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Our 33rd season promises to be as delightful as any we have produced. The Auryn Quartet returns to CMYS for the third time, opening our season on October 9. The group was formed two years before CMYS and features the same four original members performing on Stradivari and Guarneri violins, Amati viola and Amati cello. The second concert of the fall features the David Piano Trio, winners of our 2005 Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles. The third and fourth concerts this year feature ensembles new to CMYS. In January we welcome the Calmus Ensemble from Leipzig, a group featuring soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass. They sing from the full vocal music repertoire. Completing this all-European regular season is the Meccore Quartet, an exciting young string quartet from Poland. We are excited to bring to Yellow Springs the best of Europe’s truly distinguished and rising stars of chamber music.

All concerts are at the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH.  Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  Pre-concert lectures at 6:45 p.m.


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Auryn String Quartet

Auryn String Quartet

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

Our 33rd season opens with the return of Auryn Quartet. After appearing in Yellow Springs in 1997 and again in 1999, the Auryn has continued with its original four musicians, performing all over the world in venues including the Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall. Playing their Stradivari (1722) and Guarneri violins, Amati viola (1616) and Amati cello, the program will include:

  • Bartok No. 2
  • Haydn Op. 77/1
  • Mozart K. 465
  • Stravinsky Three Pieces

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David Piano Trio

David Piano Trio

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

Since winning the CMYS Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles in 2005, the David Trio has continued to have great success internationally. Now composed of musicians who each also have major solo careers, they are: founding pianist Claudio Trovajoli, Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow, and Belgian cellist David Cohen. The David Trio perfectly balances ensemble and solo performing. They have recorded for the Stradivarius label two of the pieces on our program:

  • Schubert, Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148
  • Arensky, Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
  • Tchaikovsky, Trio in A minor, Op. 50

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Calmus Ensemble

Calmus Ensemble

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

The remainder of this season’s concerts will feature ensembles new to Yellow Springs.

First is Calmus Ensemble, a vocal quintet from Leipzig, Germany. Formed in 1999 as an a capella ensemble shaped by the centuries-old tradition of great German boys choirs, Calmus evolved in 2001 to be a mixed vocal ensemble of soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass. An ensemble at home with great traditional vocal music while also demonstrating a tireless quest to discover new repertoire, Calmus will bring some of both for us to hear.

Join us for this exciting a cappella tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his passing. For more information, click here to see the program and program notes.

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Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church

The Parker Quartet will return to the CMYS stage for the fourth concert of the season.  Since appearing in Yellow Springs in 2013, the Parker Quartet has been receiving increasing recognition worldwide through their concerts, recordings and faculty residencies. We look forward to hearing them once again.