It is hard to believe that the Fifth Anniversary Season of the Argenta Concert Series at the University of Nevada, Reno is already here! We are so excited to share with you what will be an extremely special year of celebration and unparalleled music-making by some of the most legendary musicians from around the world. Five years ago, the Argenta Concert Series was born out of the desire to bring some of the greatest chamber musicians to our city and to present them in concerts year-round. This year, alongside the three concerts by the University’s Argenta Trio, the names on our roster exceed our wildest dreams and for that we must thank the generosity of all our supporters who made this season worthy of any world venue!
As we celebrate our Fifth Anniversary, we learned that by a happy coincidence this year also marks the 70th Anniversary of one of the most distinguished ensembles in history of chamber music. The superb Borodin Quartet will join us on Friday October 16th, presenting a program of Russian masters.
On Wednesday December 9, during the time of the year usually filled with the traditional holiday offerings, we want to appeal to your sense of discovery and adventure, and present a fascinating program dedicated to the world of percussion. Christopher Froh, Ayano Kataoka, and Ian Rosenbaum will delight us with their magical skills.
On Thursday March 10 we are extremely honored and thrilled to welcome to Reno a living legend. Pianist Leon Fleisher needs no introduction, as he has been at the zenith of classical music for over 80 years. Joined in piano duo by the fabulous Katherine Jacobson he will perform works ranging from Bach to Ravel. Don’t miss a chance to meet him in person in our first ever pre-concert talk right before this exciting performance.
In another milestone for our Series, on Monday April 11, we will partner with one of the nation’s leading music organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in an evening of Glorious Sextets. Some of the most distinguished chamber musicians will be on the Nightingale stage, among them the Society’s Co-Artistic Director David Finckel.
We will close our season on Friday May 6, when Reno will be visited by the 2015 Avery Fischer Career Grant recipient violinist Kristin Lee and the superb multi-award winning violist Hsin-Yun Huang. Celebratory music by Dohnányi and Brahms will end our journey on a high note!
Become one of our supporters today, join our email list for all the free associated events, like master classes and workshops, and let chamber music embrace you for another spectacular year!
Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park