Since 1989, the Maestro Chamber Music Society has consistently produced "the world’s finest chamber music experience." Concerts are held in an acoustically exquisite private home, designed and ideally suited for this genre. The intimate setting recreates the genuine aesthetic of the golden age of chamber music, while fostering a kinship amongst like-minded individuals.

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Maestro Chamber Music Society’s 2015-2016 Season

Saturday October 17, 2015 | 4 pm
Emerson String Quartet

"…power, finesse and unanimity with a fresh, palpable vigor…electrifying" —The New York Times

  • Schubert: Quartet No. 13 "Rosamunde", op. 29
    Beethoven: Quartet No. 16, op. 135
    Schubert: Quartet No. 15, op. 161

Sunday November 15, 2015 | 4 pm
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Cohen, harpsichord
Thomas Dunford, archlute

"She possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist."
—Opera Now

  • Baroque program of songs by: Monteverdi, Dowland, Johnsen, Purcell,
    Lambert, Charpentier, Merula, Pärt, Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday December 5, 2015 | 4 pm

Richard O'Neill, viola
Jihoon Jun, piano

"richly toned, deeply expressive playing."South Florida Classical Review

Schumann: Märchenbilder, op. 113
Bach: Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
Schubert: Du bist die Ruh, op. 59/3
Schubert: Erlkönig, D. 328, op. 1
Schubert: Nacht und Träume, op. 43/2
Schubert: "Arpeggione" Sonata, D. 821

Sunday January 24, 2016 | 4 pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

"Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the small handful of performers in every generation whose abilities defy the imagination" Toronto Star

  • Mozart: Sonata No. 18 in D Major, K. 576
    Debussy: Images, Book II
    Hamelin: Pavane Variée and Variations on a Theme by Paganini
    Schubert: Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Saturday February 20, 2016 | 4 pm

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
Philip Setzer, violin

"They played with the exuberance of musicians still in love with (and in awe of) the music."
The Washington Post

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 1, no. 1
Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, no. 3
Piano Trio in D Major (“Ghost”), op. 70, no. 1

Sunday March 6, 2016 | 4 pm
Sergey Babayan, piano

"Technical brilliance and imaginative delight…" London Times

Liszt: Verdi – Il Trovatore: Miserere, S. 433
Schumann: Quasi Variazioni: Andantino de Clara Wieck, op. 14
Rachmaninoff:  Études-Tableaux, op. 39 (No. 1-8)
Mozart: Sonata in F Major, K. 332
Mozart: Sonata in A Minor, K. 310

Saturday March 26, 2016 | 4 pm

Calidore String Quartet &
Inon Barnatan, piano

"Barnatan orchestrated every phrase with sovereign mastery…astounding technique."
The Washington Post

Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053
Concerto No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1054
Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055
Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1058

Sunday April 10, 2016 | 4 pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

"a miracle of unified thought…" La Presse

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, WoO 36
Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major for String Trio, op.  10
Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 87

Sunday May 8, 2016 | 4 pm

Robert deMaine, cello
Natalie Zhu, piano

"deMaine plays with an intensity so fierce and lyricism so delirious that it sounds as if his life depends on it…" Detroit Free Press

Grieg: Cello Sonata in A Minor, op. 36
Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
deMaine: Études-Caprices
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 19


Photo Credits
Emerson String Quartet: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Anne Sofie von Otter: Mats Bäcker
Jonathan Cohen: Marco Borggreve
Thomas Dunford
: Charles Plumey
Richard O’Neill: CREDIA
Jihoon Jun
: Bongyoung Jang
Marc-André Hamelin: Fran Kaufman
David Finckel, Wu Han, Philip Setzer: Christian Steiner
Sergei Babayan: Christian Steiner
Calidore String Quartet: Jeffrey Fasano
Inon Barnatan: Marco Borggreve
Gilles Vonsattel: Jean-Claude Capt
Arnaud Sussmann: Matt Dine
Paul Neubauer: Bernard Mindich
Paul Watkins
: Paul Marc Mitchell
Robert deMaine: Matthew Imaging
Natalie Zhu: Paul Arnold
: Kathryn Ballsun
Mendelsohn Hall: Ronald Lebel
Rehearsal: Glen Silba