Press and Public Contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012
Kerryn Barrera, Administrative Director
Phone 713.348.5400 Fax 713.348.5405
2012-2013 International Line-Up For Houston Friends of Chamber Music
HOUSTON – Houston Friends of Chamber Music, a non-profit organization that has been bringing the world’s finest Chamber music to Houston since 1960, announces its 2012-2013 season of nine diverse chamber music performances of world-renowned musicians and ensembles. These acclaimed musicians tour and perform in the world’s most prestigious concert series and venues. All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in the acoustically superb Stude Concert Hall at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
A perennial favorite, the Tokyo String Quartet, has announced its final season of performances as the Tokyo String Quartet in 2012-2013. The Tokyo opens the Friends’ season on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Other ensembles touring from Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic and Russia include a 17-member orchestra, a piano trio, favorite string quartets, a vocal and a brass ensemble. Additional special events, to be announced, are planned for master classes, community programs and concerts.
Each year the board of directors selects from hundreds of international touring ensembles. All of the groups chosen have distinguished themselves with numerous awards, many recordings, and have won multiple competitions.
Highlights of Houston Friends of Chamber Music 52nd season
• Perennial Favorites: Tokyo String Quartet, Thursday, September 20, 2012, will perform their final concert for Friends, www.tokyostringquartet.com. Emerson String Quartet, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, has announced the retirement of key members of their ensemble after the 2012-2013 season, http://www.emersonquartet.com.
• New to HFCM:
Gryphon Trio (piano, violin and cello) from Canada, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, www.gryphontrio.com;
Ebène Quartet from France, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, http://www.quatuorebene.com;
Canadian Brass from Canada, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, www.canadianbrass.com; and the
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin (17 members) from Russia, Tuesday, October 16, 2012, http://www.chamberorchestrakremlin.ru.
• Returning Favorites:
Tallis Scholars (11 vocalists) from Great Britain, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, http://www.thetallisscholars.co.uk;
Artemis Quartet from Germany, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, http://www.artemisquartet.com;
Pavel Haas Quartet, Czech Republic, Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, www.artsmg.com/ChamberGroups/PavelHaasQuartet/index.html.
Subscriptions available for full season at 30% savings over single ticket prices. 3 Plus Packages allow a customized series of 3, 4, 5 or 6 events for a 10% savings over single ticket prices. Convenient, affordable parking. Avoid the traffic and congestion of downtown. Single tickets go on sale beginning August 1, 2012. For more information on the 2012-2013 Season, please visit the new HFCM website: www.houstonfriendsofchambermusic.org or call 713.348.5400.
Houston Friends of Chamber Music
Bringing the world's finest chamber music to Houston since 1960.
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1827