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 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 30th Anniversary 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.

2019-2020 Concert Season

Sunday October 20, 2019 | 4 pm

Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano

“One of the finest lieder singers of this or any generation.”
—The Guardian

Mahler: Selections from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn,”
“Songs of a Wayfarer,” and “Kindertotenlieder”


Saturday November 23, 2019 | 4 pm

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Jasper String Quartet

“one of the world’s most remarkable singers” —The Boston Globe

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No.4
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Schubert: Selected Lieder
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810
“Death and the Maiden”

Sunday December 15, 2018 | 4 pm

Sergei Babayan, piano

“unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing and breathtaking virtuosity.” —Le Figaro

All Chopin Program


Saturday January 25, 2020 | 4 pm

Dunedin Consort

“…charismatic, responsive, tonally resplendent playing…”
—The New York Times

Bach: The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Sunday February 23, 2020 | 4 pm

Ricardo Castro, piano

“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

Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 “Grande Sonata”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Saturday March 14, 2020 | 4 pm

Robyn Bollinger, violin
Sergey Schepkin, piano

“…her performance seemed to catch fire, projecting both a sense of visceral commitment and physical athleticism placed at the service of bold musical expression.” —The Boston Globe

Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-1019

Saturday April 4, 2020 | 4 pm

Jerusalem Quartet

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.”
—The Times, London

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K 421/417b
Shostakovich: String Quartet in No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

Saturday April 25, 2020 | 4 pm

Hagen Quartet

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

Shostakovich: String Quartet in No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118
Puccini: Crisantemi
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12

Saturday May 16, 2020 | 4 pm

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

“Ever a supremely intelligent musician, Bavouzet brings clarity, gentleness, and urgency to all…” —The Guardian

Haydn: Sonata No. 59 in E-flat Major, Hob.XVI:49
Haydn: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Hob.XVI:46
Ravel: Miroirs
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

Photo Credits:
Mendelsohn Hall: Ronald Lebel | Christian Gerhaher: Gregor Hohenberg | Gerold Huber: Marion Koell | Nicholas Phan: Henry Dombey | Jasper String Quartet: Dario Acosta | Sergei Babayan: Kaupo Kikkas | Orchestra of the Dunedin Consort: David Barbour | Ricardo Castro | Rafael Motta | Robyn Bollinger: Kristin Hoebermann | Sergey Schepkin: Kathy Chapman | Jerusalem Quartet: Felix Broede | Hagen Quartet: Harald Hoffman | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Benjamin Ealovega