In Portland, Oregon, Chamber Music Northwest has announced that its 2019-20 season will feature the world premiere on April 14, 2020 of a new Four Seasons composed collaboratively by Joan Tower, Christopher Theofanidis, Lera Auerbach, and Akira Nishimura. The work will feature the Jasper String Quartet performing together with pianist Gloria Chien and violinist Soovin Kim; as previously announced, Chien and Kim are to become the organization’s co-artistic directors at the end of the 2020 Summer Festival, succeeding CMWs longtime artistic director, clarinetist David Shifrin, Chien, Kim, and Shifrin will perform together in solo, duo, and trio works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paul Schoenfeld on a March 15 program. Also performing in the 2019-20 season, Chamber Music Northwest’s fiftieth, will be San Francisco’s period-instrument ensemble Dark Horse Consort; bassist Edgar Meyer and the Miró Quartet, Chamber Music Northwest’s season artists in residence; and the Akropolis Reed Quintet, which will perform a program of music themed to the Roaring 20s with Portland’s BodyVox contemporary dance company.

Posted August 9, 2019