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Past Seasons: 2007-2008

strands of a trio twining

Saturday, September 29, 2007, 8 PM

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in G Major for flute, bassoon & piano, WoO 37
Ingolf Dahl, Concerto a Tre for clarinet, violin & cello
Krzysztof Penderecki, String Trio
Daron Hagen, Harp Trio - Boston Premiere
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3 in c minor, Op. 101

We open this 10th anniversary season with a re-imagining of our very first concert, a five-course feast of trios celebrating the many flavors of Chameleon!


forever sounding across centuries

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 8 PM

Derek Bermel, Wanderings for woodwind quintet - Boston Premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quintet in A Major for clarinet & strings, K. 581
Leo Ornstein, Piano Quintet (1927)

In the early 1900's American composer Leo Ornstein dazzled audiences with his virtuoso piano playing and electrifying compositions. Famous enough to inspire a biography by the age of 26, he abruptly abandoned his performing career to teach and compose in near-obscurity until his passing - at the age of 109! Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear his piano quintet, an epic masterpiece of the genre fully the equal of any of the great Romantic piano quintets.


twin notes inseparably paired

Saturday, February 2, 2008, 8 PM

Johannes Brahms, Sonata in e minor for cello & piano, Op. 38
Virgil Thomson, Five Phrases from the Song of Solomon (1924) for soprano & percussion
Tigran Mansurian, Duo for viola & percussion (1998) - Boston Premiere
Lowell Liebermann, Sonata for flute & harp, Op. 56
Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata No.1 in f minor for violin & piano, Op. 80

Join us for an evening of diverse duos, as pairs of musicians form the most fundamental unit of chamber music and share the most intimate musical dialogues.


between eternity and time

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 8pm

Maurice Duruflé, Prelude, recitatif et variations, Op. 3
Marc-André Dalbavie, In advance of the broken time for flute, clarinet, string trio & piano - Boston Premiere
Ralph Vaughn Williams, Ten Blake Songs for soprano & oboe
Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D. 956

A passage through sound and time, from the first chamber works by Frenchmen Duruflé and Marc-André Dalbavie; to the last by master composers Vaughan Williams and Schubert.


opus 10

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 8 PM

Ernst von Dohnányi, Serenade in C Major for string trio, Op. 10
Carl Nielsen, Wind Quintet FS 100
Richard Strauss, selections from Acht Gedichte for soprano & piano, Op.10
Kevin Puts, Ritual Protocol for marimba & piano (1998) - Boston Premiere
Robert Schumann, Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 110

We bring our first decade to a close with a lighthearted take on the number 10, including a Boston Premiere by one of America's most exciting young composers, a piece born at the same time we were!


Education and Family Concerts:
tunes, tales & tricksters

Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2PM
Forsyth Chapel, at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! for clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, and double bass
Martin Rokeach, selection from Six Questions for violin and percussion
Ned Rorem, Katherine from “After Reading Shakespeare” for solo cello
Kevin Volans, "She who sleeps on a small blanket" for solo percussion
Jean Damase, Conversation IV for clarinet and bassoon
Hans Indigo Spencer, "Conversations with a Cellist" for cello solo with clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, double bass, & percussion

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