3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020

“Music is ultimately about sharing what you love with your audience.”


Cellist Brinton Averil Smith invites online viewers into his home for a virtual performance with his wife, pianist Evelyn Chen. Watch the concert online at our YouTube Channel.

November 10, 2020 Concert Program
“Prelude, Op.123” by Emánuel Moór
“Seven Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute” by Ludwig von Beethoven
“Scherzo” from F-A-E Sonata, 3rd mvmt by Johannes Brahms
“Andaluza” by Enrique Granados
“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
“Tango” by Isaac Albéniz
“Zapateado’” by Pablo de Sarasate
Excerpt from Deception, 1946 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Praised by New York Newsday for “extraordinary musicianship…forceful, sophisticated and entirely in the spirit of the music,” American cellist Brinton Averil Smith’s performances have elicited rave reviews around the world, praising virtuosic performances and musical ideals rooted in the golden age of string playing. Brinton Averil Smith has been the principal cellist of the Houston Symphony since 2005, and and is also a faculty member of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Aspen Music Festival.

The New York Times hailed Evelyn Chen as “a pianist to watch,” praising her “brilliant technique, warm, clear tone, and exacting musical intelligence.” Ms. Chen’s recent engagements have included performances on five continents at venues including David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Wolf Trap near Washington DC, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the Cultural Center of Hong Kong, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, among others.

Performance Location: Virtual on Facebook and YouTube
Date & Time: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tickets: Free (donations appreciated)
On Sale Date: N/A