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Concerts & Events 2024

The 2024 Season

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Five evenings, five programs, five voyages. Works of anguish and uplift, the wellloved, the rarely heard, and the never before encountered. There is nothing quite like the shared experience of masterful programming matched with unmatched performances.

Music of such beautiful difficulty is only possible because the finest musicians are with us on the journey. Assembled and joined by Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed pianist Wu Han are members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, veterans of stages from Carnegie Hall to Vienna’s Musikverein, and winners of awards from Lincoln Center, Menuhin International, and the Naumberg Foundation among many others. They come to us for irresistibly curated programs and the joy of playing together. They jump in. You should too.


Sunday, February 4, 2024/ 5:00 p.m.

Riverview Performing Arts Center

Schubert Piano Trio no. 1 in B-flat major, D. 898, op. 99

Schubert Piano Trio no. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929, op. 100

Wu Han, piano; Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello

Schubert wrote two glorious piano trios. They are gorgeous and demanding and we have the best artists to bring them to you. Pianist and Artistic Director Wu Han is joined by Philip Setzer and David Finckel, both past members of the famed Emerson String Quartet, in this not-to-be-missed performance.


Juho Pohjonen


Monday, March 11, 2024 / 7:00 p.m.

Riverview Performing Arts Center

Click to hear Wu Han talk about this exceptional concert.

Beethoven Sonata in F major for Horn and Piano, op. 17

Rossini Duetto in D major for Cello and Bass. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE

Britten Two Insect Pieces for Oboe and Piano 

Duruflé Prelude, Recitative and Variations, for Flute, Viola and Piano, op. 3

Hummel Septet in D minor for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, op. 74. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE

Sooyun Kim, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Radovan Vlatković, horn; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Nina Bernat, bass; Juho Pohjonen, piano

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings us a celebration of potential. Beethoven, Rossini, and Britten highlight the possibilities for their ensembles. Duruflé’s post-Romantic trio brings in another instrument. And Hummel’s exuberant Septet brings them all—yes all—together for a finale of ingenious combinations.

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Mendelssohn, Brahms & Haydn

Wednesday, April 10 / 7:30 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.

Sarasota Opera House

Haydn Piano Trio in A major, Hob. XV:18

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 1

Brahms String Sextet no. 2 in G major, op. 36   

Julian Rhee, James Thompson, Danbi Um, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, David Finckel, cellos; Michael Stephen Brown, Wu Han, pianos

Get ready for immersion in pure delight, starting with Haydn’s vivacious Piano Trio. Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet? Let’s just call it what it is: a tour de force. The exhilarating finish is Brahms’s magisterial Sextet for Strings: celebratory, happy, so much fun for audiences and players alike.

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Mozart, Kodaly, & Arensky

Saturday, April 13, 5:00 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 4:15 p.m.*

Sarasota Opera House

Mozart Piano Concerto no. 12 in A major, K. 414

Kodaly Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, op. 12

Arensky Six Children's Pieces for Piano, Four Hands, op. 34

Arensky Quartet no. 2 in A minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, op. 35

Julian Rhee, James Thompson, Danbi Um, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, David Finckel, cellos; Michael Stephen Brown, Wu Han, pianos

Here’s a classically elegant program with spice. Mozart’s own arrangement of his Piano Concerto is masterful and mysterious. For contrast, Kodály’s Serenade expresses Hungarian folk tunes with fiery execution. Arensky’s children’s songs sighs with innocence, before we end on his dark-hued and rarely performed Cello Quartet.

*SUBSCRIBERS:  If you have a scheduling conflict with this or any other concert, you can swap your tickets for additional seats at another La Musica concert, or you might ask the other presenter to exchange your tickets for another night.  

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Schumann, Smetana, & more

Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.

Sarasota Opera House

Dvorak Miniatures for two violins and viola, op. 75a

Foss Capriccio for Cello and Piano

Bulgarian Traditional Gankino Horo for Cello and Piano (arr. Canellakis)

Ellis Bulgarian Bulge for Cello and Piano (arr. Canellakis)

Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, op. 15

Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44

Julian Rhee, James Thompson, Danbi Um, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Michael Stephen Brown, Wu Han, pianos

Personal tributes and private storms make up our final program. Listen to the Slavic soul in Dvořák and the Bulgarian dances. Lukas Foss’s Capriccio is six minutes of ultimate instrumental virtuosity. Smetana’s Piano Trio is his heart-wrenching response to the death of his young daughter. We end with Schumann’s Piano Quintet, his acknowledgement of his wife Clara’s virtuosity and concert career. It’s a buoyant, joyful, and essential work.

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