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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021, 7:30 PM

through Monday evening March 28

The Shanghai Quartet melds impressive technique and emotional breadth while moving seamlessly among masterpieces of western music, Chinese folk traditions, and contemporary works.

Haydn, Quartet in G Minor, op. 74, no. 3, "Rider"

Tan Dun, Feng Ya Song (2019 version)

Schubert, Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"

Photo: Sophie Zhai


SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021, 7:30 PM

Through Monday evening, April 19


"Hyper-accurate yet fiercely vivacious," "Smart as a fox," and "More fascinating than a jar of lightning," Sybarite5 dazzles audiences around the world with their luxurious sound and unexpected programming. They will bring the art of the dance center stage for an evening of dance-inspired works.

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Photo: Roy Cox

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021, 7:30 PM

through Monday evening May 3

Having catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition—they won every prize—the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. 

Mendelssohn, Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12

Ligeti, Quartet no. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes"

Dvorák, Quartet in G Major, op. 106

Russian Renaissance, originally scheduled for this concert, has unfortunately cancelled. We are delighted to be able to present Sybarite5 instead.



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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021, 7:30 PM


Violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel, who played together in the GRAMMY Award-winning Emerson String Quartet for more than three decades, join pianist Wu Han in this spectacular trio of world-renowned artists. Wu Han and David Finckel are co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and they jointly received Musical America’s Musician of the Year award in 2012.

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Photo: Matthew Holler


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021, 7:30 PM


One of the most successful chamber ensembles in the country, the Imani Winds bring their outstanding skill and musicality to classics of the wind quintet literature, to newly commissioned works, and to their own compositions, while bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions.

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Photo: Shervin Lainez


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021, 7:30 PM

Winner of top awards at major chamber music competitions, the young Ulysses Quartet, founded in 2015, is now in residence at the Juilliard School.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022, 7:30 PM


We will continue our tradition of bringing some of Central New York's finest musicians together for a night of great music. This concert is always a favorite!

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Photo: Lucia Macedo


SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022, 7:30 PM


Frisson is explosive! The ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music's young talents in programs of rarely performed masterworks for various combinations of instruments. Six string players and an oboist will join us.

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Photo: Dorothy Shi


SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022, 7:30 PM

Harlem Quartet engages new audiences with a varied repertoire that includes many works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world—from the White House to a highly successful tour of South Africa and numerous venues in between. 

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Photo: Amy Schroeder


SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022, 7:30 PM

Now a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, violinist Sarah Crocker Vonsattel grew up in Syracuse. She returns with multi award-winning pianist Gilles Vonsattel, fellow Met Orchestra member and co-artistic director of the Skaneateles Festival cellist Julia Bruskin, and GRAMMY-nominated violist Melissa Reardon for this concert of great works for strings and piano. 


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Photo: Christian Steiner

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