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Opening welcome paragraph

Musical Moments - our online series

Since April 2020 we have posted more than 100 audio and video clips of dozens of recent and upcoming CMS artists — encores, short sections from longer works, or unusual performances.

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2022-2023 Season

Jeremy Denk, piano

Sunday October 2, 2022 at 3:00pm

An all-Bach program

“Mr. Denk is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” – The New York Times   Website

Telegraph Quartet

Sunday November 6, 2022 at 3:00pm

Haydn, Ravel, Beethoven

“An ensemble of serious depth and versatility...a wonderful boldness of spirit...performances which are vibrant and full of exploratory fervor” – San Francisco Chronicle   Website

George Li, piano

Sunday December 18, 2022 at 3:00pm

Schumann, Ravel, Stravinsky

“Staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression.” – Washington Post   Website

Gryphon Piano Trio

Sunday January 29, 2023 at 3:00pm

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert

"One of the best ensembles in the world, consistently making music of rare excellence." - Toronto Globe and Mail  Website

Esmé String Quartet

Sunday March 12, 2023 at 3:00pm

Borodin, Fanny Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky

“Here are four young musicians that play with depth and maturity, which, and even this cliché can be swept off the table, does not depend on age.” –Süddeutsche Zeitung       Website

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Sunday March 26, 2023 at 3:00pm

Bach/Busoni, Schumann, Ravel, Prokofiev

“He is blessed with an imagination and unaffected candour that get straight to the mindset of whatever music he is playing.” – Classical Source   Website

Ilya Yakushev, piano

Sunday April 16, 2023 at 3:00pm

Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin


“Yakushev is one of the very best young pianists before the public today.” — American Record Guide    Website