With the new year brings four opportunities to hear Chiarina Chamber Players, widely considered to be one of the most compelling chamber programs in town.
Founded in 2015 by pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute, Chiarina brings distinctive chamber music performances and innovative programming to an intimate neighborhood setting in Capitol Hill, DC. With a roster of world-class artists, their mission is to create a singular listening experience that connects audience members, performers and music by a wide spectrum of composers from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries.
They are performing on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church (301 A St. SE).
On Feb. 5, experience the solo concerto up close, with a chamber version of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor, a reconstructed “Haydn” concerto for double bass, and a new work by Anna Clyne.
On March 12, hear the works this musical power couple—the Schumanns—and their close friend Brahms composed, some of the most enduring music in the German Romantic tradition. With Nurit Bar-Josef, Abel Pereira, and Chiarina artistic directors.
On April 16, with the collective power of two pianos side by side, pianists Efi Hackmey and Adrienne Kim perform Messiaen and Mozart.
On May 21, composers whose voices are singular–Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Piano Quartet in C minor meets music for piano and strings by Rebecca Clarke, Carlos Simon, and Reinaldo Moya.
Tickets: $25; 18 and under, free. Concerts are at St. Mark’s Church (301 A St. SE). chiarina.org.