taos chamber music group
Celebrating 24 years of wild and scenic music.
Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry, the Taos Chamber Music Group’s twenty-fourth concert series of “wild and scenic” music continues to be informed by the unique flavor of its home in Taos, NM. Programs begin in September and run through May. They include TCMG’s signature mix of chamber music masterpieces, more contemporary works and multidisciplinary collaborations, performed by some of NM’s finest musicians as well as guest artists from around the world.
Play It Forward
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 5:30PM
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 5:30PM
This year’s program featuring young composers and musicians also addresses the idea of music as a transformative force. Twenty year old Eddie Pogossian will be featured in Bach’s Second Cello Suite and join TCMG members for Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor and David Lang’s Shortfall for piccolo, violin, cello and piano, a piece that Lang says expends a large amount of effort to go a very small distance. Robert Bradshaw’s Concerto for Catherine for flute, violin and piano, written for a flutist with cerebral palsy, is based on the idea of uneven gait being a kind of dance, and Conrad Tao’s (b. 1994) A Walk for solo piano aims to capture an imagined conversation with his first teacher, if he were still alive.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:30PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:30PM
Transcending generations and art forms, TCMG’s season concludes with a multimedia collaboration with optics artist Ethan Jackson and features young musicians, Eliana Razzino Yang (16) and Michelle Cann (28). In addition, flutist Gretchen Pusch returns for J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata 1029 and Yuko Uebayashi’s Transcending Time for two flutes and piano. Cann will also perform solo in Debussy’s Images, and Yang joins her for Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op. 102, No.1 and plays George Crumb’s Sonata for Solo Cello.
All performances begin at 5:30 PM (except for the house concert which is one performance only beginning at 3 p.m.) so that you can enjoy dinner out afterwards at one of our participating restaurants.
Order tickets by mail or at taoschambermusicgroup.org (get one concert free with season ticket subscription), or purchase in advance two weeks prior to each concert at the Harwood Museum.