South Coast Chamber Music Series 2019-2020


This season …

A new chapter! This season, musicians from the NBSO will perform in all of the chamber concerts, bringing their unique artistry and energy to our popular series. We look forward to exploring the enormous treasury of chamber music, presenting familiar gems and colorful new works for the delectation of our intrepid audience. Bravissimo! 

Janice Weber, Artistic Director


November 23 & 24, 2019 
Two enormous piano quintets probe the boundaries of Romantic.

The remarkable Mrs. H. H. A. Beach was not only a virtuoso pianist (performing dozens of times with the Boston Symphony), but a prolific composer of symphonic, chamber, piano, and vocal works. Her Piano Quintet of 1907, unabashedly romantic, demonstrates why she became the most successful woman composer of her generation. And Brahms’s passionate Quintet proves men can be romantics, too!

Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Mrs. H. H. A. Beach Piano Quintet

Jesse Holstein, violin | EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin | Anna Griffis, viola | Leo Eguchi, cello | Janice Weber, piano


January 25 & 26, 2020
This Gift of Music concert is sponsored by Patty Plum Wylde in memory of her brother Matt Plum
2020 marks Beethoven’s 250th Birthday – come celebrate!

We celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a performance of his Second Symphony – for piano trio! With the G Major violin and piano sonata of 1803, dedicated to Tsar Alexander I, Beethoven honors the traditions of Mozart and Haydn while gently “rocking the boat.” His dramatic, theatrical C Minor Quartet, Op. 18, No 4, closes the program with a kaleidoscope of emotions that makes Beethoven truly immortal – and forever beloved.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio No. 12, based on Symphony No. 2
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Jesse Holstein, violin | EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin | Anna Griffis, viola | Leo Eguchi, cello | Janice Weber, piano



March 28 & 29, 2020
Two Baroque solos preface a staggering demonstration of trio power.

Bach’s violin Chaconne and the C major cello suite demonstrate the awesome power of four strings in the right hands. The program segues into two stunning force multipliers: Mendelssohn’s scintillating Trio in C Minor and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield, a work fusing ragtime, jazz, and klezmer into a literally unforgettable tour de force.

Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite
Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne, from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor
Paul Schoenfield Café Music
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

Ariadne Daskalakis, violin | Leo Eguchi, cello | Janice Weber, piano



May 16 & 17, 2020
A springtime bounce in the garden of musical delights.

Our final program opens with Schubert’s Arpeggione sonata, a late work of supreme tenderness and harmonic subtlety. We skip to the refreshingly tonic (and definitely hazardous!) Hasards by Florent Schmitt, one of France’s more fascinating and lesser known composers. Our final hop takes us to the towering Piano Quintet of Xaver Scharwenka, the German-Polish virtuoso/composer whose works are finally receiving deserved acclaim after a century’s neglect.

Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Florent Schmitt Hasards, Op. 96 (Piano Quartet)
Xaver Scharwenka Quartet in F Major, Op. 37

EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin | Anna Griffis, viola | Leo Eguchi, cello | Janice Weber, piano

South Coast Chamber Music Series 2019-2020

Individual Tickets: $20 at the door or purchase below.

All tickets are good for either the Saturday (4pm in Marion) or Sunday (4pm in South Dartmouth) concert. 
Please bring your email receipt to the concert for admission.

Beethoven CCL

Saturday, Jan 25 | Sunday, Jan 26 | 4:00PM

Three’s a Crowd

Saturday, Mar 28 | Sunday, Mar 29 | 4:00PM

Take Five

Saturday, Nov 23 | Sunday, Nov 24 | 4:00PM


Saturday, May 16 | Sunday, May 17 | 4:00PM

Saturday Concerts, 4pm

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
124 Front Street, Marion

Sunday Concerts, 4pm

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth

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