On Saturday, October 29, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will open their 2022-2023 three-concert series at The Purchase PAC with American Visitors. This event marks the return of CMS to our Recital Hall stage for the first time since 2020. We celebrate with a Culture Picks post that offers a peek behind the curtain at this extraordinary program. Enjoy the music, get to know the participating artists, and consider joining us to experience it all live on the 29th.
Artist Notes / Stella Chen
Artist Notes is a new series of digital shorts chronicling an artist’s relationship with a particular work. In this first film, violinist Stella Chen explores her approach to Dvořák’s Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893), which she performs in the American Visitors program. She also considers this work in the context of her career and what led her to the violin in the first place.
Watch and listen to “Artist Notes” featuring Stella Chen
Art of the Recital: Stella Chen & Gilles Vonsattel
Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 105 (1851)
Bacewicz Partita for Violin and Piano (1955)
Eleanor Alberga No-Man’s-Land Lullaby for Violin and Piano (1996)
Grieg Sonata No. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 (1867)
Watch and listen to “Art of the Recital” with Stella Chen
Grand Pause: CMS Artists at Home – Anne Marie McDermott, piano
Anne Marie McDermott discusses adjusting to life in quarantine, playing Bach and learning all the Shostakovich preludes and fugues, journaling, and finding hope in the future. The Grand Pause series was a part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row initiatives during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Watch “Grand Pause” with Anne Marie McDermott on YouTube
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C major for Keyboard, Hob. XVI:50 (c.1794-95)
Filmed live in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio on February 25, 2016, featuring Anne-Marie McDermott, piano.
Anne Marie McDermott performs Haydn: Sonata in C major for Keyboard on YouTube
Self-Portrait: Paul Neubauer, viola
CMS violist Paul Neubauer talks about his musical upbringing and how he’s brought that into his own family, and he looks back at his illustrious career at CMS. The Self-Portrait series was a part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row initiatives during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Watch Self-Portrait: Paul Neubauer on YouTube
Schumann: Adagio und Allegro, OP. 70: Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck
From their album Schumann-Romance
Paul Neubauer, viola; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Watch Paul Neubauer and Anne Marie McDermott perform Schumann on YouTube
Grand Pause: CMS Artists at Home – Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Arnaud Sussmann discusses life with COVID and a new baby, practicing Bach and running with Beethoven, and positivity about the future. The Grand Pause series is a part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row initiatives during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Watch “Grand Pause” with Arnaud Sussmann on YouTube
Dvořák: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 100 I. Allegro risoluto
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on July 12, 2017.
Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Wu Han, piano
Watch Arnaud Sussmann and Wu Han perform Dvořák’s Sonatina on YouTube
Bohuslav Martinů: Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola, “Three Madrigals” (1947) I. Poco allegro
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on March 8, 2015.
Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola
Watch Arnaud Sussmann and Paul Neubauer perform Bohuslav Martinů: Duo No. 1 on YouTube
Grieg: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36
Recorded live in the Rose Studio on December 7, 2020.
Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Michael Stephen Brown, Piano
Schubert: Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, D. 667, Op. 114, “Trout”
Recorded live in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio on May 5, 2022.
Artists: Michael Stephen Brown, piano; Arnaud Sussmann, violin, Matthew Lipman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass
Watch and listen to CMSLC artists perform Schubert: Quintet in A major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Culture Picks is a bi-weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The PAC’s 2022-2023 season kicked off on October 8 and cultural connoisseur and PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to shine the spotlight on artists that will be a part of it. Each post will feature her curated selection of video, audio, and things to read about one of our artists, plus an occasional recommendation about other performing arts experiences that you just can’t miss. Enjoy!
All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.
Featured image: American Visitors artists Anne-Marie McDermott, Stella Chen, Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Neubauer, Nicholas Canellakis. Photo courtesy of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.