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We at the Philharmonic Society of Orange County remain committed to our community and our mission to continue presenting world-class musical and educational offerings.

This spring, we are particularly excited to present Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National. Pulled from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's extensive performance archive and expertly-curated by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, this series of eight digital concerts will take you inside the music with in-depth discussions and personal artist interviews.

These concerts are offered exclusively to Philharmonic Society subscribers and select donors (Sonata level and above). Become a donor today to receive exciting benefits, including exclusive free access to these eight concerts from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Learn more about becoming a member here.

Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill, clarinet

01/29/2021

featuring: Inon Barnatan, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | Alisa Weilerstein, cello

MESSIAEN: "Abyss of the Birds" from Quartet for the End of Time
POULENC: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
BRAHMS: Trio in Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114

Virtuoso Violins

Virtuoso Violins

02/12/2021

featuring: Orion Weiss, piano | Wu Han, piano | and many more

TELEMANN: Concerto in D major for Four Violins
STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 18
FAURÉ: Quartet No. 1 in C minor for Piano & Strings, Op. 15

Winds From Different Lands

Winds From Different Lands

02/26/2021

featuring: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano | Michael Brown, piano | and many more

MOZART: Selections from Don Giovanni
BALAKIREV: Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 3
BARBER: Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31
POULENC: Sextet for Piano & Winds

Paul Neubauer

Paul Neubauer, viola

03/12/2021

featuring: Inon Barnatan, piano | Alessio Bax, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | and many more

SCHUMANN: “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132
DALE: “Romance” from Suite for Viola and Piano
TURINA: Escenaandaluza for Viola, String Quartet, and Piano, Op. 7
KREISLER: Liebesleid for Three Violins, Viola, and Cello
SHOSTAKOVICH: Impromptu for Viola and Piano
BOULANGER: American Vision for Viola and Piano Trio

Ani Kavafian

Ani Kavafian, violin

03/26/2021

featuring: Alessio Bax, piano | Orion Weiss, piano | and many more

BRAHMS: Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin & Piano
BABAJANIAN: Trio in F-sharp minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
DVORÁK: Trio in F minor, Op. 65

Calidore Quartet

Calidore Quartet

04/09/2021

featuring: Calidore Quartet | Xavier Foley, double bass

MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
DVORÁK: Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77

Intimate Bach

Intimate Bach

04/23/2021

featuring: Ryan Speedo Green, baritone | Orion String Quartet | and many more

BACH: Trio Sonata in C minor for Flute, Violin, and Continuo, from Musical Offering
BACH: Sonata in G minor transcribed for Cello and Continuo
BACH: Cantata Ich habe genug

Brandenburg Concertos

Bach: The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

05/07/2021

featuring: Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord | John Gibbons, harpsichord | Hyeyeon Park, piano-harpsichord | and many more

BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6, BWV 1046 - 1051