Welcome, plus "Pianopalooza"
Clear Lake Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to have its very first website! As you look around, please take note of our concert schedule. Our entire season schedule has not been set yet so please check back periodically for updates. I will use this blog as a platform to announce concerts and information about CLCE.
We are excited to present "Pianopalooza" as our season opener on Friday, September 22, featuring our amazing pianists Annette Chan and Andreea Mut! This concert will feature three very different takes on the piano quartet genre from composers Mozart, Mahler, and Schumann. For those of you wondering - no, we will not have four pianos on stage! A piano quartet consists of a violin, viola, cello, and piano. Our program begins with the origins of this unique genre - Mozart's piano quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478. Though a prolific composer of chamber music, Mozart wrote just two pieces for this instrumentation. Mahler, on the other hand, dabbled in non-vocal chamber music only once in his career. His attempt at a piano quartet was left unfinished, resulting in this one-movement work. Finally, Schumann's E-flat major piano quartet is possibly the most famous of the genre. Many musicians and audience-goers alike know his famous E-flat major piano quintet, which is purportedly the quartet's "musical double."
Other aspects of our website to take note of - bios of our fabulous musicians! CLCE is comprised of stellar musicians and teachers throughout the Clear Lake and greater Houston area. Feel free to peruse their bios and take a look at their accomplishments!
Under media, be sure to check out some of our past recordings and photos from our 2016-2017 season. If you've never been to one of our concerts, or attended one and want to hear your favorite piece again, check it out!
Finally, please sign up for our mailing list. This will allow CLCE to contact you regarding concert information and news on what we're up to. You can also use the mail tile at the bottom of any page to get in contact with us.
Hope to see you at one of our concerts this season! Remember, they're free!
Brandon Cornett, CLCE artistic director