Announcing Our 2021-22 Season

Announcing Our 2021-22 Season

We’re back!

Friends of Chamber Music will present five world-class ensembles as part of its 65th season in 2021-22, and we hope you’ll join us!  Once again, the roster of artists in our series represent an engaging range of artists mixing new groups with a few returning ensembles. With a lineup like this, we are excited to further the presence of the arts in Stockton!

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The four members of the American String Quartet pose with their instruments in front of a plain backgroundAmerican String Quartet

October 24, 2021
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2019 and was a part of our 2017-18 concerts.

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Members of Black Oak Ensemble play their instruments on stage along with a thumbnail of Eugenia Moliner performing with her fluteBlack Oak Ensemble + Eugenia Moliner

November 14, 2021
The Black Oak Ensemble took root in 2011 when they performed for a standing-room-only audience on Chicago’s prestigious Music in the Loft Series. In their FOCM debut, they’ll be joined by renowned flautist Eugenia Moliner.

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Members of the Poulenc Trio pose with their instruments in front of a plain backgroundPoulenc Trio

February 6, 2022
This piano-oboe-bassoon ensemble was last on our series in 2018 and we’re thrilled to have them back. Since its founding, the Trio has greatly expanded the repertoire available for the oboe, bassoon and piano, with more than 20 new works written or arranged for the group.

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Members of the Winds of Frisson pose together in front of a dark blue backgroundWinds of Frisson

February 27, 2022
Frisson Ensemble is nine musicians comprising brass and winds; we will be hearing a special performance by the group’s five woodwinds, directed by Thomas Gallant. From New York City, the ensemble features artists drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed and traditional masterworks.

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A distance shot of members of the Gryphon Trio pose at the piano with their instruments in front of a blank white wallGryphon Trio

April 10, 2022
Gryphon Trio is firmly established as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, and we’re excited to bring them back for the first time since 2018. For more than 25 years, this Canada-based Trio has earned acclaim for and impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic, and memorable performances. The group’s repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary, and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia.

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