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    Ensemble Ari – Friday, September 25 at 8 pm

    Ensemble Ari - Friday, September 25 at 8 pm

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    Works for trio, duo, and solo by women composers Amy Beach, Addie Camsuzou, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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    Del Sol String Quartet – Sunday, September 27 at 4 pm

    a photograph of the Del Sol String Quartet

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    Recognized as a "vigorous champion of living composers", Del Sol perform works by Jonah Gallagher, Erika Oba, and Rajna Swaminathan, plus a performance of Julius Eastman's Gay Guerilla.

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    Circadian String Quartet: Images – Friday, October 9 at 8 pm

    Circadian String Quartet: Images - Friday, October 9 at 8 pm

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    Debussy’s Préludes for piano are so coloristic that they suggest many sounds and images that transcend the instrument--join Circadian as we transform them into string quartet music and explore their endless suggestive possibilities.

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    Stenberg | Cahill Duo – Sunday, October 11 at 4 pm

    Stenberg | Cahill Duo - Sunday, October 11 at 4 pm

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    Kate Stenberg and Sarah Cahill perform works by Brahms and Debussy with premieres by Ronald Bruce Smith and Mary Watkins.

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    Stephen Porter – Friday, October 16 at 8 pm

    Stephen Porter - Friday, October 16 at 8 pm

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    Stephen Porter returns to our stage with a program of Beethoven's final piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op. 126, premieres by four living composers—Toni Lester, Norberto Oldrini, Andrew List and Martin Skafte—and both books of Debussy's luminous Images.

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    Lynn Schugren – Sierra Prelude Project – Sunday, October 18 at 4 pm

    Lynn Schugren - Sierra Prelude Project - Sunday, October 18 at 4 pm

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    Pianist Lynn Schugren performs a series of ten newly commissioned preludes evoking the Sierra Nevada Mountains, from the beauty of sunrise or the sounds of the forests to the destruction caused by man or wildfire.

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    Aaron Rosengaus & Jennifer Lee – Friday, October 23 at 8 pm

    photographs of Aaron Rosengaus and Jennifer Lee

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    English music for viola and piano written during the difficult and confusing era of the two World Wars, a time with parallels to our current Covid-19 pandemic.

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    The music of Kimio Eto – Sunday, October 25 at 4 pm

    The music of Kimio Eto - Sunday, October 25 at 4 pm

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    A rare opportunity to hear compositions by Kimio Eto performance in arrangements by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, many of which have remained unpublished to this day.

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    Old Becomes New – Ensemble for These Times – Friday, November 20 at 8 pm

    photographs of Anne Lerner, Nanette McGuinness, and Margaret Halbig

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    Ensemble for These Times kicks off its thirteenth season with new music by living composers inspired by older forms, styles, and themes, taking something old and giving it a new perspective for these times by refashioning it into something brand new.

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