Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Wu Han and Friends
Wednesday Society Salon
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Pianist Wu Han, a 2019 Beyer Artist-in-Residence, returns to The Four Arts leading a program featuring the grace, wit, and charm of French music. Early works by Saint-Saëns (Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18) and Fauré (Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15) recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19th-century Parisian salons. Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.

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 
Paul Huang, violin 
Matthew Lipman, viola 
Clive Greensmith, cello 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 

Allegro vivace 

Andante 

Presto 

Allegro 

 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello 

Allégro 

Très vif 

Lent 

Vif 

 // 

Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 34’ 

Allegro molto moderato 

Scherzo, Allegro vivo 

Adagio 

Allegro molto 

Co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society, pianist Wu Han is among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She is a recipient of Musical America’s Musician of the Year award and has risen to international prominence through her wide-ranging activities as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. In high demand as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Wu Han appears at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, and performs extensively as duo partner with cellist David Finckel. Together, they co-founded ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalogue has won widespread critical praise. Recent recordings include a set of three Wu Han LIVE albums, a collaborative production between the ArtistLed and Music@Menlo LIVE labels. The latest captures Wu Han’s live performances of Fauré’s piano quartets from the festival. Complementing her work as a performing artist, Wu Han’s artistic partnerships bring her in contact with new audiences in the US and abroad: she is Artistic Advisor of The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts’ Chamber Music at the Barns series, co-founder and artistic director of Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute in Silicon Valley. In recognition of her passionate commitment to music education, Montclair State University has appointed her a special artist-in-residence.

Event Info

Pianist Wu Han, a 2019 Beyer Artist-in-Residence, returns to The Four Arts leading a program featuring the grace, wit, and charm of French music. Early works by Saint-Saëns (Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18) and Fauré (Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15) recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19th-century Parisian salons. Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.

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 
Paul Huang, violin 
Matthew Lipman, viola 
Clive Greensmith, cello 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 

Allegro vivace 

Andante 

Presto 

Allegro 

 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello 

Allégro 

Très vif 

Lent 

Vif 

 // 

Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 34’ 

Allegro molto moderato 

Scherzo, Allegro vivo 

Adagio 

Allegro molto 

More About The Artist

Co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society, pianist Wu Han is among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She is a recipient of Musical America’s Musician of the Year award and has risen to international prominence through her wide-ranging activities as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. In high demand as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Wu Han appears at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, and performs extensively as duo partner with cellist David Finckel. Together, they co-founded ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalogue has won widespread critical praise. Recent recordings include a set of three Wu Han LIVE albums, a collaborative production between the ArtistLed and Music@Menlo LIVE labels. The latest captures Wu Han’s live performances of Fauré’s piano quartets from the festival. Complementing her work as a performing artist, Wu Han’s artistic partnerships bring her in contact with new audiences in the US and abroad: she is Artistic Advisor of The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts’ Chamber Music at the Barns series, co-founder and artistic director of Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute in Silicon Valley. In recognition of her passionate commitment to music education, Montclair State University has appointed her a special artist-in-residence.

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