The International Festival of Chamber Music kicks off its 39th season Saturday, Oct. 9, with a performance by violinist Pamela Frank and friends. This is the first in a series of 14 concerts, featuring returning favorites like cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han in their 19th Schenectady recital, and Emerson String Quartet in its 28th appearance.
New to the Series this year are several rising stars. In January, pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, winner of the 2008 Montreal International Music Competition and the youngest student admitted to Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, will be featured. Ray Chen, winner of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition and one of the most compelling young violinists today, will close out the season on April 27.
For subscriptions and ticket information, call 388-6080. A complete schedule of concerts, all held in Memorial Chapel, is available here.