49th Year


2007 - 2008

TRIO DI PARMA October 28, 2007
We welcome back Trio Di Parma for the opening FFM 49th Season concert

Pictured from Left to Right,
Trio Di Parma members
Ivan Rabaglia, Violin;
Enrico Bronzi, Piano;
and Cellist, Alberto Miodini

The Trio di Parma won the highest acclaim at the Concorso Internazionale "Vittorio Gui" in Florence, Italy as well as the International Chamber Music competitions of Melbourne, Munich and Lyon. In 1994 the Trio was awarded the Abbiati Prize of "Best Chamber Music Ensemble" bu tje Intalian National Association of Music Critics. In The United States they have performed in such prestigious halls as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

"... mature ensemble of notable artistic level... what they gave ius was worthy of admiration and deep emotion... equipped with authoritative musical presense"



Piano Trio in G Major, Hob:XV No. 25 (Gypsy)


Piano Trio in A  Minor


Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929

THE AULOS ENSEMBLE December 9, 2007

Aulos Ensemble performs a Christmas themed concert for our 2nd event of the season

Pictured from Left to Right ...

Cellist Myron Lutzke, harpsichordist Arthur Haas , violinist Linda Quan, oboist Marc Schachman,  and flutist Christopher Krueger are among the world's leading performers on baroque instruments today.

Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American "original instrument" ensembles. Its accomplishments over the past four decades have given it pre-eminence in the early music movement.

Aulos' groundbreaking recordings for MHS/Musicmasters have won numerous awards. Their discography, featuring sets of Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Vivaldi, is unmatched by any other American group. In 2006 they released the first in a series of new recordings for Centaur Records.

Aulos is noted for its thematic and innovative programming. Its annual Christmas Concerts at the Metropolitan Museum have been a favorite of New York audiences for years, and are now available for touring as well

"If it has to be one Christmas concert, this is it!"

New York Times

"Joyeux Noel" An Afternoon of French Baroque Christmas Season Compositions

Music composed by Claude-Begingne Balbastre, Michel Corrette, Francois Couperin, Louis-Claude Daquin and Jean Philippe Rameau

Franz Schubert's Trout Quintet is the featured work as Britain's famed Schubert Ensemble of London performs for FFM

Pictured from Left to Right ...

Peter Buckoke (double bass)
Douglas Paterson (viola)
Simon Blendis (violin)
Jane Salmon (cello)
William Howard (Piano)

In the recording studio the Ensemble has produced over twenty critically acclaimed CDs of works by Schubert, Schumann, Hummel, Dohnanyi, Judith Weir, John Woolrich, Faure, Korngold, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Ceasar Franck and Elgar. It has appeared on TV and radio in many countries and is familiar to British audiences through regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3..

Excerpted from The Schubert Ensemble's Web Site

"...The Schubert Ensemble of London are a marvellously unified ensemble, imparting their energy and lyricism to anything to which they turn their expert hands..."

Classic FM Magazine


Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op. 47


"Into the Ring of Dancing Shadows" for Piano Quintet

SCHUBERT Piano Quintet  In A, D. 667 (Trout)

ANTARES April 13, 2008

Antares Ensemble Members from Left to Right ...

Vesselin Gellev, Violin
Eric Huebner, Piano
Rebecca Patterson, Cello
Garrick Zoeter, Clarinet

Antares has "the gift of making whatever they're playing seem the most important piece in the world", declared Grammaphon magazine.  Named after the brightest start in the Scorpius constellation, and one of the most luminous stars in the nighttime sky, Antares identifies its artistic mission with Scorpius' essence of change, rebirth, and bringing new life to old forms.  In 2002 Antares won first prize at the Concert Artists' Guild International Competition.

" Another group of similar constitution — Tashi, whose members included Peter Serkin and Richard Stoltzman — has come and gone, leaving some impressive footsteps for Antares to follow. If it’s as good as it sounded at its debut concert at LACMA last week, that shouldn’t be a problem ."

The L.A. Weekly

STRAVINSKY Le Histoire Du Soldat (arranged for Violin, Clarinet and Piano)

Quartet for The End of Time

"Ma Mere L'Oye" Suite

La Catrina Quartets performs works of Latin American Composers and features the only String Quartet composed by Claude Debussy


Pictured Left to Right ...

George Anthony Figueroa, Violin
Jorge Martinez, Viola
Daniel Vega-Albela, Violin
Alan Daowz, Cello

Some of this year’s activities have included their participation in the highly competitive Association of Performing Arts Presenters 2007 convention in New York City, which concluded with a performance in Carnegie Hall showcasing them as one of the "next generation of classical stars."

"The La Catrina Quartet is the only string quartet formed by Mexicans with real possibilities of reaching excellence and competitiveness in the international arena."

Javier Montiel, violist, Cuarteto Latinoamericano

CHAVEZ String Quartet No. 3
ALVAREZ Metro Chabacano

Huapango (Arranged for String Quartet)

DEBUSSY String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10
HAYDN String Quartet No. 67 In D Major, Op. 64 No. 5 (Lark)


Last Revised: August 24, 2006