The concert will bring seven incredible artists performing a program entitled “Instrumental Array”, featuring the exquisite music of Beethoven, Rossini, Britten, Duruflé, and Hummel

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform in concert at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, March 7th. The concert will feature seven outstanding musicians performing the works of Beethoven, Rossini, Britten, Duruflé, and Hummel. In a celebration of these diverse composers, duo teams from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will highlight the extremes of musicianship within different configurations during the first part of the evening. All six artists will join for the concluding Septet by virtuoso pianist Johann Hummel, who was a pupil of Mozart and Haydn and was admired by Beethoven. The musically diverse evening will feature these world-class musicians from CMS: Juho Pohjonen, piano; Paul Neubauer, viola; Nick Canellakis, cello; Nina Bernat, double bass; Sooyun Kim, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; and Radovan Vlatkovic, horn. This season highlights SCMC’s 12- year of partnership with the esteemed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

  Executive & Artistic Director of SCMC Cathy Holbrook states, “We are so pleased to bring seven incredible musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing a unique concert featuring piano, strings, woodwinds, and horn. These individual artists, among the finest chamber musicians in the world, will perform some of the most difficult music by diverse composers making for a truly exciting and memorable concert evening!”  

Tickets for Instrumental Array are $50, $35, and $20, available at or by calling 616-459-2224. Tickets are also available for the final Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert on April 18th entitled “String Magic”.


Program Description for Instrumental Array

With a focus on the intersection of unusual instrumentation, this unique program offers something for everyone, and the breezy melodies are perfect for the nearing of spring. Triumphant, light, and pastoral, Beethoven’s Sonata for horn and piano in F major leaves the listener humming a joyful tune. In the same vein, Gioachino Rossini’s Duo for cello and double bass can be best described as jaunty, Italianate, and bright. While slightly more angular, Benjamin Britten’s Two Insect Pieces for Oboe and Piano, written for an oboist colleague, opens with dialogue between the two instruments, creating a delightful onomatopoeia. Duruflé’s more somber Prélude, Récitatif et Variations for flute, viola, and piano is a rare example of the composer’s instrumental chamber music, written in 1928 and dedicated to the memory of the well-known French publisher and contemporary music enthusiast Jacques Durand. The final work, Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Septet in D minor for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, brings the previous ensembles together for a final stage-call of ingenious harmonies and musical flavors. Hummel, an accomplished pianist and pupil of Mozart, Antonio Salieri, and Haydn, was at the epicenter of the musical communities of Austria in the early 19th century, which gave him consistent access to the most prestigious musicians of his time. It’s no wonder that his composition features such a diverse and charming instrumentation.



Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Tickets

Instrumental Array

March 7, 2024

A section $50

B section $35

C section $20

String Magic

April 18, 2024

A section $50

B section $35

C section $20



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A section $70

B section $50

C section $30


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A section $50

B section $35

C section $20

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VIP tickets $165

A section $75

B section $60

C section $45


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A section $65

B section $50

C section $35