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-one 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 31st 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.

2020-2021 Concert Season

Sunday November 22, 2020 | 4 pm

Jeremy Denk, piano

“An artist you want to hear no matter what he performs.”
—The New York Times

Program:
Schumann: Kinderszenen, op. 15
Chopin: Mazurka, op. 50, #2
Adès: Mazurka, #1
Chopin: Mazurka, op. 7, #2
Adès: Mazurka, #2
Chopin: Mazurka, op. 24, #4
Adès: Mazurka, #3
Chopin: Mazurka, op. 63, #3
Rzewski Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat major, op. 61
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor, op. 111

Saturday December 5, 2020 | 4 pm

Takács Quartet

“Collectively, they play with consummate mastery, a consistent evenness of tone and balance across the ensemble…” —The Scotsman

Program:
Schubert: String Quartet in C minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op. 10
Beethoven: String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132

Saturday January 23, 2021 | 4 pm

Chamber Music of Lincoln Center
Allessio Bax, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Benjamin Beilman, violin
David Requiro, cello

“…performed with all the vitality, incisive attention to detail and spontaneity one has come to associate with the Chamber Music Society Brand.” —Chicago Tribune

Program:
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, op. 103
Schubert: Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D. 934, op. 159
Schubert: Trio no. 1 in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, D. 898, op. 99

Sunday February 28, 2021 | 4 pm

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano

“…spontaneous delivery with meticulous attention to detail…never anything less than divinely subtle.”
—Oregon Artswatch

Program:
Songs by Schubert, Lindblad, Geijer, and Schumann

SPONSORED BY THE HAUSMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Sunday March 21, 2021 | 4 pm

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

“Simply phenomenal…the young pianist showed why he has long been hailed as one of the world’s finest in his field…”
—Süddeutschen Zeitung

Program:
Brahms: Intermezzi, op. 117
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 28 in A Major, op. 101
Liszt: Berceuse, S. 174
Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58

SPONSORED BY THE HAUSMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Saturday April 11, 2021 | 4 pm

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

“…the finest violinist performing before the public today…” —The New Yorker

Two Concerts in One Day
Concert One:
Bach: Sonata no. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Bach: Sonata no. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Bach: Sonata no. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003

Concert Two:
Bach: Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Bach: Sonata no. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Bach: Partitas no. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

SPONSORED BY THE DUNARD FUND USA

Sunday May 16, 2021 | 4 pm

Dunedin Consort

“Instrumental textures were beautifully honed, the counterpoint marvelously clear, the concertante solos eloquent and poised.”
—The Guardian

Program:
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach: Cantata, BWV 82, ‘Ich habe genug’
Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055R
Bach: Cantata, BWV 36, ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’

Saturday June 5, 2021 | 4 pm

Orion Weiss, piano
Shai Wosner, piano

“…a viscerally thrilling and intellectually stimulating recital…”
—ClevelandClassical.com

Program:
Schubert: Rondo in A major, D. 951
Brahms: Hungarian Dances, Book 3, nos. 11-16
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, op. 134
Schubert: Sonata in C major for Piano Four Hands, D. 812, ‘Grand Duo’

Photo Credits: Mendelsohn Hall: Ron Lebel | Christian Tetzlaff: Giorgia Bertazzi | Jeremy Denk: Shervin Lainez | Takács Quartet: Alessio Bax: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco, Gloria Chien: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco, Benjamin Beilman: Stefan Ruiz, David Requiro: Brian Hatton | Anne Sofie von Otter: Ewa Marie Rundquist | Kristian Bezuidenhout: Marco Borggreve | Benjamin Grosvenor: Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia | Christian Tetzlaff: Giorgia Bertazzi | Dunedin Consort: Jen Owens Images | Orion Weiss: Jacob Blickenstaff | Shai Wosner: Marco Borggreve