Dvorák Terzetto in C major for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Janáček Presto for Cello and Piano
Suk Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1
Dvorák Trio in F minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 65
Gilbert Kalish, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Yura Lee, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Clive Greensmith, Cello
Bohemia is synonymous with the word “artist,” and the Czech capital of Prague was the crucible for fervent bohemian nationalism in the arts in the 19th century. Nationalist composer Dvořák rose to fame in this great city, paving the way for his student and later son-in-law Josef Suk, as well as the highly original Leoš Janáček, who dedicated a number of his works to Dvořák. This program will transport the listener to those cobbled streets of the old town and back to an era when music served as the voice of the Czech people.
About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. CMS has its home in Lincoln Center’s magnificent Alice Tully Hall. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Annual activities include a full season in New York, an equally full season of national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, an international radio series, and regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and American Public Media’s Performance Today. Audiences worldwide enjoy an extensive selection of New York performances through live stream on the CMS website.