International Chamber Music Series Concerts
Brentano Quartet Celebrates 30 Years!
Friday, January 14, 2022 | 7:30 PM
The Brentano Quartet, the first winners of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, have appeared multiple times on the Friends stage. We are pleased to welcome them back as they celebrate 30 years. This concert opens with Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D-Major, Op. 71, No.2, the first work Brentano performed on their first recital plus works by Dvořák, Bruce Adolphe, and Steve Mackey.
Goldmund String Quartet
Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 2:30 PM
Winners of the 2018 Internatnional Wigmore Hall String Quartet and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, The Goldmund Quartet is a rising star in the string quartet world. Goldmund will celebrate their Kansas City premiere with works by Schubert, Dvorak, and Beethoven’s Op. 59, No. 3.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 3:30 PM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Established a little over a decade ago, Ensemble Correspondances has quickly risen to prominence in the early music field, receiving numerous accolades and recording more than a dozen CDs. Their Kansas City premiere will feature the music of Charpentier, a contemporary of Jean Baptiste Lully.
Don't miss out on these special add-on concerts!
Featuring the Morgenstern Trio
March 5-6, 2022
This two-day festival presents the entire Beethoven piano trio cycle performed by the Morgenstern Trio. This event also features several panel discussions led by Dr. William Everett and local experts plus a special post-concert reception. If purchased with your subscription, you save $10 (retail price: $120).
Special Add-on: Songs to the Lute
April 23, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
Master musicians Anne Azéma (voice) and Nigel North (lute) open their new collaboration with a program of intimate French songs spanning a century. Their lyrics celebrate, above all, love, its passions and pains. And their melodies, by turns lighthearted and wistful, go straight to the hearts of French people of all classes and stations.
‘Revolutionary Icons’ with Runge&Ammon
Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Eckart Runge, founding cellist for the Artemis Quartet, and his duo partner Jacque Ammon have been breaking down concert barriers for more than 25 years. This genre-defying concert juxtaposes Beethoven with more contemporary revolutionary icons such as Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Piazolla, Chick Corea, and more!