Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series is co-presented by Chamber Music Raleigh and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
This virtual concert series is free to watch and includes 8 curated webcasts concerts and livestreams through May 2021, with the hope of resuming live concerts in June.
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Schedule of Sights and Sounds Concert Series
Each of these concerts begins at 8 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
Four Nations Ensemble
Sunday, February 14th, 2021
A leading presence on the early music scene, Four Nations Ensemble performs at major houses and festivals, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
- Giuseppe Tartini, Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Continuo, op. 1, no. 10
- Louis-Nicolas Clerambault, “Medea” Cantata for Soprano and Instruments
- Plus: Antonio Vivaldi, Sonata for Cello and Continuo and a selection of love songs of Barbara Strozzi and Henry Purcell.
Thursday, February 18th, 2021
7:30 p.m.Fresh off their three-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, the sibling Schumann Quartet will perform the following program.Program:
- Tchaikovsky, Quartet no. 1 in D Major for Strings, op. 11 (1871)
- Schumann, Quartet in A Major for Strings, op. 41, no. 3 (1842)
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices over the past 26 years, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.
Saturday, March 20th, 2021
Violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician Pinchas Zukerman is known for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship. His discography of over 100 albums has gained him two Grammy awards and 21 nominations.Concert solo pianist and recording artist Shai Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
- Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 1 in D Major, op. 12, no. 1
- Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 9 in A Major, op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
Praised by the Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the grand prize and the CAG Management Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for them by five American composers, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.Program:
- Hildegard von Bingen/Arr. Alex Fortes, Columba aspexit
- Barbara Strozzi/Arr. Alex Fortes, L’usignuolo
- Nina C. Young, Memento Mori–Phase I
- Barbara Strozzi/Arr. Alex Fortes, L’amante modesto
- Gabriella Smith, Carrot Revolution
- Rhiannon Giddens (N.C.-born composer), At the Purchaser’s Option
Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the Juilliard String Quartet draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics while embracing the mission of championing new works—a vibrant combination of the familiar and daring. They have been a favorite for Raleigh audiences for many seasons.Program:
- Mozart, String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”
- Britten, String Quartet no. 3, op. 94
- Brahms, String Quartet in A Minor, op. 51, no. 2
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Ilmar Gavilán, violinProgram:
- “Pajaro Carpintero”
- “Viernes de Ciudad”
- “Quick Tune”
- “Pan con Timba”
- “Arboles en el aire”
Saturday, May 15th, 2021
The recipient of Chamber Music America’s coveted Cleveland Quartet Award in 2020, the Verona Quartet is no stranger to the Triangle, having completed residencies in Durham last year. They join the award-winning Jamaican American violist Jordan Bak and lauded newcomer Nicholas Mariscal on cello.Program:
- Reena Esmail, Quartet
- Strauss, Sextet from Capricco
- Dvorak, String Quartet in F Major, op. 96, “American”
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
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