Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: David Finckel, Wu Han, and Arnaud Sussmann
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

The second all-Beethoven program this season features three masters performing his chamber music masterpieces: The Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1; the “Kreutzer” Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47; and the “Archduke” Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, the gold standard of the piano trio genre. Join pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, 2019 Beyer Artists-in-Residence, and violinist Arnaud Sussmann in a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important composers in history.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

Wu Han, piano 
Arnaud Sussmann, violin 
David Finckel, cello 

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 25’ 

Adagio sostenuto – Allegro 

Rondo. Allegro vivace 

 

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer 40’ 

Adagio sostenuto – Presto 

Andante con variazioni 

Presto 

 // 

 Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke” 40’ 

Allegro moderato 

Scherzo (Allegro) 

Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Poco piu adagio. 

Allegro moderato – Presto 

David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, the energy, imagination, and integrity they bring to their concert performances and artistic projects go unmatched.

Season highlights include performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS); a seven-city U.S. tour with violinist Daniel Hope and violist Paul Neubauer; trio performances with violinist Philip Setzer; and Far East appearances in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Shanghai. The duo will also be the subject of two television features to be broadcast on PBS stations across the country.

David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, are also the founders and Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo. The cofounders and Artistic Directors of South Korea’s Chamber Music Today festival from 2011 to 2018, this season the duo inaugurates an immersive, week-long festival in Palm Beach. Wu Han also currently serves as Artistic Advisor of Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music at the Barns for two seasons.

Leaders of the classical recording industry, they created ArtistLed in 1997, the first musician-directed and internet-based classical recording company. David Finckel and Wu Han have also overseen the multiple media projects at CMS, and the Music@Menlo LIVE label, which has been praised as “the most ambitious recording project of any classical music festival in the world” (San Jose Mercury News).

Dedicated to the next generation of artists, under their leadership at CMS the Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) identifies and inducts the finest young chamber artists into the entire spectrum of CMS activities. Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute has provided hundreds of students with incomparable, immersive musical experiences. David Finckel and Wu Han direct the LG Chamber Music School in South Korea, and from 2013 to 2018, led an intensive chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School. This season, David Finckel and Wu Han’s website introduces a new initiative which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing today’s classical music performers and presenters.

Event Info

The second all-Beethoven program this season features three masters performing his chamber music masterpieces: The Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1; the “Kreutzer” Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47; and the “Archduke” Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, the gold standard of the piano trio genre. Join pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, 2019 Beyer Artists-in-Residence, and violinist Arnaud Sussmann in a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important composers in history.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALON
Gallery admission is included as part of a dazzling evening of entertainment on select Wednesdays. See the exhibition, hear a live performance, and enjoy a Prosecco reception before the concert and during intermission.

WEDNESDAY SOCIETY SALONS ARE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY LINDA R. OLSSON, INC., REALTOR.

Program Notes

Wu Han, piano 
Arnaud Sussmann, violin 
David Finckel, cello 

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 25’ 

Adagio sostenuto – Allegro 

Rondo. Allegro vivace 

 

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer 40’ 

Adagio sostenuto – Presto 

Andante con variazioni 

Presto 

 // 

 Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke” 40’ 

Allegro moderato 

Scherzo (Allegro) 

Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Poco piu adagio. 

Allegro moderato – Presto 

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David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, the energy, imagination, and integrity they bring to their concert performances and artistic projects go unmatched.

Season highlights include performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS); a seven-city U.S. tour with violinist Daniel Hope and violist Paul Neubauer; trio performances with violinist Philip Setzer; and Far East appearances in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Shanghai. The duo will also be the subject of two television features to be broadcast on PBS stations across the country.

David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, are also the founders and Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo. The cofounders and Artistic Directors of South Korea’s Chamber Music Today festival from 2011 to 2018, this season the duo inaugurates an immersive, week-long festival in Palm Beach. Wu Han also currently serves as Artistic Advisor of Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music at the Barns for two seasons.

Leaders of the classical recording industry, they created ArtistLed in 1997, the first musician-directed and internet-based classical recording company. David Finckel and Wu Han have also overseen the multiple media projects at CMS, and the Music@Menlo LIVE label, which has been praised as “the most ambitious recording project of any classical music festival in the world” (San Jose Mercury News).

Dedicated to the next generation of artists, under their leadership at CMS the Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two) identifies and inducts the finest young chamber artists into the entire spectrum of CMS activities. Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute has provided hundreds of students with incomparable, immersive musical experiences. David Finckel and Wu Han direct the LG Chamber Music School in South Korea, and from 2013 to 2018, led an intensive chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School. This season, David Finckel and Wu Han’s website introduces a new initiative which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing today’s classical music performers and presenters.

TICKETS

Reserved Tickets:  $40
No charge to Four Arts Members

Tickets available:
January 15, 2020:
Chairman’s Forum and Benefactors Council members

January 29, 2020:
All Four Arts members

February 6, 2020:
Public

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