The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has continuously produced concerts for both visitors to and residents of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts for over 50 years. The MVCMS is also very active in encouraging classical music stringed instrument education for Island school children.
Welcome to our 2022 season!
We are excited about this year’s spring and summer music series, starting with our “New Beginnings” concert at the Edgartown Library on April 23 featuring friend and frequent visiting cellist Eunghee Cho, violinist Zenas Hsu, and pianist Jung-A-Bang.
This will be a free concert, sponsored by MVCMS and the Friends of the Edgartown Library as a gift to our loyal patrons whose support has always carried us forward toward our mission and continues to do so. Since there is limited seating, proof of registration is required to attend so please reserve your seat by clicking below. We are filling up fast so we recommend you sign up now!
Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Edgartown Public Library
Masks are optional at this location.
Mel Bonis: Soir et Matin
Paul Schoenfield: Café Music
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor
Adopting the pseudonym “Mel Bonis,” French late-romantic composer Melanie Bonis composed a pair of works, Soir (Evening) and Matin (Morning), that beautifully evoke the atmospheres that surround sleep. Paul Schoenfield's Café Music combines classical, folk, and Broadway styles in a piano trio gem that that reveals accessibility, creativity, and virtuosity on the concert stage. Felix Mendelssohn's C minor piano trio has been long entrenched as one of the great works of musical art. The trio of pieces is a cathartic journey from brooding anxiety to glorious triumph.
Eunghee Cho has been a frequent visitor and performer in MVCMS concerts, including two concerts last year. (See link below for a piece from our ‘Spring is Here!’ virtual 2021 concert.) In addition to his many titles and awards, he is currently “Professor of Practice, Cello” at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. He has also held the Joyce & Donald Steele Chair as Principal Cello of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras around the country including the Sacramento Philharmonic, Cape Symphony, Atlantic Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Davis Symphony, and Sacramento State Symphony Orchestras.
Some of you may remember Jung-A Bang as pianist in last summer’s “Art of Duo” concert. She has also appeared in concert halls across the world as soloist and collaborative artist. She has performed in venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; Merkin Hall in New York City; Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center; Jordan Hall in Boston; Chicago’s Cultural Center (livestreamed by WFMT;) and IBK Hall at Korea Arts Center and Ewon Arts Center, both in Seoul, Korea.
Zenas Hsu first played for Vineyard audiences as a member of the “MVCMS Quartet” in our virtual 2021 “Spring is Here!” concert. (See link below for a taste of that concert.) A Taiwanese-American violinist who "strives to tear your heart out and just about succeeds" (San Mateo Times), Zenas Hsu is an active violinist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a founding member of Chamber Music by the Bay, a California-based interactive music series that reaches over 2,000 people annually. He is also a founding member and concertmaster of Phoenix, an orchestra based in Boston focused on providing social and accessible concert experiences in creative venues.
Coming this summer!
The Chatham Baroque will kick off the summer season on July 17th. We thank the Chappaquiddick Community Center Classical Series for partnering with MVCMS to bring this excellent trio to us.
The Borealis Wind Quintet joins us on July 24th for our second concert of the summer series. Look for us back at the Old Whaling Church on Sunday afternoon.
The Verona Quartet returns August 7th for a concert rescheduled from August of 2019!. We look forward to welcoming them back to the Vineyard.
The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society produces chamber music concerts and promotes an appreciation of classical and contemporary music on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
The Summer Evening Concerts and our Education Programs including Instrument Loans, Lesson Scholarships, Artist in Residence, and Project Cello, all depend on generous donors and grant funders.
Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help us fulfill our mission.
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