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Dimitri Papadimitriou, Artistic Director

The Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series is a collection of concerts in Pittsburgh's Kresge Theatre that brings together exceptional guests artists with members of the Carnegie Mellon University Faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a unique chamber experience in a small, intimate space. The series is currently on its eighth season.

2022/23 Season:

Saturday October 15, 2022: AUGUSTIN HADELICH @ CMU

Schumann: Dichterliebe op.48

Sari Gruber - soprano | Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major op.81

Augustin Hadelich - violin | Marta Krechkovsky - violin |

Tatjana Mead Chamis - viola | Anne Martindale Williams - cello

Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Tuesday November 15, 2022: UKRAINIAN GEMS

Lyatoshinsky: String Quartet No.4

CMU Honors Quartet

Skoryk: Melody for piano trio

Skoryk: Allegretto and Dance for violin and piano

Lysenko: Elegy for cello and piano

Barvinsky: Piano Trio in A minor Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major op.81

Dylan Naroff - violin | Mikhail Istomin - cello | Igor Kraevsky - piano

Monday February 20, 2023: MAHLER, SCHULHOFF AND "TROUT"

Mahler: Ruckert-Lieder

Daniel Teadt - baritone | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Sschulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola and bass

Lorna McGhee - flute | David Harding - viola | Micah Howard - bass

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, "Trout" 

David McCarroll - violin | David Harding - viola | Charlie Powers - cello 

Micah Howard - bass | Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Tuesday March 28, 2023: FROM 1920 TO 2020

Bartok: Contrasts

Victoria Luperi - clarinet | Dennis O'Boyle - violin | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Ravel: Duo for violin and cello

Dennis O'Boyle - violin | Michael DeBruyn - cello

Gregory Walker: Selections from Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop Fantasies for two violins

CMU Honors Quartet violinists

Quinn Mason: Two Fleeting Daydreams

Victoria Luperi - clarinet | Dennis O'Boyle - violin | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Jennifer Higdon: Celestial Hymns

Victoria Luperi - clarinet | Dennis O'Boyle - violin | CMU Honors Quartet violist

Michael DeBruyn - cello | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Thursday April 27, 2023: "DUMKY" AND A TWIST

Rota: Sonata for viola and piano 

David Harding - viola | Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Dobrinka Tabakova: The smile of the flamboyant wings 

CMU Honors Quartet

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Piano Trio

Dvorak: Piano Trio in E minor op.90, "Dumky"

Andrés Cárdenes - violin | Anne Martindale Williams - cello 

Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

2021/22 Season:

Monday October 4, 2021: A NEW DAWN

George Walker: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1

Monique Mead - violin | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Tatjana Mead Chamis - viola | Mikhail Istomin - cello

Steven Franklin: Sonata for Tuba and Piano (world premiere)

Craig Knox - tuba | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Granados: Piano Trio No.1 in C Major

Cecee Pantikian - violin | Will Chow - cello | Rodrigo Ojeda - piano

Monday November 8, 2021: THE NEW B's: BOLOGNE & BEETHOVEN

Bologne: Quartet Concertante No.5 in G major 

CMU Honors String Quartet

Beethoven: Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, op.16

Cynthia DeAlmeida - oboe  |  Victoria Luperi - clarinet |

William Caballero – French horn  | David Sogg - bassoon | Rodrigo Ojeda - piano

Monday February 7, 2022: A FEMALE COMPOSER GALA

Galbraith: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" , "The Mountain and the River" 

CMU Singers | Thomas Douglas - conductor

Viardot: "Aimez-moi ma mignonne", "Hai Lui"

Florence Price: "My Soul's Been Anchored in de Lord"

Jennifer Aylmer – piano  |  Ellen Risinger - piano

C.Schumann: Three Romances for violin and piano

L.Boulanger: Nocturne for violin and piano

Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  Luz Manriquez – piano

F.Mendelssohn: Romance in G minor for cello and piano

Bronwyn Banerdt – cello  |  Luz Manriquez – piano

Jessie Montgomery: Duet for Cello and Piano

Jennifer Orchard – violin | Bronwyn Banerdt – cello

Thursday March 17, 2022: NOAH RETURNS @ CMU: A SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING THE ROSAMUNDE STRING QUARTET

Beethoven: String Quartet in D Major, op.18 no.3 

Barber: String Quartet in B minor op.11

Rosamunde String Quartet: Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin | Shanshan Yao, violin

Teng Li, viola | Nathan Vickery, cello

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op.44

Rosamunde String Quartet | Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Tuesday March 22, 2022: A SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING ALEXI KENNEY

Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No.1 for solo violin

Alexi Kenney - violin

John Adams: Road Movies

Alexi Kenney - violin | Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Dvorak: Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major, op.87

Alexi Kenney - violin  |  David Harding - viola |

Anne Martindale Williams – cello  | Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Tuesday April 19, 2022: BEETHOVEN 250+: ARCHDUKE

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G for violin and piano

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  | Luz Manriquez – piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Major, op.97 "Archduke"

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

2020/21 Season: "ARTS UNIFIED"

Monday September 21, 2020: AMERICAN VOICE Vol.1

READING: "Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

Jessie Montgomery: Strum

George Walker: String Quartet No.1

Jennifer Orchard – violin | Laura Motchalov - violin | 

Tatjana Mead Chamis - viola | Mikhail Istomin - cello

Monday October 12, 2020: GREAT DAMES

READING: Excerpt from "Sula" by Toni Morrison

Florence Price: Fantasy for Violin & Piano No.1

Florence Price: Fantasy for Violin & Piano No.2

Monique Mead - violin | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor

Monique Mead - violin | Alexandra Thompson - cello | Sung-Im Kim - piano

Monday November 23, 2020: AMERICAN VOICE Vol.2

READING: "Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation" by John Lewis

Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915

Sari Gruber - soprano | Mark Carver - piano

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano

Christopher Wu - violin | Rodrigo Ojeda - piano

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Monday January 18, 2021: AN EVENING WITH VADIM GLUZMAN

READING: "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint George: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3

Vadim Gluzman - violin | Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No.1 for solo violin

Vadim Gluzman - violin

Brahms: Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor

Vadim Gluzman - violin | David Harding – viola  |

Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Monday February 15, 2021: BEETHOVEN 250+: QUINTET FOR WINDS & PIANO

READING: "Human Family" by Maya Angelou

Valerie Coleman: "Fanmi Imen" for flute and piano

Lorna McGhee - flute | Vahan Sargsyan – piano

Beethoven: Quintet for Winds and Piano in E-flat Major, op.16

Cynthia DeAlmeida - oboe  |  Victoria Luperi - clarinet |

William Caballero – French horn  | David Sogg - bassoon | Rodrigo Ojeda - piano

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Monday March 29, 2021: BEETHOVEN 250+: ARCHDUKE TRIO

READING: "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G for violin and piano

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  | Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Major, op.97 "Archduke"

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Monday April 26, 2021: AMERICAN NARRATIVE

READING: "I, Too" by Langston Hughes

William Dawson: Spirituals

Jennifer Aylmer - soprano | Britney Yauger - soprano |

CMU singers - choir | Thomas Douglas - conductor

2019/20 Season

Wednesday September 25, 2019: THE RUSSIAN EFFECT

Arensky: Suite for Two pianos, op.15

Vahan Sargsyan – piano  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Prokofiev: Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, op.35bis

Cyrus Forough – violin  |  Rodrigo Ojeda – piano

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, op.8

Kelsey Blumenthal – violin  |  Charlie Powers – cello  |  Rodrigo Ojeda – piano 

Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments

featuring members of the Renaissance City Winds  and C Street Brass 

Monday November 25, 2019: OUR NEW HAMBURG STEINWAY

Debussy: Suite Bergamasque

Frederic Chiu - piano

Ravel: La Valse for two pianos

Luz Manriquez – piano  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Schubert: Sonatina for violin and piano in A minor, D.385

Andrés Cárdenes - violin  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Romance (arr. Frederic Chiu)

Frederic Chiu - piano

Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor

Frederic Chiu - piano

Monday February 10, 2020: MUSIC OF STEEL: CELEBRATING PITTSBURGH-BASED COMPOSERS

David Stock: A Vanished World

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  David Harding – viola  |  Gretchen Van Hoesen – harp

Marilyn Taft Thomas: Sonic Moments for oboe, cello and piano (premiere)

Cynthia DeAlmeida - oboe  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  | 

Luz Manriquez, piano

Leonardo Balada: Caprichos No.3 for violin and piano

Jeremy Black - violin  |  Luz Manriquez, piano

Reza Vali: Persian Suite

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Vahan Sargsyan, piano

Nancy Galbraith: Interrupted Atmosphere (premiere)

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Cynthia DeAlmeida - oboe  |  William Caballero – French horn  |  Jeremy Black - violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  | 

Dimitri Papadimitriou - piano

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Tuesday March 24, 2020: BEETHOVEN'S 250th WITH JOHN O'CONOR

Beethoven: String Quartet No.11 in f minor, op.95 "Serioso"

