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Taos Chamber Music Group Announces 27th Season!

When: See complete schedule here.
Where: Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art
Tickets: Admission $25/adults, $20/Alliance members, $12/students
More information: taoschambermusicgroup.org

The Taos Chamber Music Group announces its 27th series of chamber music performances. The upcoming season will focus on chamber music’s younger voices, introducing Hub New Music who will perform pieces recently written for them; a Chatter concert of 21st century music, including works by Pulitzer Prize winners John Adams and Caroline Shaw; and an exuberant program of compositions written when composers were 30 and under.

Violinist Laurie Carney of the American String Quartet will open TCMG’s season with her elegant artistry, and another TCMG favorite, Gleb Ivanov, will be featured in an awe-inspiring solo piano concert as well as in a Russian chamber music program.

Widening the chamber music lens, TCMG brings “World Journey,” featuring Suzanne Teng and Gilbert Levy playing “music for the soul” on flutes, percussion and strings from around the globe. Shakespeare takes center stage in the season finale with music inspired by the bard and his words spoken by Taos thespian David Garver.

Concerts (except the Contributors Thank You Concert) take place in the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art, where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group. Performances begin at 5:30 p.m. so you can make an evening of it and enjoy dinner afterwards at one of our participating restaurants.

Tickets go on sale in August at www.taoschambermusicgroup.org.

Opening Weekend with Laurie Carney
Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
Taos favorite and violinist of the American String Quartet, Laurie Carney is featured in a program of works by Bach, Kodaly, Goosens and Faure with TCMG pianist Debra Ayers and flutist Nancy Laupheimer.

Play It Forward with Hub New Music
Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2019, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
TCMG brings a dynamic young group of flute, clarinet, violin and cello to Taos to perform recent works that address the concepts of memory, reflection, connection and nostalgia.

Prokofiev Piano Power with Gleb Ivanov
Friday only, December 13, 2019, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
A rare opportunity to hear a program of all Prokofiev piano sonatas. These stirring pieces come to life under the facile fingers of virtuoso Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov.

Return to Russia Holiday Concerts
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2019, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
Pianist Gleb Ivanov joins LP How, violin, Sally Guenther, cello, Nancy Laupheimer, flute, and Samantha Brenner, bassoon, in this program of Russian chamber music by Borodin, Glinka and Arensky.

Chatter
Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
The Chatter-style format returns with compelling contemporary music by Carolyn Shaw, John Luther Adams, Yuko Uebayashi and John Adams, with poetry by Ariana Kramer and two minutes of silence.

Youthful Exuberance
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
Uplifting compositions for flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano that express an exuberant optimism, written when composers were 30 or younger, including works by Mozart, Judd Greenstein, George Rochberg and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

World Journey with Suzanne Teng & Gilbert Levy
Saturday & Sunday, April 18 &19, 2020, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
TCMG presents a different kind of chamber music with members of the award-winning Mystic Journey, Suzanne Teng (world flutes) and Gilbert Levy (world strings and percussion, and synths), in original music inspired by cultures from around the world.

Sounds of Shakespeare with David Garver
Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2020, 5:30 pm, Harwood Museum of Art
A multimedia program that combines some of Shakespeare’s most powerful words with music inspired by them, including works by Britten, Mendelssohn, Gluck and Korngold for flute, violin, and piano four hands. With actor David Garver.

Tickets go on sale in August at www.taoschambermusicgroup.org.

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