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UGA Presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row: National


Alice Tully Hall - New York City

UGA Presents is pleased to partner with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to present a series of eight high-quality prerecorded performances as part of our Studio HH season this fall. Each performance in this artist series includes a brief video feature about one or more of the musicians participating in the program, followed by the presentation of the performance and a prerecorded Q&A. The performances were recorded at Alice Tully Hall, CMS’s home in New York City.

The series of online performances launches Sept. 16 on the UGA Performing Arts Center website and continues through Dec. 9. This series is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Carl S. Hoveland.

Patrick Castillo will present pre-performance talks prior to the performances on Sept. 16, Oct. 7, and Dec. 9.

A digital program file (PDF) will be published on each event web page prior to the start of each performance.

How to Watch:

Each performance can be viewed for free on the Performing Arts Center’s web page for each event. To access the pages:

  • Click on the name of the artist series in the program schedule below, or
  • View the lineup for Studio HH >>here.

The complete schedule can be downloaded >>here (PDF). Registration is not required; simply click on the event web page and enjoy!

Each performance video, including the pre-performance talks, will appear on the event web page at the exact scheduled time and will continue to be available for unlimited viewing for five days. (If you access the page prior to the scheduled start time, you may need to refresh your browser page for the video to appear.)

About CMS Front Row: National:

CMS Front Row was originally conceived in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to perform for live audiences in the concert hall. The series comprises beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the CMS archive, curated by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. CMS Front Row was created to sustain audiences and provide a new way to experience this beautiful art form in a meaningful and innovative way, from the virtual “Front Row,” in the comfort and safety of listeners’ homes.

In addition to the live performance video, each concert includes either introductory remarks from one or more of the artists, offering audiences insights into the music, or a personal look into the artists’ lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. David Finckel and Wu Han serve as hosts for the concerts, and following the performance, there is a Q&A with Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han and artists.

Program schedule:

Artist Series: Alessio Bax, piano, and Lucille Chung, piano
Wed, Sept 16, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Sept 21, 3:00 pm)
MOZART: Concerto in E-flat major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 449
BARTÓK: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Artist Series: Michael Brown, piano
Wed, Sept 23, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Sept 28, 3:00 pm)
BARBER: Souvenirs
BROWN: Prelude and Dance
MENDELSSOHN: Sextet Op. 110

Artist Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Wed, Sept 30, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Oct 5, 3:00 pm)
FOSS: Composer’s Holiday
DVORÁK: Larghetto from Op. 100
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Sextet Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence

Artist Series: Gilbert Kalish, piano
Wed, Oct 7, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Oct 12, 3:00 pm)
CRUMB: Three Early Songs
SCHUBERT: The Shepherd on the Rock D. 965
BRAHMS: Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Artist Series: David Shifrin, clarinet
Wed, Oct 28, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Nov 2, 3:00 pm)
MOZART: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581
BASSI: Concert Fantasia on Verdi’s Rigoletto
ELLINGTON: Clarinet Lament

Artist Series: Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Wed, Nov 11, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Nov 16, 3:00 pm)
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
CHAUSSON: Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

Artist Series: Gloria Chien, piano
Wed, Nov 18, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Nov 23, 3:00 pm)
FIELD: Nocturne No. 2 for Piano
LISZT: Grand duo concertant Le Marin
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in C-minor, Op. 1

Artist Series: Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Wed, Dec 9, 3:00 pm (view until Mon, Dec 14, 3:00 pm)
MOZART: (arr. Czerny) Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466
SMETANA Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.