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  • Three musicians sit next to each other and are shown in profile playing their instruments, a bassoon, a French horn and a clarinet.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s
Front Row: National
Winds from Different Lands

12:00 pm Monday, March 14, 2022

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National virtual concert collection features beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the society’s archive, curated by organization Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han.

The series was created to provide a new way for audiences to experience chamber music in a meaningful and innovative way—from the virtual “front row,” in the comfort and safety of listeners’ homes.

This episode of the recorded digital series features wind music by composers from western, central, and eastern Europe plus the United States.

The program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Selections from Don Giovanni (James Austin Smith, Stephen Taylor, oboists; Tommaso Lonquich, Rome de-Guise Langlois, clarinetists; Mark Goldberg, Peter Kolkay, bassoonists; David Jolley, Erik Reed, horn players)
Mily Balakirev: Octet for flute, oboe, horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano, Op. 3 (Ransom Wilson, flutist; James Austin Smith, oboist; David Jolley, horn player; Sean Lee, violinist, Mark Holloway, violist, Inbal Segev, cellist; Xavier Foley, double bassist; Michael Brown, pianist)


Samuel Barber: Summer Music for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, Op. 31 (Tara Helen O’Connor, flutist; Stephen Taylor, oboist; Sebastian Manz, clarinetist; Peter Kolkay, bassoonist, Radovan Vlatkovic, horn player)
Francis Poulenc: Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano (Tara Helen O’Connor, flutist; Stephen Taylor, oboist; Romie de-Guise Langlois, clarinetist; Peter Kolkay, bassoonist, Radovan Vlatkovic, horn player; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pianist)

During intermission, Finckel and Han engage in a discussion with selected musicians who are part of the program.

Finckel and Han previously performed at the Center for the Performing Arts as a duo in 2005, and with violinist Philip Setzer in 2017 and 2018 for the Beethoven Piano Trios. Finckel also performed at Penn State as a member of Emerson String Quartet in 1990, 2002, and 2009.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. With its home in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the society is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances and its programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide.

Watch the event beginning at noon Monday, March 14. It will be available for streaming until noon Friday, March 18.


Foxdale Village
Elinor C. Lewis
Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand
Lam and Lina Hood

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board helps make this program free of charge.

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