For classical music lovers, the Boise Chamber Music Series is a must. It brings some of the best chamber music groups in the world to Boise State University’s campus for concerts in the intimate 200-seat Morrison Center recital hall. The group also supports development of the local chamber music community with workshops and a competition in the spring.
Season tickets are still available for the four concerts: $100 general, and $80 for students or retired people. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m.
Trio Debussy, Sept. 19: Harpist Marcia Dickstein, flutist Angela Wiegand, and violist David Walther will play "Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp" by Claude Debussy, and a world premiere of Hollywood composer Jonathan Sacks’ Trio “Cominciamento di Gioia.”
The Horszowski Trio, Nov. 14: Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” this group clicked from the start. Jesse Mills, a twice Grammy-nominated violinist, first performed with cellist Raman Ramakrishnan when they were children. As adults in New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Aizawa was the last pupil of pianist Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute. The trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity.
The American Brass Quintet, March 13: This group is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles working today. They have made nearly 60 recordings and given premieres of more than 150 contemporary brass works. Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as “the high priests of brass.”
The Dover Quartet, April 24: This group swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition to become one of the top in the field. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” The quartet has also won top prizes at the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. In 2013-14, the quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.
Reserve season tickets by emailing Jeanne Belfy.