Join us for Chamber Chats
Insightful and informative discussions with the artists about the works and programs you'll be hearing, held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Spa Little Theater. Hosted by Adrian Fuchs.
MOZART Quintet in C minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 406
SCHUMANN Sonata in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 121
MENDELSSOHN Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 87
Wu Qian (piano), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Kyoko Takezawa (violin), Matthew Lipman (viola),
Paul Neubauer (viola), David Requiro (cello), and David Finckel (cello)
About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Led by co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to the Spa Little Theater for six innovative, diverse, and unforgettable programs. Get to know CMS’s impressive roster of virtuoso chamber musicians at pre-performance Chamber Chats and post-performance Artist Meet and Greets at the Gideon Putnam Resort.
“What the cellist David Finckel and the pianist Wu Han, the society’s artistic directors since 2004, have achieved with their hands-on approach to blending standard, unusual and new repertory, played by a mix of familiar and emerging performers, has connected with a large, enthusiastic constituency.” – The New York Times
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational and international selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. The annual activities of CMS include a full season of concerts and events, national and international tours, and annual performances at eight residencies around the world. CMS’ artistry is supported by numerous live-streamed concerts, lectures, and master classes, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, an international, year-round radio series, and regular appearances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. In 2004, CMS appointed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han artistic directors. They succeed founding director Charles Wadsworth (1969-89), Fred Sherry (1989-93), and David Shifrin (1993-2004).