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!

Upcoming Concerts


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 two of Cincinnati’s world-class musicians, cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn and pianist Ran Dank performing works by Haydn, Korngold, and Mendelssohn.* Please note this program have been revised from the orginal.


CANCELED - December 6, 2020


Artistic Directors, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson return to perform with pianist, Anna Polonsky, violist, Steven Tenenbom, and double bassist, Owen Lee. This revised Live from Linton! program will include Schubert's famous "Trout" Quintet as well as a piano quintet by Vaughan Williams.


CANCELED - January 10, 2021


Linton Chamber Music begins the year 2021 with the purity of Bach. Recognized for commanding performances delivered with dazzling virtuosity, violinist Jennifer Koh presents a very special all-Bach, solo violin program.


CANCELED - January 31, 2021


New York City’s finest returns to the Queen City. New York Philharmonic String Quartet members Frank Huang, Sheryl Staples, Cynthia Phelps, and Carter Brey perform a program showcasing works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Webern, and Beethoven.


CANCELED - March 21, 2021


Esteemed pianist Sandra Rivers is called back to the Linton stage to perform alongside Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra principals Stefani Matsuo and Ilya Finkelshteyn. The program features sonatas by Barber and Prokofiev as well as Schumann’s Piano Trio in d minor.


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.

Past Concerts

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.

Season Finale

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.