2016-17 Season

Our 52nd


Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
After forty years of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson KLR-4307-photo-credit-Christian-SteinerTrio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. As one of the few long-lived ensembles with all of its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.
They first played for us 27 years ago, and they were exceptional then. We are delighted to have them back.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $35 (regular) and $5 (student).
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque, No.1
Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in e minor
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio    
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

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Phantasm Viol Consort

Phantasm, an award-winning consort of viols, was founded in 1994 by Laurence Dreyfus and has become recognized as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

Phantasm 2012 photo: Marco Borggreve
Phantasm 2012
photo: Marco Borggreve

The ensemble catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD of works by Henry Purcell won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997.
Since then, the consort has travelled the world over, performing in festivals and on concert series in cities such as Prague, Tokyo, Istanbul, Helsinki and Washington DC. Recent engagements have included the Barcelona Early Music Festival, the Bergen International Festival, the Lufthansa Early Music Festival in London, Mazovia Baroque in Warsaw, the Stockholm Early Music Festival, Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts and Ghent’s De Bijloke hall.

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:30pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $25 (regular) and $5 (student).

 Pearls of Polyphony- Miraculous Counterpoint from William Byrd to JS Bach

Alfonso Ferrabosco  (1543-1588), William Byrd (ca 1540-1623), Elway Bevin (ca 1554-1638), Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656),Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Richard Mico (c1950-1661), Matthew Locke (1622-1677), Henry Purcell (1659-1695),
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)
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Phantasm Viol Consort

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Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North windsync_vertical_redAmerica’s foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized internationally for dramatic and adventurous programing in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities and schools. The young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.

“Cross-over”  might describe WindSync’s style. They are less “electric and percussive” than last season’s Synergy Violins and play standard chamber music at a high level. This concert is included with a season ticket.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00; doors open at 6:00 pm for drinks and appetizers
Vega, 350 Canopy Street, in Lincoln’s Haymarket

Tickets are $15.
LFCM season-ticket holders receive a 10% discount on appetizers.
New Commission: “Jolene” for Wind Quintet
WindSync Young Composer Project: Six pieces based on melodies from popular songs.
Radiohead – Exit Music (for a film)**
Paul English- Discovering Sonderho
Maurice Ravel – Bolero **
Bernstein – Selections from “West Side Story” **
** Arranged by WindSync

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The Dover Quartet
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one dover_quartet_1of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.
The Dover Quartet draws from the musical lineage of the Cleveland, Vermeer, and Guarneri Quartets, having studied at the Curtis Institute and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where they were in residence from 2011-2013. The Quartet has been mentored extensively by Shmuel Ashkenasi, James Dunham, Norman Fischer, Kenneth Goldsmith, Joseph Silverstein, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, and Peter Wiley, and is dedicated to sharing their music with underserved communities and is an active member of Music for Food, an initiative to help musicians fight hunger in their home communities.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:30 pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $25 (regular) and $5 (student).
Mozart: Quartet in F major, K. 590
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Beethoven: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
Dover String Quartet

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