CMS Chamber Music Encounters – on a perpetual quest for inspired music making

American cellist David Finckel and Taiwanese pianist Wu Han need no further introduction to visitors of “Chamber Music Encounters,” an intense 6-day educational chamber music workshop, and their latest brainchild under the auspices of Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center. Culminating in a free concert performance at Alice Tully Hall, audiences shared the results of a dynamic coaching effort focused on communal mentorship between CMS’ Encounters renowned faculty and new talent. In the sessions,...
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The Emerson String Quartet' s members are getting ready to climb new mountains

The original Emerson String Quartet (from left to right)Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, David Finckel, Philip Setzer Photo: Ilona Oltuski Yesterday, May 6th at the WQXR Greene Space, the iconic Emerson String Quartet said goodbye with a small nod to New York audiences and listeners on the radio, before heading off to Washington’s Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium for the final performance of their fare-well-tour. The quartet’s Journeys recording is set to be released May 20th, and...
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