CMYS 2015-2016 Season

Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles
Olympus Piano Trio


Rolston String Quartet
The Rolston Quartet was named first place winner of our 31st Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles by our judges: Eric Charnofsky, Pianist/Composer, Case Western Reserve University, Mari Sato, Cavani Quartet/Cleveland Institute of Musicand Stephen Shipps, Professor of Violin, University of Michigan. The second place prize went to the Olympus Piano Trio. Both performed beautifully, with the Rolston’s Bartok String Quartet No. 3 and Beethoven String Quartet Opus 59 No. 2 winning out over the Olympus’ Ravel Trio in A minor, Shostakovich Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67 and the Mendelssohn Trio No. 2 in C minor Op 66.
(Broadcast date: August 20, 2016)



Telegraph String Quartet

Sunday September 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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Joseph Haydn: Op. 20 no. 2
Henry Cowell: String Quartet no. 4 "United"
Benjamin Britten: Three Divertimenti
Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 105
The Telegraph Quartet was formed in September 2013 in San Francisco and shortly afterward won the prestigious Grand Prize in the international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (May 2014). The quartet was selected to be one of the Shouse Institute Ensembles at the Great Lakes Music Festival directed by Paul Katz for the summer of 2014. They are currently the Ensemble in Residence of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
(Broadcast date: October 17, 2015)
Percussion Group Cincinnati

Sunday October 25, 2015 7:30 p.m. at Yellow Springs United Methodist Church

202 South Winter, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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John Luther Adams: from Earth and the Great Weather (1993)

Alonzo Alexander: Mbira Music, Book I (1986)

Mark Saya: From The Book Of Imaginary Beings (1986-2014)

Colin McPhee, arr. PGC: Balinese Ceremonial Music (1936)

John Cage: Branches (1976) with Trio (1936), and Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (1942)

Traditional arr. PGC: Chilean Songs

Percussion Group Cincinnati was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble-in-residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Their daily rehearsal schedule is supplemented with the teaching and coaching of young musicians, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in creative music, in teaching, and with major symphony orchestras.
(Broadcast date: February 13, 2016)
Imani Winds

Sunday February 21, 2016 7:30 p.m. at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Astor Piazzolla: Contrabajissimo
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quintette en Forme de Choros
Paquito D’Rivera: Kites
Traditional (arr. Gene Kavadlo): Klezmer Dances
Since 1977, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational out-reach programs. With two members who are composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the wind quintet repertoire and bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.
(Broadcast date: March 12, 2016)

Zodiac Trio

Sunday March 20, 2016 7:30 p.m. at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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Paul Schoenfield: Fraylach

Galina Ustvolskaya: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

Astor PIazzolla: Milonga del Angel and Muerte del Angel

Andrew List: Visions from the Aboriginal Dreamtime

Béla Bartók: Contrasts Sz. 111, BB 116

Formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music, the Zodiac was the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. The Trio has achieved a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage rarely bestowed on an ensemble of such untradional instrumentation.
(Broadcast date: April 16, 2016)



East End Quartet Wins 30th Annual Competition

East End Quartet

On Sunday April 26 the East End (Saxophone) Quartet took first place in the 30th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. Second place was awarded to the North Coast Winds. Both groups performed beautifully leaving judges Peter Landgren, Dean at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Conor Nelson Bowling Green State University (and a former Competition winner with the Intrada Winds in 2006); and Tim McAllister, University of Michigan with a very difficult decision.

North Coast Winds


See the Annual Competition Page for more photos.



Did we miss you at the Yellow Springs Street Fair?
October 10, 2015!

YS Street Fair



New Donor Category

In response to the suggestion by members of our organization, and in recognition of the generosity of our donors, the CMYS Board of Directors added a new donor category.

That category is called "Founders Circle" and is for donations of $500 and up. Members of the Founder's Circle will be given two admissions to a Post-concert dinner.

Donation levels are now: Sustainers ($1-$99), Patrons ($100-$249), and Benefactors ($250-$499), and Founder’s Circle ($500 and up).

Contributions from our Membership and friends helps to make our organization sound, supports music in our schools and community, and keeps our ticket prices low. All donations are greatly appreciated!




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