Welcome to the Eighth Season of Apex Concerts! We are beyond excited to share with you another year filled with the joy of chamber music.
We open our season on September 27 with From Bach – a musical encounter where Apex co-artistic director and pianist Hyeyeon Park will discuss Bach’s timeless Goldberg Variations. The evening will culminate with an elucidating string trio version of this work performed by violinist Kristin Lee, violist Dimitri Murrath, and cellist Dmitri Atapine.
On October 18 we will begin the celebration of our eight years on Nightingale Stage with The Eighth Wonderof the world: Schubert’s glorious Octet for Winds and Strings. A fabulous cast of new, current, and former University faculty (oboist Aaron Hill, clarinetist Joshua Anderson, bassoonist Eric Fassbender, and hornist DeAunn Davis), distinguished Reno musicians (violinist Ruth Lenz and violist Dustin Budish), and guest artists violin virtuoso Sean Lee and principal bassist of the San Francisco Symphony Scott Pingel will join together for an unmissable rendition of this work.
On November 10 an evening of literary allusions is on our menu featuring composers inspired by the works of Shakespeare & Goethe. An incredible cast with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, violist Matthew Lipman, and cellist David Finckel will join forces through the worlds of Macbeth, Midsummer Night Dream, and Werther in compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert-Liszt, and Brahms.
After the winter break we resume our season on January 31 with Winter Journey, a magical evening with baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Gilbert Kalish celebrating their recent recording of Schubert’s formidable Winterreise, the apex of art-song genre.
On March 14 we are in for a change of pace in our first ever guitar recital, featuring Grammy-award winning virtuoso Jason Vieaux. Glorious Guitar promises to be an unforgettable evening of perse fireworks for this brilliant instrument. From salon pieces to larger works, Jason will delight our audience with the elegance and charm so characteristic of his performances.
In May we bring our Eighth Season to a close with a two-night mini-festival. Assembling in Reno is an extraordinary cast of musicians: the veritable Miró Quartet, winner of the Indianapolis Violin Competition Jinjoo Cho, captivating violist Molly Carr, and University faculty pianist James Winn, violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and cellist Dmitri Atapine.
On May 2 we will travel Into the Light in an evening tracing its way from Janaček’s Kreutzer Sonata Quartet and culminating with the majestic Piano Quartet in A major by Johannes Brahms.
And on May 3 we celebrate the completion of our Eighth Season with The Mighty Eight: a performance featuring the great Serioso String Quartet by Beethoven and culminating with the youthful and Octet for Strings in E-flat major by Felix Mendelssohn. That evening will also serve as the presentation of our Ninth Season.
We want to take a moment and thank the generosity of all our supporters and the loving and caring community, who make APEX Concerts worthy of any world venue! Learn today how to become one, and let chamber music embrace you for another year of magic and discovery!
- Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park, Artistic Directors
Apex Concerts makes its mission to be one of the top chamber music series in the nation. We take pride in bringing to life masterpieces of the past and present in the hands of the most accomplished chamber musicians from around the world. With a laser focus on preserving, championing, and nurturing Chamber Music as a universal art-form, representing the finest in human artistic achievements, Apex Concerts also presents free educational events, master classes, and encounters. Making its home at the University of Nevada, Reno, Apex Concerts is a self-funded production, fully relying on community support and donations to continue its mission.
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557