Thursday, July 7, 2016

Chamber Music Northwest expands concerts for its 2016-2017 season

From the press release:

Artistic  Director  David Shifrin announces CMNW's return to year-round programming with  the 2016-17 season.

Nine-time Grammy winners EMERSON STRING QUARTET;
Incredible ensembles
M-Prize winners and 2017 Protege Project ensemble CALIDORE STRING QUARTET;
Grammy winner, composer, and bassist EDGAR MEYER;
Esteemed cello and piano duo  DAVID  FINCKEL & WU HAN;
r mandolinist AVI AVITAL  and the  riveting BLACK VIOLIN

Chamber Music  Northwest (CMNW), one  of America's top chamber music organizations, is pleased to announce its exciting  2016-17 Season of more  than  a dozen  special presentations by world-renowned artists from September 2016 through April 2017. Under the direction of acclaimed clarinetist DAVID SHIFRIN, CMNW will present thirteen concerts, a number in partnership with  Portland's Centers for the Arts, and including four concerts in their  4th   Winter Festival.

"We are so excited to now be able to offer Portland audiences a chance to hear amazing chamber music all year long," said Chamber Music  Northwest Executive Director  Peter  Bilotta. "The line-up of concerts is outstanding- with  world-class musicians and exciting varied repertoire, it's going to be an incredible year! Plus, we're elated  to be able to continue our relationship with  Portland's Centers for the Arts by presenting many of the performances together."

The 2016-17 season also heralds the arrival of CMNW's first-ever year-long Artists-in-Residence, the acclaimed Grammy winners, Emerson String  Quartet. The quartet will perform in four amazingly diverse concerts - two in the fall of 2016 and two in the spring of 2017. On September 30 and October 1 audiences can hear the Emerson String Quartet perform works by Ravel, Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovich, and more!

The 2017 Winter Festival,  Passion in Winter, will see world-renowned musicians David Finckel and Wu Han, the Miro Quartet, and  the Montrose Trio performing some of the greatest Romantic masterpieces ever  composed in four  concerts January 26-29, 2017. These  concerts will take place in Reed College's Kaul Auditorium and  Portland State University's Lincoln  Hall.

The rest of the 2016-2017 season will include performances by CMNW's 2015 and 2016 Protege Project ensemble, the Akropolis  Reed Quintet; world  renowned bassist and composer, Edgar Meyer;  the renowned Dover Quartet; a sneak  peek at CMNW's  2017  Protege  Project ensemble and  winners of the M-Prize award, the Calidore String  Quartet; superstar mandolinist Avi Avital;  and the genre-shattering fusion music of Black Violin! Plus, to wrap  up the season CMNW will present their 48th Summer Festival in June and  July of 2017. It's a whole year of extraordinary chamber music.

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