November 10, 2019

Don't Miss:
Pianist TAMAR SHALVASHVILI epitomizes inspiration. Two watershed events changed her life at the age of 12: her unwavering commitment to forging a career as a concert pianist and a diagnosis of lifetime blindness.
Since then, Tamar has performed on multiple continents and has inspired countless audiences with her talent and perseverance. She is the recipient of the President of Georgia Scholarship as well as the Kartu Foundation Grant. She is also the founder and President of the Arpeggio International Foundation whose mission is to help visually impaired people achieve their goals.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to be inspired by the courage and musicianship of a young pianist, presenting a spectacularly diverse program of solo piano music.
Dedication - Nodar Gabunia (1933-2000) 
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19 - Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) 
1. Andante
2. Presto 
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 
1. Moderato Cantabile Molto Espressivo
2.Allegro Molto
3.Adagio ma NonTroppo 
4. Fuga. Allegro ma Non Troppo 
Thoughts on The Past and Future - The Catholicos- Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II (1933)
Piano Version by Otar Tatishvili (1955) 
Sonata No. 6, Op. 62 - Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) 
1. Modéré
2. Mystérieux 
3. Concentré Membre
Two Poems, Op. 32 - Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) 
Ballade No. 4 in F-Minor, Op. 52 
Shalvashvili Tamar - 2 - Images, book I by Debussy
When: Sunday NOVEMBER 10 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze | 5042 Lakehill Ct | 
Dallas, TX 75220
Complimentary Valet Parking by Gold Crown and delicious hors d'œuvres will be served with wine.
We LOVE first time patrons. If you or a friend are new to the Blue Candlelight Music Series, we have just the person to welcome you. A Board Member will meet you at the welcome desk and give you a private tour of the amazing venue, complete with personal anecdotes. 
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                                     ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

GARY LEVINSON became Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth in the spring of 2013. Levinson also serves as senior principal associate concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony, a position he has held since 2002. 


Gary Levinson was chosen by Zubin Mehta to join the New York Philharmonic before the completion of his Juilliard School undergraduate degree in 1988. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in 1991, under the baton of Erich Leinsdorf, coinciding with the completion of his Master’s of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where his teachers included Dorothy DeLay, Glenn Dicterow and Felix Galimir. 


As a soloist, Mr. Levinson has collaborated with Erich Leinsdorf, Jaap van Zweden, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and others. Much sought-after as a chamber musician, Mr. Levinson has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Eugenia Zukerman, Lukas Foss, Carter Brey, Christopher O’Riley and Adam Neiman. A champion of contemporary music, Mr. Levinson premiered and recorded several works dedicated to him by award-winning Iranian composer,  Behzad  Ranjbaran.   He  recorded  the  Margaret  Brouwer Violin 

Concerto under the baton of 2012 Musical America’s Conductor of the Year, Jaap van Zweden. He has performed many chamber works of George Tsontakis, with a recording released under the E1International label. The complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas with acclaimed pianist Daredjan Baya Kakouberi were released in August 2011, and the Vivaldi Four Seasons and the Brouwer Violin Concerto recordings were released in 2013.

Upon assuming the post of Artistic Director, Levinson said, “I am deeply honored to accept the position of Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Having been a long-time admirer of the series, I’ve always known it to be a phenomenal organization with a great venue to make chamber music. In this coming year I look forward to presenting a diverse, compelling set of programs which will reflect not only great repertoire, but my commitment to reaching out to the community.”


Upon accepting a three-year extension to his CMSFW contract, Artistic Director Gary Levinson said, "I can't be happier to have the security of a multi-year commitment to build on the success of the past season. As I work on a 24-36 month calendar, the three-year contract ensures stability within our organization, our relationships with our donors and patrons, and a unified message of uncompromising quality with programming and artists that has been the calling card of CMSFW for 29 banner seasons."


Email Gary:  gary@CMSFW.org




                   SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 - "Colors of Virtuosity"
                                         1:00 PM


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                             YSAŸE, Amitié (Poème No.6), for 2 violins and piano, Op. 26

                             KODALY, Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12

                             ELGAR, Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet .    


                          A CMSFW ENSEMBLE

                                                               Felix Olschofka, Violin

                                                    Irina Muresanu, Violin

                                                    Richard Young, Viola

                                                    Inbal Segev, Cello

                                                    Jihye Chang, Piano