NCMF 2021/22

December 28-31, 2021

The Reno Chamber Orchestra presents the return of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival 

Five concerts in four days featuring musicians and ensembles from around the world, curated by NCMF Artistic Director Clive Greensmith. Festival passes and single tickets are on sale now!

December 28, 7:00pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Balourdet & Bannister

Opening night of the festival features an exciting new ensemble, and a celebrated artist returning to Reno. The Balourdet Quartet- recent recipients of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Grant- have been widely heralded since forming at Rice University in 2018. Pianist Tanya Bannister joins the Quartet as both an award-winning pianist and the recently announced President of Concert Artists Guild. The renowned agency has recently added the Balourdet to their roster of performing arts from around the world.  

Tanya Bannister, piano
Balourdet String Quartet

BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2

BARBER Adagio for Strings

BEACH Piano Quintet, Op. 67

December 29, 7:00pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Roaring Twenties 

Works by Kodaly, Shostakovich, Hindemith and more- including a selection of Kurt Weill songs with a special festival guest!

Martin Chalifour, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Hanako Greensmith, voice
Oliver Herbert, cello
Yura Lee, viola
Peter Lenz, cello
Ruth Lenz, violin
Matt Lipman, viola
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
James Winn, piano
Qian Wu, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11

SCHULHOFF Violin Sonata No. 2, WV91

HINDEMITH Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4

WEILL Selected Songs

HERMANN Cello Concerto

KODALY String Quartet No. 2, op. 10

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December 30, 2:00pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Schumann Spotlight

Robert and Clara Schumann each composed lush, complex works featuring the piano. While Clara was more renowned in her day as a soloist, both have created chamber works which live on well beyond their time. Explore a sampling of each composer, including Clara’s gorgeous Three Romances for violin and piano.

Tanya Bannister, piano
Martin Chalifour, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Oliver Herbert, cello
Yura Lee, viola
Ruth Lenz, violin
Matt Lipman, viola
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
James Winn, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN     Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22

ROBERT SCHUMANN    Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 63

SCHUMANN                 Marchenbuilder

SCHUMANN            Piano Quartet in Eb major, Op. 47

December 30, 7:00pm

Hall Reciatal Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Russian Romance

Enjoy an evening of Russian chamber music greats. From daring Shostakovich to neoclassical Stravinsky this concert weaves through a wide range of Russian composers that will be sure to delight all listeners.

Angela Bae, violin
Tanya Bannister, piano
Martin Chalifour, violin
Justin DeFilippis, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Oliver Herbert, cello
Russell Houston, cello
Yura Lee, viola
Ruth Lenz, violin
Matt Lipman, viola
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
James Winn, piano
Qian Wu, piano
Benjamin Zannoni, viola

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne

AUERBACH String Quartet No. 2 Primera Luz

STRAVINSKY Elegy for Solo Viola

WEINBERG Piano Trio (1945)

ARENSKY String Quartet, Op. 35

 

December 31, 3:00pm

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
200 Island Ave, Reno

An Italian Celebration

From Rossini to Rota, Menotti to Verdi, the festival celebrates New Year’s Eve with a musical feast of fine Italian composers. Start your evening early by ringing in the new year with this special afternoon concert at the newly renovated sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

Tanya Bannister, piano
Martin Chalifour, violin
Justin DeFilippis, violin
Clive Greensmith, cello
Oliver Herbert, cello
Yura Lee, viola
Ruth Lenz, violin
Peter Lenz, cello
Matt Lipman, viola
Scott Faulkner, bass
Russell Houston, cello
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
James Winn, piano
Qian Wu, piano
Benjamin Zannoni, viola

ROSSINI String Sonata No. 1 in G major

MENOTTI Suite for 2 cellos and piano

ROTA Intermezzo for Viola

VIOTTI Duo for 2 Violins

RESPIGHI Andante Variazioni

VERDI String Quartet