Posted on July 10, 2020

CMNW spotlight photo of 4 musicians

Coming up this week during the CMNW Virtual Summer Festival:

CMNW LIVE from Austin: Miró Quartet’s Beethoven Finale
Premieres July 11 @ 7 pm PT, Available through July 12 @ 11:59 pm PT

In this new exclusive performance from Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet will conclude their year-long cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets with Opus 131 – considered by Beethoven his greatest achievement in the quartet form – and Opus 135 and 130 Finale, his last compositions before his death.

20th Century Masters: Stravinsky, Bartók & Shostakovich
Premieres July 13 @ 7 pm PT, Available through July 14 @ 11:59 pm PT

Our future Artistic Directors pianist Gloria Chien and violinist Soovin Kim and friends perform masterpieces by Bartók and Shostakovich, followed by Stravinsky’s powerhouse The Rite of Spring for piano four hands performed by pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel.

Peter Schickele Celebration
Premieres July 16 @ 7 pm PT, Available through July 17 @ 11:59 pm PT

Celebrate the great American composer and humorist Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) on his 85th birthday! Our program will include his acclaimed Spring Forward clarinet quintet, commissioned and premiered by CMNW in 2014, plus selections of his serious (and silly) music.

CMNW LIVE from Boston: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio & More
Premieres July 18 @ 7 pm PT, Available through July 19 @ 11:59 pm PT

In this new exclusive performance from their hometown of Boston, future Artistic Directors Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim, plus cellist Paul Watkins from the Emerson String Quartet, will play Beethoven piano trio masterpieces from his first to his masterful “Archduke Trio.”

Protégés at the Alberta Rose
Premieres July 20 @ 7 pm PT, Available through July 21 @ 11:59 pm PT
Discover the next generation of classical music stars in this program of Ravel, Mozart, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time performed by Chamber Music Northwest Protégé Project artists and mentors. Chamber Music Northwest’s Protégé Project is a world-class professional residency for emerging professional musicians. Since its founding in 2010, Chamber Music Northwest’s Protégé Project has played a key role in launching the professional careers of dozens of America’s finest young chamber musicians.

Watch on Chamber Music Northwest YouTube!

About the CMNW Virtual Summer Festival:
Each week from June 22 – July 26, Chamber Music Northwest will offer several streaming concerts featuring both the best performances of recent summer festivals and live performances by some of our favorite artists from around the country, including the Emerson, Miró, and Dover Quartets, Ida and Ani Kavafian, André Watts, Edgar Meyer, Peter Schickele, David Shifrin & more! There will also be virtual education and family programs, so that everyone can enjoy the music this summer.

Concerts will premiere 7 pm each Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, June 22 – July 26 and will be available until 11:59 pm the next day.