2020-2021 SEASON SCHEDULE
Live from Linton!
The safety of our audiences and artists remains a priority and will throughout the entire 2020-21 season. Yet music still has the power to connect us, and live performances will always have the ability to transcend time and space. It is in this spirit that Linton Chamber Music announces its Live from Linton! 2020-21 season. Live performances will be streamed online from the Linton stage at First Unitarian Church. Please mark your calendars and be sure to enjoy these world-class performances from the safety and comfort of your home.
Programs and artists are subject to change – especially given the current circumstances!
October 4, 2020
Join us live as Artistic Directors Jaime Laredo & Sharon Robinson launch our all-online season with Cathy Meng Robinson, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Keith Robinson. The program features the Cincinnati premiere of “A Shattered Vessel”, a new work by Richard Danielpour co-commissioned by Linton Chamber Music as well as Schubert’s sublime String Quintet in C Major.
November 1, 2020
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artist member, Danbi Um makes her Linton debut. The acclaimed violinist will share the stage with an array of Cincinnati’s world-class musicians including, clarinetist Christopher Pell, cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, and pianist Ran Dank performing works by Bartók, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn.
December 6, 2020
Beethoven’s Septet was arguably one of his most famous works during his lifetime. This masterpiece for winds and strings is paired with the work that served as its inspiration, Mozart’s Divertimento. Outstanding members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra’s Principal Violist and Cincinnati native, Wesley Collins, and Linton’s Artistic Directors, Laredo & Robinson.
January 10, 2021
January 31, 2021
March 21, 2021
May 2, 2021
The virtual season closes with the celebrated Miami String Quartet performing with Eric Kim, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This vibrant program features Slavic works by Martinů and Dvořák as well as Glazunov’s treasured String Quintet.
Schubert’s Beloved “Trout” Quintet
October 13 & 14, 2019
Artistic Directors Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo kick off their 10th Anniversary season with a program that features Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet with esteemed artists and colleagues, pianist, Joseph Kalichstein, violist, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and bassist Owen Lee.
Founder’s Birthday Celebration
November 3 & 4, 2019
Celebrate the 90th birthday of Linton’s founder, Dick Waller, with chamber music masterpieces for winds. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra principals Christopher Pell and Ilya Finkelshteyn join pianist Orli Shaham for Brahms’s Clarinet Trio. The celebration wraps up with Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds featuring Shaham and Pell along with Dwight Parry, William Winstead, and Elizabeth Freimuth.
The New York Philharmonic String Quartet
December 8 & 9, 2019
Back by popular demand, the New York Philharmonic String Quartet returns to Cincinnati. The renowned ensemble will perform string quartet masterworks by Mozart and Ravel, as well as Dvorak’s iconic “American” quartet.
Subscriber Bonus: Stefani Matsuo & Sandra Rivers
January 12, 2020
As a thank you to subscribers, newly appointed Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Stefani Matsuo will perform an exclusive recital with pianist Sandra Rivers. [This program has been changed from what was originally announced. Mr. Tomer Gewirtzman is pursuing other creative endeavors in his native Israel, and will therefore not be available for performances in the US this season.]
Miami String Quartet with Eric Kim
March 15 & 16, 2020 - CANCELED
CANCELED - Due to the corona virus situation, we have decided to cancel our March 15 & 16 concerts. An email will be sent out with further details. Please be sure to sign up to receive emails below. We thank you for your understanding. The critically acclaimed Miami String Quartet performs with special guest cellist, Eric Kim. This vibrant program features works by Martinů, Smetana, and Glazunov’s romantic and melodious Quintet for Strings.
The Cleveland Connection
Apr 19 & 20, 2020 - CANCELLED
Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson celebrate musical friendships by performing with current and former Cleveland Orchestra members, Franklin Cohen, Stephen Rose, Lynne Ramsey, and Jeanne Preucil Rose. This program features a Mozart String Quintet and the beloved Clarinet Quintet by Brahms.
May 10 & 11, 2020 - CANCELLED
Incredible stars of the chamber music world, Benjamin Hochman, Danbi Um, James Thompson, Matthew Lipman, and Edward Arron will join forces in Cincinnati to close the 2019-20 season. The program features works by Mozart and Enescu and a tour de force piano quintet by Franck.