Performing Arts

Miami’s Friends of Chamber Music celebrates its 60th with 10 concerts

SET FOR JAN. 15: Pianist Stephen Hough will perform with the FIU Symphony Orchestra during the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami’s 60th anniversary season.
SET FOR JAN. 15: Pianist Stephen Hough will perform with the FIU Symphony Orchestra during the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami’s 60th anniversary season.

The Friends of Chamber Music of Miami is celebrating its 60th anniversary season in 2015-’16, offering 10 concerts that subscribers can enjoy for less than $28 per concert.

The season begins with the Borodin Quartet playing an all-Russian program Oct. 13 at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, where the Ehnes Quartet will perform Beethoven’s string quartets Nov. 16. Also at the church, the Brentano Quartet with violist Roberto Diaz will perform a program of Mendelssohn and more on Dec. 15. On Jan. 15 at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall, James Judd will conduct the FIU Symphony, with Stephen Hough as the evening’s pianist, in a program of Beethoven and Liszt.

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays Mendelssohn, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall on Jan. 17. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio performs Beethoven piano trios Feb. 11 and Feb. 13-14 at UM’s Gusman. On March 13, tenor Paul Appleby and pianist Ken Noda will perform at UM’s Gusman three days before their performance at Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall. The season’s final concert features Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky March 21 at the Coral Gables Congregational Church.

Subscriptions to the 10-concert season are $275 for general admission, $375 for preferred seating. The Wertheim Performing Arts Center is at 10910 SW 17th St., Miami; the Coral Gables Congregational Church, at 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; and Gusman Concert Hall, at 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. For information, call 305-854-3019 or visit www.miamichambermusic.org.

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