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Beginning on the first Sunday of October and for eight Sundays thereafter, we are presenting a different concert by outstanding artists who performed and were recorded live at Chamber Music Columbus concerts on the Southern Theatre stage.

The series is titled Chamber Music Columbus In Concert and will be hosted by Christopher Purdy. The concerts will be broadcast at 1 p.m. on Classical 101. The productions will feature a diverse group of domestic and international artists and repertoires, ranging from the Harlem Quartet to Quartetto Gelato.

A few concert sponsorships are still available, for more information on how you can support the series, visit our Underwriting Sponsor page »


Chamber Music Columbus In Concert  Classical 101 Broadcast Schedule


1. Harlem Quartet 

Sun. Oct 4, 2020, 1pm on Classical 101

There will be a fun and lively Zoom Q&A, after the concert hosted by WOSU’s Jennifer Hambrick, with cellist Felix Umansky and violinist Ilimar Gavilan. Sign up for the Q&A here »

The New York-based Harlem Quartet, currently serving a three-year residency at London’s Royal College of Music, has been praised for its “panache” by “The New York Times” and hailed in the “Cincinnati Enquirer” for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”  

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This broadcast made possible by the
generosity of the James N. Cain Society

2. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Sunday, October 11, 2020 @ 1pm on Classical 101

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music groups in the world.  The EPCC was founded in 1981by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was the artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years.  In 2001–2007, the English musician Paul Hillier took over.  In 2008–2013 the artistic director and chief conductor was Daniel Reuss.  Since 2014 Kaspars Putniņš has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the choir.
See Program Note »

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This broadcast made possible by the
generosity of Charlie and Betsy Warner

3. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sunday, October 18, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was formed in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians.  Working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church on November 13, 1959.  Their first three recordings led to a succession of long-term contracts and the Academy quickly took their place among the most recorded ensembles in history.  As the repertoire expanded from Baroque to Mozart, Bartok, and Beethoven, so it became necessary for the principal violin, Neville Marriner, to conduct the larger orchestra.  
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This broadcast made possible by the
generosity of Carol Larimer in Memory of Lynn Larimer

4. Imani Winds

Sunday, October 25, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States.  Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs.  With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions.
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Katherine Borst Jones honors the contributions of all Chamber Music Columbus volunteers, in support of the Imani Winds.

5. Elias String Quartet

Sunday, November 1, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

The Elias String Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading ensembles of their generation.  Known for their intense and vibrant performances, the Quartet has travelled the globe collaborating with some of the finest musicians and playing in the world’s great halls. In 2015, they completed their groundbreaking Beethoven Project, performing and recording the complete string quartets of Beethoven.  The cycle was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and performed in 11 major venues in the UK.  The Elias has also recorded the six-album cycle for the “Wigmore Hall Live” record label.  The first album was released in January 2015.  The Elias also took all-Beethoven programs to Carnegie Hall (New York) and San Francisco performances.
See Program Note » 

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This broadcast made possible, in part, 
by the generosity of Carol Collier

6. Joyce Yang

Sunday, November 8, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity.  As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
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This broadcast made possible by the generosity
of Carole Wilhelm in memory of Bob Wilhelm

7. Quartetto Gelato

Sunday, November 15, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery, and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato, a popular and highly unusual classical quartet.  With sold-out performances in New York, Washington, L.A., London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and elsewhere, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with its exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and humor.  Classical in training, eclectic by design, Quartetto Gelato not only thrills audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor.
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This broadcast made possible by the generosity of Tricia Herban in memory of Mat Herban. Additional support provided by Doug and Darlene Jones and Carol Collier

8. Dover Quartet & Edgar Meyer

Sunday, November 22, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, at which they won every prize.  Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. 

In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other.  Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” Mr. Meyer combines unparalleled technique and musicianship with his gift for composition, bringing him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience.
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This broadcast made possible by the generosity
 of Don and Miriam Utter

9. American Brass Quintet

Sunday, November 29, 2020 1 p.m. Classical 101

The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world.  As 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and all fifty of the United States; a discography of nearly sixty recordings; and the premieres of over one hundred fifty contemporary brass works.
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This broadcast made possible by the generosity of the
Sally Griffiths Fund