Celebrating 40 years
2018-2019 SEASON SCHEDULE
Linton Chamber Music’s extraordinary concerts are performed in two warm and intimate settings. The Sunday afternoon Linton Chamber Music Series takes place at the historic First Unitarian Church just north of downtown Cincinnati, and the Monday evening Encore! Linton Series is held in the suburan location of Loveland at Congregation Beth Adam.
Please note, single tickets will not be available until August 6.
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Masterworks for Strings
October 14 & 15, 2018
The 40th Anniversary season opens with quintessential masterpieces for chamber strings. Artistic Directors Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo join Cathy Meng Robinson, Hsin-Yun Huang, Misha Amory, and Keith Robinson to perform Schoenberg’s expansively romantic, Transfigured Night and Schubert’s sublime String Quintet.
CSO Friends & Anna Polonsky
November 11 & 12, 2018
Praised as an “artist of warmth and insight,” pianist Anna Polonsky performs with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra violinist Stefani Collins Matsuo, violist Christian Colberg, cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, oboist Dwight Parry, and bassoonist William Winstead. Works by Poulenc, Mozart, and Dvořák combine to create this vibrant program.
Bronfman & The New York Philharmonic String Quartet
December 2, 2018
Musical powerhouses join forces as celebrated pianist Yefim Bronfman performs with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet on the Linton stage. This Sunday-only performance features Schumann’s heroic Piano Quintet and remarkable string quartets by Haydn and Shostakovich.
The Return of André Watts
January 20 & 21, 2019
Legendary pianist André Watts returns to the Linton stage to celebrate our 40th season. Watts joins Artistic Directors Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo as well as Linton favorites Bella Hristova and Nokuthula Ngwenyama to perform Franck’s romantic and monumental Piano Quintet.
Subscriber Bonus: Augustin Hadelich & Ran Dank
March 17, 2019
As a thank you, subscribers will receive a complimentary ticket to this special performance featuring the combined talents of Grammy Award-Winning, violinist Augustin Hadelich and critically-acclaimed, pianist Ran Dank. These captivating artists will perform works by Brahms, Janáček, and Franck in Linton’s intimate setting.
Founder's Program: Opus One + One
April 7 & 8, 2019
Opus One returns to its Linton roots to celebrate and honor Founder, Dick Waller. Artists Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, and Anne-Marie McDermott have enthralled audiences throughout Linton’s history. Ani Kavafian joins the group to perform Amy Beach’s milestone Piano Quintet.
The Artistry of Trifonov & The Ariel Quartet
May 5 & 6, 2019
Experience the artistry and brilliance of pianist-composer, Daniil Trifonov. A legend in the making, he has already performed on the world’s greatest stages. After he performs in the grandeur of Music Hall with the CSO, experience this rare opportunity to also hear him in Linton’s intimate setting performing his own Piano Quintet with the Ariel Quartet.
The Three Bs and Peter Serkin
October 1 & 2, 2017
Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms - there is simply no better way to open the season. Artistic Directors, Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo join New York Philharmonic Principal, Cynthia Phelps, Linton favorite, Bella Hristova, and the legendary Peter Serkin to perform the beloved piano quintet of Brahms.
The Ehnes Quartet
October 29 & 30, 2017
Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” with a “dream-team line-up” (Strings Magazine), the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned string musicians: violinists James Ehnes & Amy Schwartz Moretti, violist Richard O’Neill, and cellist Edward Arron. Don’t miss their performance of quartets by Beethoven and Bartók and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal, Stephen Williamson.
A Treasured Trio with Truls Mørk
November 26 & 27, 2017
THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD-OUT. Please call (513) 381-6868 to find out if tickets become available. Celebrated violinist Cho-Liang Lin and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra pianist Michael Chertock team up with Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk to perform Dvořák’s beloved “Dumky” Trio. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the artistry of one of the best cellists in the world perform in Linton's intimate settings with these extraordinary artists.
Traveling Through Time
January 14, 2018
Vibrant sounds of the flute, harp, cello, and piano are on display in a unique program of trios. Travel through time as pianist Soyeon Kate Lee returns to the Linton stage to join CSO principal musicians Randolph Bowman, Gillian Benet Sella, and Ilya Finkelshteyn performing works by Rameau, Haydn, Weber, Foote, and Ravel.
Subscriber Bonus: Debuts of Elena Urioste & Tom Poster
February 11, 2018
As a thank you, Linton Subscribers will receive a complimentary ticket to this Subscriber Bonus Concert featuring the debuts of Elena Urioste, hailed by the Washington Post as “a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains, and humor” and prize-winning, British pianist Tom Poster. With a reputation for featuring exceptional artists that light up the Linton stage, this bonus program has become a popular event!
Piano Quartets of Note
March 11 & 12, 2018
Linton Artistic Directors, Jaime Laredo & Sharon Robinson return to perform noteworthy piano quartets of Mozart and Fauré. They join award-winning violinist, Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chien, picked by the Boston Globe as one of the Superior Pianists of the Year. Kim and Chien will also perform Ravel’s sonata inspired by American Jazz and Blues.
Ariel IV + CSO Principals = Mendelssohn Octet
Apr 22 & 23, 2018
TICKETS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED TO THE APRIL 23 PERFORMANCE. Please call 513.381.6868 to check availability. Linton celebrates the extraordinary string talents of the Queen City with CSO principals and CCM’s Ariel Quartet in this program featuring Mendelssohn’s remarkable Octet along with Beethoven’s Quintet nicknamed “The Storm” and a distinctive quartet by Kurtag. This rare event promises to be a grand season finale.