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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.


Beethoven: Trio in G Major, op. 1, no. 2

Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, op. 49

Dvořák: Trio in E Minor, op. 90, "Dumky"

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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.

Eugene Bozza: Scherzo

Elliott Carter: Quintet for Winds

Henri Tomasi: Cinq Danses Profanes et Sacrées

Paquito D'Rivera: Wapango

Anders Hillborg: Six Pieces for Wind Quintet

Valerie Coleman: Afro-Cuban Concerto

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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.

Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 76, no. 4, "Sunrise"

Janáček: Quartet no. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"

Richter: On the Nature of Daylight

Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 44, no. 3


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2022, 7:30 PM



We will continue our tradition of bringing some of Central New York's finest musicians together for a midwinter night of great music. This year we will feature strings with piano, clarinet, and horn, playing pieces inspired by song.

Vaughn Williams: Quintet in D Major

Wolf: Italian Serenade 

Schubert: Piano quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Trout"

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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.

Britten: Phantasy Quartet

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Françaix: Quartet for English Horn and String Trio

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

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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. 

Joseph Bologne: String Quartet Concertante no. 5 in G Major

William Grant Still: Lyric Quartette

Jessie Montgomery: Strum

Ewin L Lewis: Fugato

George Walker: String Quartet no. 1

Wynton Marsalis: At the Octaroon Balls

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia

Billy Strayhorn: Take the "A" Train

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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. 

Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478

Amy Beach: Piano Trio, op. 150

Dvořák: Piano Quartet no. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 87

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Photo: Christian Steiner


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