Pilgrim Chamber Players' 22nd Innovative Concert Season

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The Pilgrim Chamber Players celebrates its 22nd season by featuring music by the great Felix Mendelssohn on 3 of our 5 programs. Don’t miss his wonderful String Octet on January 27, 2019, not often performed on chamber music programs because it requires 8 string players. We are delighted to have wonderful musicians performing on this program including brother and sister Carol Cook, principal violist of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Calum Cook, principal cellist of the Lyric Opera Orchestra; violinist Desiree Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe, members of the Lincoln Trio and other outstanding musicians.

Our March 17, 2019 program will feature another work by Mendelssohn, his outstanding String Quartet opus 18 in A Major, performed by members of the CSO including assistant concertmaster, violinist David Taylor. David and cellist Steven Honigberg, a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. will present an interesting first half of this concert with a violin sonata by Beethoven, works for cello and piano by Chopin and an unusual work for violin written by John Williams as a cadenza to Fiddler on the Roof.

Our 3rd Mendelssohn entry is on the June 2, 2019 program and is one of the best known of Mendelssohn’s works - the Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor performed by Mark and Michele Lekas with pianist Carol Honigberg. We will also feature flutist Eugenia Moliner, Marguerite Lynn Williams, principal harpist of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and violist Rose Armbrust Griffin in music by French composers Poulenc and Debussy.

Other exceptional programs will be the FREE concert, The Stars of Tomorrow on April 28, 2019, an audience favorite featuring amazing prize-winning young musicians 18 and under.

Our first concert of the season on November 4, 2018 will be the Honigberg Family Trio with guest artists violinist Florentina Ramniceanu and violist Rose Armbrust Griffin in music by Beethoven, Mozart and the seldom performed but outstanding Shostakovich Piano Quintet.

Our audiences enjoy the diversity of our concerts and you will too! We invite you to look over our programs and join us in our 2018-2019 musical adventure.