Violin Legends: Ysaÿe's Legacy

NOV 21, 2024 | 7PM
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

Bask in unbridled emotion and virtuosity as star violinists Jennifer Frautschi, Benjamin Beilman, and Arnaud Sussmann shine in an evening of evocative works for solo violin, string quartet and piano. Featuring music of Chausson and Ysaye, two architects of modern violin performance.

Benjamin Beilman, violin
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Beth Guterman, viola
Nick Canellakis, cello
Michael Stephen Brown, piano

The Enchanting Clarinet: Brahms and Beethoven

DEC 5, 2024 | 7PM
Norton Museum

Experience the clarinet's versatility through Beethoven and Brahms' masterful trios, interpreted by a CMSPB favorite, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester. Witness each composer’s personal homage to one of their favorite instruments.

Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
Edward Arron, cello
Wu Qian, piano

The Four Seasons:
Vivaldi and Piazzolla

JAN 22, 2025 | 7PM

Norton Museum


Star power is on full display as eight of the world’s top violin soloists unite for “The Four Seasons”. Delight in the passion of Vivaldi's original 'Four Seasons' followed by Piazzolla's dynamic adaptation, showcasing his unparalleled mastery of tango."

Featured Violinists: Ben Beilman, James Ehnes, Karen Gomyo, Chad Hoopes, Tessa Lark, Yura Lee, Amy Schwartz, Arnaud Sussmann

Vocal Splendor: An Evening with Nicholas Phan

FEB 6, 2025 | 7PM
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

Be swept away as tenor Nicholas Phan brings his heroic voice to the intimacy of CMSPB’s chamber music stage for a palette of works celebrating the master of song, Franz Schubert.

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Myra Huang, piano

Perspectives: The Escher Quartet

FEB 20, 2025 | 7PM
Norton Museum

Immerse in the full glory of strings with the acclaimed Escher Quartet. The complexity of the quintessential chamber music grouping is brought to life through Mozart and Dvorak at their compositional peaks, accompanied by Barber’s emotionally potent and famous Adagio for Strings.

Escher String Quartet

Baroque Feast: Bach & Telemann

MAR 6, 2025 | 7PM
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

The purity and grandeur of the baroque converge in the stunning surroundings of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. James Austin Smith returns to share the spotlight with violin for Bach's sublime oboe and violin duo concerto alongside other works for oboe, strings, and harpsichord.

James Austin Smith, oboe
Bella Hristova, violin
Oliver Neubauer, violin
Cindy Wu, violin
Arnaud Sussmann, viola
Jay Campbell, cello
Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord

Wit and Whimsy: Trios of Mozart and Francaix

APR 3, 2025 | 7PM
Norton Museum

Marvel at the inventive beauty of Mozart's Divertimento and ignite your intellect with the rhythmic wit of Françaix's Trio, performed by chamber music legends, including Paul Watkins of the Emerson Quartet, in a night of unparalleled artistry.

Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
Paul Watkins, cello

Schubert's Trout Quintet: Masterworks Revealed and Revisited

APR 24, 2025 | 7PM
Norton Museum

Dive into Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet paired with a hidden gem of trailblazer Louise Ferranc. The richness of piano and strings is showcased in two masterpieces of resounding brilliance.

Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Milena Pajaro-van de stadt, viola
Clive Greensmith, cello
Blake Hinson, bass
Gloria Chien, piano

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