Pre-Concert Events

on the Signature Series

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit offers pre-concert events before most of its Signature Series concerts, including informal conversations with the artists, lectures by educators, and occasional recitals and multi-media presentations.  Offered free of charge to ticket-holders, these events are designed to enhance the concert experience and provide insights into the artists’ approach to the music they are performing.

2016-17 Pre-Concert Events

All talks begin at 6:45pm

October 8, 2016
A talk with Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violinists of the Juilliard String Quartet

November 19, 2016
A lecture and slide show by M. J. Albacete, Executive Director Emertis of the Canton Museum of Art on the drawings and paintings of Viktor Hartmann that inspired Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 

December 3, 2016
The Cavani String Quartet and Celino Romero discuss the evening’s repertoire, with musical examples.

January 21, 2017
From the Top live!  Steve Wogaman moderates a conversation with Christopher O’Riley, host of the nationally syndicated radio program From the Top, featuring two young Michigan alumni of the show, euphonium player Joe Broom and saxophonist Chad Lilley.

February 11, 2017
Steve Wogaman introduces the 2017-2018 Signature Series, and talks to members of the Danish String Quartet about their program.

March 25, 2017
A talk with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

April 8, 2017
Violinist Anthony Marwood and pianist Aleksandar Mad┼żar discuss their decades-long collaboration and the evening’s repertoire.

May 13, 2017 (please note that the talk will end at 7:15 PM)
The members of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, clarinetist Franklin Cohen and clarinetist Richard King discuss Brahms’s Trios.