Lovers of fine music will rejoice in knowing that the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has received glowing reviews for its performances. Since it was formed in 1987, the society has contributed greatly to the local arts scene with programs featuring the intimate chamber music written by classical, Baroque, romantic and contemporary composers. Most performances feature two to five musicians on violin, cello and piano with the addition of an occasional harp and viola.
Artistic Director Gary Levinson has been praised for the energy he has brought to each season since coming onboard in 2013. Under his leadership, many concerts have been sell-outs. Levinson has also created such programs as the Learning with the Masters program, which includes master classes and conversations with guest artists for the benefit of aspiring young musicians.
The CMS season lasts from October through April. Performances are at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with an occasional performance at the Kimbell Art Museum. There are only three concerts remaining in this season so get your tickets now. All of these performances take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and begin at 2:00pm.
On Saturday, February 21 “Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain” will feature master Spanish guitarist Jaume Torrent plus Joseph Gold, violin, Gary Levinson, violin, Susan Dubois, viola, and Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello.
Trios are the theme for “Triple Threat” on Saturday, March 21 with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, Tim Fain, violin, and Andres Diaz, cello. They will perform music by Beethoven, Arensky, and Mendelssohn.
The final performance of the season is “A Pair of Sixes” on April 18 with a string sextet playing Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, and Brahms’ String Sextet Concert in B-flat Major.
As a bonus, before each regularly scheduled concert, Program Notes author Laurie Shulman will talk about the music to be performed, the musicians involved and their unique approach to the works that will be played.
A must for seniors and younger music aficionados, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Tickets for seniors are $30 per person, and the parking is free. The performances typically last about two hours including an intermission and the concert facilities are handicap accessible.
Concerts like these are just some of the many events where a caregiver from Homecare Assistance of Fort Worth can make a positive difference in your senior’s life.
Visit the Chamber Music Society’s website, www.chambermusicfw.org, for the most up-to-date information on performances and to purchase tickets online.