Bancroft Family Concerts

Saturday, October 14, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Horchow Auditorium

Presented in partnership with Fine Arts Chamber Players

Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Seating is first-come, first-served.


October 14, 2017
Season Opener 

The season begins with the seldom-heard Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 2 by George Szell, Richard Strauss’s String Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85, and Piazzolla’s Grand Tango for violin and piano. Performers include Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Associate Concertmaster Eunice Keem; Aleksandr Snytkin, violin, DSO; Christine Hwang, viola, DSO; Sarah Kienle, viola, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Joseph Kuipers, cello; and Jonathan Tsay, piano.

November 11, 2017
Harp and Guitar

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Harp Emily Levin and guitarist Colin Davin present a program of new commissions and orchestral transcriptions. Davin is a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music and holds numerous top prizes in international competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition.

January 27, 2018
Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet

One of chamber music’s gems, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet for piano and strings, is performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Schubert’s art song “Die Forelle” (The Trout), which he uses in the Quintet, will be performed by acclaimed baritone David Grogan, Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Texas at Arlington.

February 24, 2018
Musicians of the Dallas Opera

Dallas Opera Orchestra Principal Cello Mitch Maxwell joins guest pianist Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera, for Beethoven’s Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute. The concert also features Dallas Opera musicians performing Wagner and Poulenc in addition to Bartok’s Contrasts played by Dallas-based Trio Kavanah.

March 10, 2018
Baroque and Classical

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Cello Jolyon Pegis performs three concerto masterworks by JC Bach, Vivaldi, and Boccherini bridging the span between the Baroque and Classical periods. Pegis is joined by string musicians including violinist Mark Miller, violist Ute Miller, DSO cellist Jeffrey Hood, DSO Principal Bass Nicolas Tsolainos, and Jonathan Tsay on harpsichord.

April 14, 2018
Sempre Libera

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Bassoon Ted Soluri celebrates the recent release of his first CD, Sempre Libera, a collection of opera arias arranged for bassoon and piano. Pianist Valerie Trujillo joins Soluri in this enticing program of opera favorites from Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” to Verdi’s “Sempre Libera.”

May 12, 2018
The Charles Barr Memorial Concert

The Charles Barr Memorial Concert features the extraordinary talent and inspirational music making of violist Rebecca Glass. Blind from birth, the Plano native recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Viola Performance at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music. Dr. Glass will perform in recital with pianist Alicja Basinka.


For more information on the Fine Arts Chamber Players, visit their website