Night and Day: Wednesday, October 10, 2002
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Six Strings, 88 Strings

Every once in a while comes a mystical moment when the connections of seemingly unrelated things become manifest, and the ties that bind the cosmos, hidden to us all during most hours, are revealed with such clarity that they inspire a harmonic feeling of oneness with the universe and all its infinite mysteries. This rumination is brought to you by the opening concert of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, which, through a quirk of timing, has much in common with other classical music events going on this week.

The same week that Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society kicks off its season, the Chamber Music Society has a guitarist of its own. Christopher Carrington, who spent time growing up in Caracas, joins the ensemble to play Vivaldiís Guitar Concerto in D major. Concertos are usually pieces written for a solo instrument and a full orchestra, but an acoustic guitar has limited sonic resources to go up against an orchestra, so most guitar concertos place the instrument against a smaller group.

Also, the same week that 2001 Van Cliburn Piano Competition gold medalist Olga Kern plays a solo recital, the silver medalist from the same competition, Maxim Philippov, joins the chamber music group as well. Philippov also won the prize for best chamber music performance during that competition, and he reprises his competition piece with the group, Schumannís Piano Quintet in E-flat major. Forget about all the coincidences and ironies surrounding these concerts; the joyful exuberance of the quintet by itself will make you feel one with the universe.

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth performs at 2:30pm Sun at Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 330 E 4th St, FW. Tickets are $5-15. Call 817-877-3003 or 817-924-9207.



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