Upcoming Concerts

Contributors Thank You Concert & Reception

  1. Monday, August 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Home of Suzanne & Bob Brock

World-class violist John Graham will be featured with pianist Debra Ayers in a program of works by Leonard Bernstein, J.S. Bach, and Manuel Ponce. Flutist Nancy Laupheimer joins them for Reynaldo Hahn’s Romanesque and Richard Rodney Bennett’s Summer Music. The concert will be followed by a reception. Free for Contributors of $100 or more. Visit taoschambermusicgroup.org/donate to contribute.
John Graham, viola   |   Debra Ayers, piano   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute

Credo

  1. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

The new season opens with a multimedia meeting of music and culture from the East and the West. A world premiere of composer Andrea Clearfield’s arrangements for TCMG inspired by her Tibetan music fieldwork in the northern Himalayan region, includes Avalokiteshvara (Compassion) and Tse Go La (At the Threshold of this Life) for voice, flutes, string quartet, piano and gongs. Also on the program are Chinese composer Chen Yi’s Tibetan Tunes for piano trio, a Tibetan Prayer Song arranged for flutes and string quartet by Nancy Laupheimer, and American composers Ned Rorem’s Four Prayers for flute and piano and Kevin Puts’ Credo for string quartet, a tour of places in America where Puts found “hope and solace in a time of domestic and foreign atrocities.”
Andrea Clearfield, voice, piano   |   David Felberg, violin   |   Ruxandra Marquardt , violin   |   Shanti Randall, viola   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flutes   |   Kim Bakkum, piano   |   Heidi Svoboda, percussion

Parting the Veil

  1. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

This special program features violinist Laurie Carney of the American String Quartet and pianist David Friend, with whom Carney has recorded. Music that crosses the veil between life and death, the elemental and the ethereal includes Robert Sirota’s Sonata #2 “Farewell” (written for Carney), Olivier Messaien’s otherworldly Theme and Variations for violin and piano, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in G Major, op.96, and Nino Rota’s ardent Trio for flute, violin and piano.

Laurie Carney, violin   |   David Friend, piano   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute

Schubert for the Season

  1. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Now a Taos favorite, virtuoso pianist Gleb Ivanov will return for an all-Schubert program. Music that sets the tone for the holiday season includes Schubert’s commanding Wanderer Fantasy for solo piano, the Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen from Die schöne Müllerin for flute and piano, and the monumental Piano Trio No.1 in Bb Major.  
Gleb Ivanov, piano   |   LP How, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute

Reflections

  1. Friday, February 3, 2017, 5:30 pm
  2. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Please note Friday and Saturday performances to accomodate for Super Bowl Sunday!

TCMG celebrates Philip Glass’ 80th birthday (January 31) with his works as well as those of composers he studied or studied with. Small-scale compositions include Glass’ Opening for solo piano, Serenade for solo flute, Orbit for solo cello and dancer (Amber Vasquez), and the more substantial Violin Sonata. Mixed in is Nadia Boulanger’s (Glass’ teacher) Vers la vie Nouvelle, Mozart’s Piano Trio in C Major and Schubert’s Piano Trio in Bb, D. 28, reflecting Glass’s description of himself as a “classicist” instead of the “minimalist” moniker most often associated with him and the style he pioneered.

David Felberg, violin   |   James Holland, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Debra Ayers, piano   |   Amber Vasquez, dancer

Middle Ground

  1. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Music from the middle register features Johannes Brahms’ Two Songs, Op. 91, Gestillte Sehnsucht and Geistliches Wiegenlied for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Leonard Bernstein’s songs from Candide, arranged for viola and piano, Charles Loeffler’s lush Quatre Poems for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Belinda Reynold’s hauntingly beautiful Share for alto flute and piano, Missy Mazzoli’s Tooth & Nail for amplified viola and pre-recorded electronics, and Maurice Durufle’s Prélude, récitatif et variations for flute, viola and piano.
Jacqueline Zander-Wall, mezzo-soprano   |   John Graham, viola   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Debra Ayers, piano

Play It Forward

  1. Saturday, April 15, 2017, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 16, 2017, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

This year’s program featuring young composers and musicians also addresses the idea of music as a transformative force. Eddie Pogossian (age 19) will be featured in a Bach Cello Suite and join TCMG members for Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor and David Lang’s Shortfall for piccolo, violin, cello and piano, a piece that Lang says expends a large amount of effort to go a very small distance. Robert Bradshaw’s Concerto for Catherine for flute, violin and piano, written for a flutist with cerebral palsy, is based on the idea of uneven gait being a kind of dance, and Conrad Tao’s (b. 1994) A Walk for solo piano aims to capture an imagined memory of his first teacher.
Elizabeth Baker, violin   |   Eddie Pogossian, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Robert Tweten, piano

Transcending Time

  1. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:30 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Transcending generations and art forms, TCMG’s season concludes with a multimedia collaboration with optics artist Ethan Jackson and features young musicians, Eliana Razzino Yang (16) and Michelle Cann (28). In addition, flutist Gretchen Pusch returns for J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata 1029 and Yuko Uebayashi’s Transcending Time for two flutes and piano. Cann will also perform solo in Debussy’s Images, and Yang joins her for Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op. 102, No.1 and plays George Crumb’s Sonata for Solo Cello.
Michelle Cann, piano   |   Eliana Razzino Yang, cello   |   Gretchen Pusch, flute   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Ethan Jackson, artist