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Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

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September 2017
$25

Summertime Evenings

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sea of Glass, 330 East 7th Street
Tucson, 85705
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SUMMERTIME EVENINGS This brief series of three small concerts offers something our regular season does not: local professional musicians performing well-loved compositions in a casual venue with luscious wine, food from Feast, and a no-intermission one-hour performance. If you’re new to chamber music, Summertime Evenings is the place to begin. If you love chamber music, you’ll want to experience it this new way. Timothy Kantor and Friends Kantor is the newly-appointed professor of violin at the Fred Fox School of…

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October 2017
$30

Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Haochen Zhang, Piano

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Beethoven: Sonata in D major Op. 12 No. 1 Benjamin Britten: Suite Op. 6 Kaija Anneli Saariaho: Tocar Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108 “Muscular with a glint of violence” is how the New York Times described the playing of 26-year-old Benjamin Beilman, yet he is also known for his deep, rich tone and poetic expression—think of him as a much better-looking Cyrano de Bergerac, wielding a bow rather than a sword. Shanghai-born pianist Haochen Zhang was…

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$30

Pavel Haas Quartet

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Schubert: Quartet in A Minor (“Rosamunde”), D. 804 Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108 Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E Minor (“From My Life”) The globe-trotting Czech ensemble, named for a promising Czech composer killed at Auschwitz, opens our season with a sonic survey of life itself, including Smetana’s musical autobiography, Schubert’s lyrical and introspective refuge from illness, and Shostakovich’s brief quartet written in memory of his first wife.

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December 2017
$30

Pacifica Quartet with Sharon Isbin

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Boccherini: Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 58, no. 2 Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Quintet, Op. 143 Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D Major Puccini: Crisantemi Boccherini: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major One of Tucson’s favorite visiting string ensembles, the Pacifica Quartet returns with an all-Italian program in collaboration with superb guitarist Sharon Isbin, ranging from Vivaldi’s most popular guitar concerto through two works by a fascinating Classical-era composer mocked by his contemporaries as “Haydn’s wife” to a sunny Castelnuovo-Tedesco chamber work,…

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January 2018
$30

Takács Quartet

January 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Mozart: Quartet in D Major, K. 575 Dohnányi: Quartet No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 15 Brahms: Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 67 This beloved Hungarian-American group’s latest visit to AFCM will include the first quartet Mozart wrote especially for the cello-loving King of Prussia, the lush final quartet of Brahms, and a very Brahmsian quartet by Hungarian-turned-American Dohnányi.

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$30

New York Festival of Song Bernstein Bash

January 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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The hundredth anniversary of the birth of American musical polymath Leonard Bernstein is upon us, and, in collaboration with the Tucson Desert Song Festival, we proudly present emissaries from the New York Festival of Song, a center of exceptional, intimate vocalism, in an all-Bernstein program. The centerpiece is Arias and Barcarolles, his serious, late song cycle for two singers and two pianists, but the program will also be packed with his rambunctious earlier fare, including selections from his Broadway shows.…

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February 2018
$30

Jasper String Quartet

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Haydn: QUARTET IN D MAJOR (“FIFTHS”), OP. 76, NO. 2 Berg: Lyric Suite Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 132 Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet doesn’t care to play everything in the repertory; its aims are higher: to “perform pieces emotionally significant to its members, ranging from Haydn and Beethoven through Berg and living composers.” And that’s exactly what’s in store for us, including Alban Berg’s most cryptic of musical valentines.

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March 2018
$30

Wu Han / Philip Setzer / David Finckel — I

March 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth will be in 2020, and AFCM began celebrating a year ago with Sharon Robinson performing all that composer’s cello sonatas. With a survey of his quartets still on the horizon, we next present all of Beethoven’s full-scale piano trios in a special two-night series, featuring chamber music’s power couple, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, plus Finckel’s colleague from his Emerson Quartet days, violinist Philip Setzer. This is a…

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Wu Han / Philip Setzer / David Finckel — II

March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth will be in 2020, and AFCM began celebrating a year ago with Sharon Robinson performing all that composer’s cello sonatas. With a survey of his quartets still on the horizon, we next present all of Beethoven’s full-scale piano trios in a special two-night series, featuring chamber music’s power couple, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, plus Finckel’s colleague from his Emerson Quartet days, violinist Philip Setzer. This is a…

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