Celebrate SCMR with Jon Nakamatsu
Celebrate SCMR with Jon Nakamatsu culminates the 40th anniversary concert season with chamber music and a wine tasting. SCMR is honored that Nakamatsu has served as the organization’s first-ever Artist in Residence this season and celebrates this partnership by hearing Rochester’s favorite pianist perform great masterworks of the repertoire. SCMR is also excited to be joined by half of the Ying Quartet, Phillip and David Ying, in what promises to be a wonderful concert. The talented Hochstein Piano Trio begins the evening with the first movement of Mendelssohn’s jubilant Piano Trio No.1. Behr and Nakamatsu will then dazzle the audience with Kalliwoda’s showpiece for oboe and piano, Morceau de Salon. The first half ends with Haydn’s virtuosic Piano Trio No.44 in E Major. Behr and Athayde continue to search for new and old works that haven’t yet made their way to the SCMR stage over the past 40 years – the Haydn and Kalliwoda are both SCMR premieres! The evening concludes with one of the most glorious works for strings and piano, Brahms’ eloquent, expansive and thrilling Piano Quartet No.1 in G Minor, written when Brahms was just twenty-eight.
This concert is performed in honor of John Bouyoucos, SCMR co-founder, and is generously underwritten by John’s family. SCMR is pleased to continue the complimentary wine tastings sponsored by Pinnacle Wine and Liquor and Mark Siwiec and Duffy Palmer at intermission. The pre-concert talk is at 7:00pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.