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New Millennium Series

The New Millennium Series continues our mission of presenting, at exceptional ticket prices, intimate performances by the finest chamber music ensembles and soloists in the U.S. and abroad. New Millennium’s rich history includes performances by many of the artists and ensembles that have shaped the classical chamber music tradition over the last half-century, including pianist Gilbert Kalish, the Beaux Arts Trio and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, violinists Sarah Chang and Hilary Hahn, and many others. We hope to see you at this season's concerts!

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All New Millennium Series concerts are held at 7:00 pm (earlier time!) in the Capistrano Concert Hall.

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Monday, February 13, 2023

7:00 p.m. - Capistrano Concert Hall
$30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

WindSync has established itself as a vibrant chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their instrumentation, and championing new works by today’s composers. WindSync launched an international touring career after winning the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2018, they were medalists at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. In 2015, the quintet was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s The Long and the Short of It.

WindSync will perform works by Rameau, Ravel, Elgar, and the Uruguayan-Amercian composer Miguel de Aguila, as well as Justis Mackenzie’s arrangement of George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun.

The Neave Trio

Thursday, March 2, 2023

7:00 p.m. - Capistrano Concert Hall
$30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting ­edge performances. The group’s 2019 album "Her Voice", on Chandos Records, was named one of the best recordings of the year by both The New York Times and BBC Radio 3. Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums' Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia).

The Neave Trio will perform two great works: the Ravel Trio in A Minor and Smetena’s soulful Trio in G Minor opus 15. The Ravel Trio is on their latest album Musical Remembrances, released in April 2022 on Chandos Records, which is in the running for a Grammy this year.

Gil Kalish and Christina Dahl, pianists

Thursday, April 6, 2023

7:00 p.m. - Capistrano Concert Hall
$30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

We welcome back legendary pianist Gil Kalish, who served as the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years. A two-time Grammy Award winner, he frequently appears with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Kalish is the recipient of the Paul Fromm Award for distinguished service to the music of our time, presented by the University of Chicago.

Mr. Kalish will be joined by Christina Dahl who has served for 28 years alongside Kalish on the piano faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has spent summers at the Aspen Music Festival and was a two-time fellow at the Tanglewood Center and a fellow at the Banff Center. The duo will perform Debussy's En Blanc et Noir, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, and George Crumb's Otherworldly Resonances.

Miro Quartet

Thursday, April 20, 2022

7:00 p.m. - Capistrano Concert Hall
$30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages. For twenty-five years the Miró has performed a wide range of repertoire that pays homage to the legacy of the string quartet while looking forward to the future of chamber music by commissioning new works and collaborating with some of today’s most important artists. Since 2003, Miró has served as quartet-in-residence at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin.

Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet has been awarded first prize at several competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, they became the first ensemble ever to be awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. They will perform Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, Kevin Puts’ “Home” and Brahms’ Quartet in C Minor, Opus 51 No. 1.

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