CMU Honors String Quartet

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, "op.27 No.2 "Moonlight"

John O'Conor - piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, op. 58 (arr. for piano & string quintet)

John O'Conor - piano  |  David Harding – viola  |  David Premo - cello  |

Members of the CMU Honors String Quartet

(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Tuesday April 28, 2020: TWO MASTERPIECES: BEETHOVEN'S ARCHDUKE TRIO & BRAHMS' F MAJOR STRING QUINTET

Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Major, op.97 "Archduke"

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Brahms: String Quintet in F Major, op.88

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Christopher Wu – violin  |  David Harding – viola

Tatjana Mead Chamis - viola  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |

2018/19 Season

Monday October 8, 2018: RUSSIAN GEMS

Tchaikovsky: Selection of Songs for Soprano and Piano

Sari Gruber – soprano  |  Mark Carver – piano

Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano

Cyrus Forough – violin  |  Rodrigo Ojeda – piano

Rachmaninov: Vocalise for Cello and Piano

David Premo – cello  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Prokofiev: Ballade for Cello and Piano in C Major, op.15

David Premo – cello  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Shostakovich: Concertino for Two Pianos in A minor, op.94

Luz Manriquez – piano  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Thursday November 8, 2018: A VIENNESE SOIRÉE: A SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING JOHN O'CONOR

Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K.448

John O’Conor - piano  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Schubert: Selection of Songs for Soprano and Piano

Jennifer Aylmer – soprano  |  John O’Conor - piano

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.3 in A Major, op.69

Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  John O’Conor - piano

Monday February 18, 2019: MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS

Barber: Hermit Songs, op.29

Jennifer Aylmer – soprano  |  Djordje Nesic – piano

Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Vahan Sargsyan – piano

Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango for Flute and Harp

Alberto Almarza – flute  |  Gretchen Van Hoesen – harp

Selections from two Brass Quintets by Enrique Crespo and Paquito D’Rivera

George Vosburgh – trumpet  |  Neal Berntsen – trumpet  |  William Caballero – French horn  |  Peter Sullivan – trombone  |  Craig Knox – tuba

Wednesday March 27, 2019: ROMANTIC EMBARKMENT -

DVORAK AND BRAHMS

Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, op.97

David Harding – viola  |  CMU Honors String Quartet

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, op.34

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Christopher Wu – violin  |  David Harding – viola

Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

 

Monday April 29, 2019: AN EVENING WITH THE CLARION QUARTET

Mendelssohn: String Quintet No.2 in B-flat Major, op.87

Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  Marta Krechkovsky – violin  |  Tatjana Mead Chamis – viola  |  David Harding – viola  |  Bronwyn Banerdt – cello

Weinberg: Piano Quintet, op.18

Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  Marta Krechkovsky – violin  |  Tatjana Mead Chamis – viola  |  Bronwyn Banerdt – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

2017/18 Season

Wednesday September 27: THE GOLDEN TRADITION - BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS & MAHLER

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Monique Mead – violin  |  Stephen Schultz – baroque flute  |  

Sergey Schepkin – harpsichord 

Beethoven: String Trio op.9 no.3 in C Minor

Kelsey Blumenthal – violin  |  Marylene Gingras-Roy – viola  |  

Bronwyn Banerdt – cello

Brahms: Two Songs for Voice, Viola & Piano, op.91

Daniel Teadt – baritone  |  Marylene Gingras-Roy – viola  |  Mark Carver – piano

Mahler: Piano Quartet in A Minor

Kelsey Blumenthal – violin  |  Marylene Gingras-Roy – viola  |  Bronwyn Banerdt – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Thursday November 16: WONDERFUL WINDS

Mozart: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, K.452

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida – oboe  |  Victoria Luperi – clarinet  |  David Sogg – bassoon  |  William Caballero – French horn  |  Sergey Schepkin – piano

Martinu: Sonata for Flute and Piano, H.306

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano 

Galbraith: ”Rhythms and Rituals” for Piano & Woodwind Quintet

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida – oboe  |  Victoria Luperi – clarinet  |  David Sogg – bassoon   |  William Caballero – French horn  |  

Luz Manriquez – piano

Poulenc: Sextet for Piano & Woodwind Quintet, op.100

Lorna McGhee – flute  |  Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida – oboe  |  Victoria Luperi – clarinet  |  David Sogg – bassoon  |  William Caballero – French horn  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Monday February 12: RUSSIAN DUOS

Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F Minor, op.80

Cyrus Forough – violin  |  Rodrigo Ojeda – piano 

Rachmaninov: Selection of songs for Soprano and Piano

Jennifer Aylmer – soprano  |  Djordje Nesic  – piano

Prokofiev: Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major, op.94

Alberto Almarza – flute  |  Vahan Sargsyan – piano

Monday April 2: A FRANCO-GERMAN EVENING - SPOHR & RAVEL

Spohr: Double Quartet No.3 in E Minor, op.87

Jeremy Black – violin  |  Christopher Wu – violin  |  David Harding – viola  |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  CMU Honors String Quartet

Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor

Andrés Cárdenes – violin   |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Monday April 23: SLAVIC CHARM - A SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING JAMES EHNES

Dvorak: Terzetto in C Major for two violins and viola, op.74

Marta Krechkovsky – violin  |  Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  

David Harding – viola

Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A Major, op.81

James Ehnes – violin  |  Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  David Harding – viola  |  David Premo – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

2016/17 Season

Monday September 26: DAS IST GUT

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer 

Dan Teadt – baritone  |  Mark Carver – piano

Hindemith: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

Neal Berntsen – trumpet  |  Donna Amato – piano

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat major op.40

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  William Caballero – horn   |  Luz Manriquez – piano

Monday November 7: CLASSICAL FOLKLORE

Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion

Christopher Allen – timpani  |  Jeremy Branson – percussion  |  

Rodrigo Ojeda – piano |  Sung-Im Kim – piano

Dvorak: Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major op.87

Cyrus Forough – violin  |  Meng Wang – viola   |  David Premo – cello   |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Monday February 13: A RUSSIAN VOYAGE

Arensky: String Quartet No.2 in A minor op.35    

Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  David Harding – viola  |  Bronwyn Banerdt – cello  |  Mikhail Istomin – cello

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor op.57

Jennifer Orchard – violin  |  Cyrus Forough – violin  |  David Harding – viola   |

David Premo – cello  |  Sergey Schepkin  – piano

Tuesday March 28: UNEQUIVOCALLY ROMANTIC

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat major op.20

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Christopher Wu – violin  |  David Harding – viola   |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  CMU Honors String Quartet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major op.44

Andrés Cárdenes – violin  |  Christopher Wu – violin  |  David Harding – viola   |  Anne Martindale Williams – cello  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Wednesday April 26: BLOWN AWAY

Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano in B-flat major op.11

Michael Rusinek – clarinet  |  Nancy Goeres – bassoon  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano

Previn: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano

Nancy Goeres – bassoon  |  Sung-Im Kim – piano

Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Michael Rusinek – clarinet  | Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Fletcher: Romance for Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon 

Michael Rusinek – clarinet  |  Nancy Goeres – bassoon  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No.1 op.113

Michael Rusinek – clarinet  |  Nancy Goeres – bassoon  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou – piano

2015/16 Season

Monday October 26: SCHUBERTIADE

Schubert: Fantasy in F minor for 4 hands D.940

Sergey Schepkin, piano  |  Sung-Im Kim, piano

Schubert: ‘Auf dem Strom’ D.943

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano  |  Bill Caballero, French horn  |  Mark Carver, piano

Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet in A major D.667

Jennifer Orchard, violin |  David Harding, viola  |  David Premo, cello  |  

Micah Howard, bass  |  Luz Manriquez, piano

Monday November 23: BRILLIANT DUOS

Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major op.17

Bill Caballero, French horn  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Schumann: 3 Romances for Oboe and Piano op.94

Cindy Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano

Lorna McGhee, flute  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

Andrés Cardenes, violin  |  Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

 

Monday February 2: LA BELLE MUSIQUE

Debussy: Sonata for Viola, Flute and Harp

Alberto Almarza, flute  |  Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola  |  Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp

Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor

Cyrus Forough, violin  |  Sergey Schepkin, piano  

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor

David Premo, cello  |  Sergey Schepkin, piano

Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor

Cyrus Forough, violin  |  Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola  |  David Premo, cello  |  

Sergey Schepkin, piano

Tuesday March 29: PIECES OF EIGHT

Shostakovich: Two pieces for String Octet op.11

Andrés Cardenes, violin  |  Chris Wu, violin  |  David Harding, viola  |  

Anne Martindale Williams, cello  |  CMU Honors Quartet

Enescu: String Octet in C major, op.7

Andrés Cardenes, violin  |  Chris Wu, violin  |  David Harding, viola  |    

Anne Martindale Williams, cello  |  CMU Honors Quartet

Tuesday May 10: BOLSHOI TRIOS

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams, cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin  |  Anne Martindale Williams, cello  |  

Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano