2017-18 Season

Our 53nd

Spektral Quartet


Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With its most recent album, described by Gramophone as “highly-interactive, creative and collaborative…unlike anything its intended audience—or anyone else—has ever heard,” Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:00 pm for drinks and snacks. Vega, 350 Canopy Street, in Lincoln’s Haymarket
All tickets are $15.
LFCM season-ticket holders receive a 10% discount on snacks.

Selections from:
Johannes Brahms: Quartet in C minor Op. 51 No. 1 
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Augusta Read Thomas: CHI
Philip Glass: Quartet No. 2 “Company” 
Sam Pluta: binary/momentary logics: joy state/flow state
Arthur Russell / Katherine Young:  I’m Hiding Your Present from You
Tomeka Reid: Prospective Dwellers

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Dorian Wind Quintet

Recognized by critics, audiences, and colleagues alike, for its polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preëminent and longest continuously active ensembles. The Quintet has traveled around the world – concertizing in 48 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Near East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history in 1981 as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. It has collaborated with many of the most transcendent and famous artists in the world of classical music during the 20th and 21st centuries, and played at numerous festivals.

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $30 (regular) and $5 (student).

J.S. Bach: Dance Suite from Goldberg Variations
Amanda Harberg: Suite for Wind Quintet
Antonin Dvořák: Quintet in A flat major, Op. 105 (trans. by Karl Kramer-Johansen)

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Attacca Quartet
First prize winners in the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prize winners and Listeners’ Choice award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize in the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. Praised by The Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $25 (regular) and $5 (student).

Caroline Shaw: Blueprint
Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 13
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 132

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Lysander Piano Trio and clarinetist Charles Neidich

The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours.” These qualities have made the Trio a standout at other competitions, with top honors at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2011 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (Grand Prize), and the 2011 J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition (First Prize). The Trio’s 2014 debut recording, After a Dream (CAG Records), featuring music by Ravel, Haydn, Schubert, Joaquin Turina, and Moshe Zorman, was acclaimed for its “polished and spirited interpretations” (The New York Times). We heard them in Lincoln in 2014, and are glad to them back.

Clarinetist Charles Neidich has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most mesmerizing virtuosos on his instrument. With a tone of hypnotic beauty and a dazzling technique, Mr. Neidich has received unanimous accolades from critics and fellow musicians both in the United States and abroad; but it is his musical intelligence in scores as diverse as Mozart and Elliott Carter that have earned for Mr. Neidich a unique place among clarinetists. Mr. Neidich commands a repertoire of over 200 solo works, including pieces commissioned or inspired by him, as well as his own transcriptions of vocal and instrumental works. A noted exponent of 20th century music, he has premiered works by Milton Babbit, Elliott Carter, Edison Denisov, William Schumann, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, and other leading contemporary composers.

The Lysander Piano Trio and clarinetist Charles Neidich come together for a program by European composers–Bartok (Hungary), Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Italy), Hindemith (Germany), and Ben-Haim (Germany)–who were displaced by the rise of Nazism and Fascism in the 1930s and sought refuge outside of Europe, relocating to the United States and Israel.

Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:30 pm; Johnny Carson Theater
Tickets are $30 (regular) and $5 (student).

Paul Ben-Haim:  Variations on a Hebrew Melody (1939)
Bela Bartók: Contrasts (1938)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:  Romanzero Con Variazioni from Trio op.70/2
Paul Hindemith:  Quartet For Clarinet and Piano Trio (1939)

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