2019/2020 Season

Presenting our 35th concert season with a series of eight concerts featuring internationally known and regionally acclaimed artists.

NOTICE- Due to travel and other restrictions related to the coronavirus, we have been forced to cancel the remaining 2020 concerts. We're working hard to bring you an amazing new season as soon as possible. 

Watch this space for our reopening announcement and concert schedule!

2019/2020 Season Completed Concerts

Hannah Penn and David Saffert
Performed a program of Classical Cabaret on October 6, 2019  
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a diverse career as a performer of opera, oratorio, and recital literature. Frequently praised for her musicality and the timbre of her voice, Ms. Penn has recently been called “…a major talent”, and “…an intelligent and wonderfully musical singer” by Portland’s Willamette Week, and was praised for having “…intriguing colors at both ends of her range” by The Oregonian. She has sung more than twenty operatic roles with Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Tacoma Opera, and other companies. 
David Saffert is a classically trained pianist from Wisconsin.  He has been seen on stage in sketch comedy, improv, solo piano concerts, and in his very own music & comedy variety shows. David has worked as a pianist with such organizations as the Guthrie Theater (MN), Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.
ATOS Trio
Hugely acclaimed German Piano Trio
Performed Sunday, November 3, 2019
 
The Detroit Press proclaimed: "Three voices – one sound: The kind of pitch-perfect unanimity of phrasing, tone, feeling and interpretation that distinguishes the finest chamber ensembles."
 
Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the ATOS TRIO strives to convey the spirit of string quartet playing to the piano trio realm. Never shying from extremes, the ensemble aims to push limits when it comes to sound and dynamics and is known for its honesty of interpretation. The 'Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award' recognized the achievement of the ATOS TRIO and awarded this distinction to the trio in 2007. It offers the winners twenty important US concerts including a debut concert at New York's Carnegie Hall and performances in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City and Tucson.
Michael Brown
Pianist, Composer, and Lincoln Center Emerging Young Artist
Performed Sunday, January 5, 2020

Michael Brown has been described as “one of the most refined of all pianist-composers” (International Piano) and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times). His unique artistry is reflected in his creative approach to programming, which often interweaves the classics and his own compositions.  Winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Brown has recently performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the National Philharmonic, and the Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany Symphonies; and recitals at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, the Smithsonian, and the Gilmore Festival. He was selected by András Schiff to perform on an international solo tour making debuts in Berlin, Milan, Florence, Zurich’s Tonhalle and New York’s 92nd Street Y.
St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
World Class Piano Quartet 
Performed on Sunday, February 9, 2020
The Quartet was founded in spring of 2014, making its debut in New York City the same season with a pair of extremely successful concerts on the popular Barge Music series. Since then, they have performed nationwide, including the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, Music Mountain, Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Friends of Chamber Music of Troy, NY; Music at Kohl Mansion, and many other series. They received a GRAMMY nomination and “Best Record” honors in Gramophone Magazine, held a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory, and gave hundreds of concerts on many of North America, Europe and Asia’s most prestigious series and festivals.