Maestro Chamber Music Society

As soon as the first note is played in Mendelsohn Hall, it becomes clear that a perfect convergence has occurred. The artists on stage are among the world's foremost musicians. The music represents the most beautiful aural creations in Western Civilization. The intimate hall's sublime acoustics envelop the audience. It is chamber music as it was originally intended.

For thirty-five years, Maestro's generous membership has celebrated the tradition of chamber music and shaped its future. Whether underwriting a concert series populated with established musicians or providing gifted young artists with quality instruments to match their potential, Maestro members have been nurturing generations of classical musicians and ensuring the longevity of the art form.

Join us for Maestro's 35th Season and enjoy the concerts as benefits of membership. Tickets are never sold. You'll have a first-class seat to a world-class series.

2024-2025 Concert Season

Saturday | October 19, 2024 | 4pm

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

“An ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive, and obviously enjoying themselves.”
—Dallas Morning News

Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Dvořák: Sextet for Strings in A Major, Op. 48
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Saturday | November 23, 2024 | 4pm

David Grimal, violin
Ricardo Castro, piano

“One realizes, listening to David Grimal, that a large part of the beauty of his musical gesture comes from a unique ability to question his art.”—ARTE

“Ricardo Castro is a master in architecture with an uncommon set of sonorities. He already plays in the court of the giants…”
—Le Monde de la Musique

All Brahms Program:
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Saturday | December 14, 2024 | 4:00pm

Eric Lu, piano

“Lu’s fingers moved across the keyboard with remarkable fluidity, and with a touch that was at once crystal clear and sublimely expressive, Lu’s playing was absolutely stunning and brought fresh life to a familiar work.”—WTTW Chicago

All Chopin Program:
3 Mazurkas, Op. 56
Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44
Ballade No. 3, Op. 47
Polonaise – Fantasy, Op. 61
Polonaise in B flat Major, Op. 71, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Saturday | January 18, 2025 | 4 pm

Benjamin Beilman, violin
Gloria Chien, piano

“[Beilman is] poised and monstrously talented.”
—Philadelphia Inquirer

“A wondrously rich palette of colors, which she mixes with dashing bravado and with an uncanny precision of calibration…Chien’s performance had it all, and it was fabulous.”
—Richard Dyer

Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor “Ballade”
Tartini/Arr. Kreisler: Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill”
Paganini: Cantabile, MS 109
Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D.895
Rogerson: Arietta
Franck: Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano


Saturday | February 22, 2025 | 4pm

Hagen Quartet

“One of the finest quartets of our time.”—The Washington Post

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, Hob. III/58
Haydn: String Quartet in E Major, Op. 54, Hob. III/59
Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

Saturday | March 15, 2025 | 4pm

Sergey Schepkin, piano

“An artist of uncommon, almost singular capability and integrity.”
—The Boston Globe

Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
Debussy: Préludes Book 1

Saturday | April 5, 2025 | 4pm

Jason Vieaux, guitar

“Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.”—NPR

All Bach Program:
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
Lute Suite No. 4 (Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major), BWV 1006


Saturday | April 26, 2025 | 4pm

Takács Quartet
with David Requiro, cello

“Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.”
—The Guardian

Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2, Hob. III:57
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D.956, Op. 163

Photo Credits: Mendelsohn Hall: Ron Lebel | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble: Roland Beck | David Grimal: William Beaucardet | Ricardo Castro: Unknown Photographer | Eric Lu: Benjamin Eavolega | Benjamin Beilman: Sophie Zhai | Gloria Chien: Pilvax Oberyn Studio | Hagen Quartet: Harald Hoffmann | Sergey Schepkin: Michael J. Lutch | Jason Vieaux: Tyler Boye | Takács Quartet: Amanda Tipton | David Requiro: