Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center virtual concert series continues Oct. 22

October 14, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State will host its second of three presentations of “Front Row: National,” an online series featuring performances and interviews by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The free, virtual event, “Summer Evenings III,” will be available for streaming from 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.

High-definition performances from the society’s archives will be curated by organization co-artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han, and will feature insight from artists who have previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts.

The presentation of “Summer Evenings III" was recorded in July and will be introduced by Finckel and Han. The program will include three full performances:

— Tomaso Albinoni’s Sonata di Concerto a 7 in D Major for Trumpet, Two Violins, Two Violas, Cello and Continuo, featuring David Washburn (trumpet), Ani Kavafian and Giora Schmidt (violins), Mark Holloway and Richard O’Neill (violas), Mihai Marica (cello), Stéphane Logerot (bass) and Kenneth Weiss (harpsichord);

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quartet in D Major for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, K. 285, featuring Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Benjamin Beilman (violin), Richard O’Neill (viola) and Keith Robinson (cello); and

— Johannes Brahms’ Trio in C minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 101, featuring Michael Brown (piano), Paul Huang (violin) and Dmitri Atapine (cello).

Following the performances, Finckel and Han will host a discussion with Kavafian, O’Connor and Huang.

Finckel and Han previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts as a duo in 2005, and with violinist Philip Setzer in 2017 and 2018 to perform the Beethoven Piano Trios. Finckel also performed at Penn State — in 1990, 2002 and 2009 — when he was a member of Emerson String Quartet.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of 11 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. The society is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances and its programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide.

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Contributions from the members of the Center for the Performing Arts and a grant from the University Park Student Fee Board help make the program free of charge. The program is part of the center’s “Up Close and Virtual” fall season.

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Last Updated October 14, 2020