The Escher String Quartet

(Photo: Sophie Zhai)

Denver Friends of Chamber Music has announced the classical pianists, string quartets and other musicians on tap for the 2016-17 season.

The Denver organization’s 63rd season at the Newman Center for the Arts starts Sept. 14 with the Escher String Quartet playing music by Maurice Ravel, Arnold Schoenberg and Franz Schubert:

Pianist Jonathan Biss

(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Other highlights:

  • Sept. 28: Pianist Jonathan Biss plays an all-Beethoven program featuring Sonatas No. 4 in E-flat, No. 17 in D minor and No. 32 in C minor.
  • Oct: 5: Violinist Philip Setzer joins acclaimed chamber duo pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel for music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Schubert.
  • Nov. 9: The Ariel Quartet plays music by Igor Stravinsky and Erwin Schuloff, plus a performance of Erno Dohnanyi’s Piano Quintet No. 2 with pianist Orion Weiss.
  • March 15: Pianist Joyce Yang plays music by Robert Schumann, Carl Vine and Enrique Grandos.

Read the full schedule for more on the music and the musicians.

Read previews of the 2016-17 schedules for the Colorado Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic. Or learn about the summer 2016 lineups for Aspen Music Festival and SchoolBravo! Vail and Boulder’s Colorado Music Festival.

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