Centrum Chamber Music Series

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Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director
Sponsored by Leah Mitchell and Nancy McLachlan

We are delighted to present this year’s series at Centrum in-person again at the Wheeler Theater. As always, our vital chamber music series has been curated to showcase the brilliant talent of many of the world’s finest classical artists along with the top tier of the most promising young talents in the field today. The intimacy and warmth of the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park provides an ideal venue for our dynamic performances. Come and experience chamber music at its highest level. We look forward to seeing you again, and I thank you for your support!

– Artistic Director Lucinda Carver


Celebrating The String Quartet

Franz Josef Haydn changed the landscape of classical music when he codified the string quartet as a genre starting in about 1757. The range of the instruments from low to high, the ability of the four instruments to whisper or shout, and the almost limitless emotional variety have drawn composers to turn to the string quartet as a vessel for their most inspired work. Centrum celebrates the form by presenting three of the finest quartets performing today.


Dover Quartet

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023
7:30 P.M.
Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Gay and Gary Eisenberger

Joel Link, violin
Bryan Lee, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Camden Shaw, cello

Amy Beach:  Quartet for Strings (In One Movement), Op. 89
George Walker:  String Quartet No. 1
Antonin Dvorák:  Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51

Tickets: $45/$40

American Quartet

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2023
2:00 P.M.
Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Anne and Dick Schneider

Peter Winograd, violin
Laurie Carney, violin
Daniel Avshalomov, viola
Wolfram Koessel, cello
with Lucinda Carver, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135
Belá Bartók:  String Quartet No. 3
Antonin Dvorák:  Quintet No. 2 in A major for Piano and String, Op. 81

Tickets: $45/$40

Chamber Music Workshop Concerts & Masterclasses

7:30 p.m.

Wheeler Theater

Participant Master Class: Featuring Participant Quartets coached by the American Quartet
Free Admission

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Student Showcase Concert: Tickets $10

7:30 p.m.

Student Showcase Concert: Tickets $10

Participating student ensembles sponsored by Don and Sylvia White

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About the Workshop

Founded in 2015, the Centrum Chamber Music Workshop fosters the highest level of training and coaching for preprofessional chamber musicians in community with leading faculty chamber artists. The workshop serves outstanding emerging, pre-formed ensembles. Two string quartets from the country’s leading programs will be invited to a week of rigorous coaching with the world-renowned American Quartet and Artistic Director Lucinda Carver. Each participant is awarded a full scholarship including tuition, travel, accommodations and meals. Participants will appear in a public masterclass and a performance.

Admission to the workshop is merit-based and highly competitive. Past participants have included students from Curtis, Juilliard, Eastman, USC, Indiana University, Rice, CIM and the New World Symphony.

Application deadline is April 30, 2023 (extended).  Details, and to apply, click here.