $100 and include all seven concerts. Student subscriptions are $40.

The Gift to the Community Concerts have also been announced. These are free concerts on three Sundays at 3 p.m. that feature up-and-coming talent scouted personally by Clementina Fleshler, the head of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

Sept. 21: Pianist Andrew Tyson. Next month, just to give an idea of his promise, he is performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto at New York's Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Nov. 9: Violinist Stephen Waarts. Born in 1996 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Waarts studies at the Curtis Institute and is also a star mathematician, winning various math awards.

March 1, 2015: The Hermes Quartet.

For info on the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, call (716) 462-4939.


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