About Us

2019-2020 Season

History

Concerts International is in its 47th season of bringing world-class chamber music concerts to Memphis area audiences. It’s as if, for each of our five concerts a season, Carnegie Hall were magically transported to Memphis -- with affordable ticket prices. We are also committed to introducing chamber music to new audiences, through outreach activities at schools, colleges, retirement communities, museums, and many other places throughout the greater Memphis community.

Concerts International is a non-profit 501(c)3) organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors, with only one administrative employee, so we rely heavily on the active participation of our board members. You’ll see them welcoming you at our concerts, giving out programs, and taking tickets, but they also select and hire the musical ensembles, arrange publicity, market our subscriptions and ticket sales, handle the accounting, and act as host families for the visiting musicians. 

The concerts depend on the continuing generosity of our donors, subscribers, and concert sponsors. Concerts International has a long-standing relationship with the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and has established a cooperative marketing alliance with the following premier classical music presenting organizations in Memphis: Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, Iris Orchestra, and Memphis Chamber Music Society.

Concerts | 1967 - Present

1967-68  

  • Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 

  • Guarneri Quartet 

  • Munich Chamber Orchestra 


1968-69    

  • Bernard Krusen, baritone 

  • I Madrigalisti di Venezia 

  • Juillard String Quartet

  • Orchestre de Paris with Alexis Weissenberg, piano

1969-70    

  • Alexis Weissenberg, piano 

  • Berlin Philharmonic Octet 

  • David Oistrakh, violin 

  • Deller Consort 

  • Prague Chamber Orchestra 

  • Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra 


1970-71    

  • Borodin String Quartet with Lyuba Edlina, piano 

  • Camerata Bariloche 

  • I Solisti Veneti 

  • Judith Raskin, soprano 

  • Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra of Paris 

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (William Steinberg) with Rudolf Firkusny, piano 


1971-72    

  • Concentus Musicus Vienna 

  • Minnesota Orchestra (Stanislaw Skrowaczewski) with Jano Starker, cello 

  • Netherlands Chamber Orchestra with Szymon Goldgert, conductor-violin 

  • Orchestra Michelangelo di Firenze 

1972-73    

  • Bartok String Quartet 

  • Hermann Prey, baritone 

  • I Musici 

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Lawrence Foster) 


1973-74    

  • Belgrade Chamber Orchestra 

  • Guarneri Quartet 

  • Philadelphia Orchestra (Eugene Ormandy) 


1974-75    

  • Boston Symphony Chamber Players 

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute and Robert Veyron-Lacroix, harpsichord 

  • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 

  • Moscow Chamber Orchestra 

  • Tom Krause, baritone 

1980-91    

  • I Musici 

  • New York Chamber Soloists with Menahem Pressler, piano 

  • Empire Brass 

 

1981-82    

  • Guarneri Quartet 

  • Smithsonian Chamber Players 

  • Aulos Ensemble 

 

1982-83    

  • I Musici 

  • Beaux Arts Trio 

  • The Intimate Muse 

1983-84    

  • Music from Marlboro 

  • Leipzig Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra 

  • Chicago Brass Quintet 

 

1984-85    

  • I Musici  

  • Boston Museum Trio 

  • Tokyo String Quartet 

 

1985-86       

  • Daniel String Quartet 

  • I Solisti de Zagreb 

  • Empire Brass 

 

1986-87    

  • Blair String Quartet 

  • Alexander Markov, violin 

  • Orlando String Quartet 

  • Beaux Arts Trio 

  • Trio Sonata 

 

1988-88       

  • Endellion String Quartet 

  • Julian Bream, guitar & lute 

  • Eugene Istomin, piano 

  • Muir String Quartet 

 

1988-89    

  • Eastman Brass (88-89)

  • Emerson String Quartet with Menahem Pressler, piano (88-89)

  • Vermeer Quartet (88-89)

 

1989-90    

  • Suk Trio 

  • New York Woodwind Quintet with Gilbert Kalish, piano 

  • Trio Sonnerie 

  • Paul Tortelier, cello with Joan Gilbert, piano 

 

1990-91    

  • Guarneri Quartet 

  • Empire Brass 

  • Cleveland Quartet 

 

1991-92    

  • Paillard Chamber Orchestra with Michael Debost, flute 

  • Bartok String Quartet 

  • Borodin Trio 

 

1992-93    

  • Empire Brass 

  • Cherubini Quartet 

  • American String Quartet 

  • Boston Chamber Music Society with Charles Neidich, clarinet 

 

1993-94    

  • Mendelssohn String Quartet with Charles Neidich, clarinet 

  • Talich String Quartet 

  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble  (8-members)

  • Trio di Milano 

 

1994-95    

  • London Chamber Orchestra  (13-member string orchestra)

  • Takacs Quartet 

  • New York Woodwind Quintet 

  • Arden Trio 

 

1995-96    

  • American Chamber Players 

  • Camerata Bern 

  • Ames Piano Quartet  (replacement for Lindsay String Quartet)

 

1996-97    

  • Los Angeles Piano Quartet 

  • Laurentian Quartet with Lilian Kallir, piano 

  • London Chamber Orchestra 

  • Alexander String Quartet and Angeles String Quartet ensemble 

  • Eroica Trio 

 

1997-98    

  • Calliope with Jane Bryden, soprano 

  • David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano 

  • Guarneri Quartet 

  • I Musici de Montreal  (14-member string orchestra)

  • Ysaÿe String Quartet with Janos Starker, cello

 

1998-99    

  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin 

  • Chestnut Brass Company 

  • Peabody Trio with Charles Neidich, clarinet 

  • Coull String Quartet 

  • Tallis Scholars (vocal) 

  • Audubon Quartet with Marcus Thompson, viola 

 

1999-2000    

  • Vienna Piano Trio 

  • Borodin String Quartet 

  • Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet 

  • English Concert with Trevor Pinnock  (27-member orchestra)

  • Dorian Wind Quartet with Richard Ormrod, piano 

 

2000-01    

  • Ciompi Quartet with Jane Hawkins, piano (00-01)

  • Tafelmusik (00-01) (19-member Baroque orchestra)

  • David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano (00-01)

  • Prazak String Quartet  (00-01)

  • Arden Trio (00-01)

  • Audubon Quartet with Marcus Thompson, viola (00-01)

 

2001-02    

  • Jacques Thibaud String Trio (01-02)

  • Kalichstein-Loredo-Robinson Trio (01-02)

  • St Petersburg String Quartet (01-02)

  • Andre Manze, violin and Richard Egarr, harpsichord (01-02)

  • American String Quartet (01-02)

  • American Chamber Players (01-02)

 

2002-03    

  • Concertante Chamber Players (02-03)

  • Paris Piano Trio (02-03) with Ysaÿe String Quartet

  • Pacifica String Quartet with Paul Katz, cello (02-03)

  • Ensemble Wein-Berlin Wind Quintet (02-03)

  • Peter Kairoff, piano (bonus concert added during season)

  • Leipzig String Quartet (02-03)

 

2003-04    

  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (03-04)

  • Kodály Quartet (03-04)

  • Calico Winds (03-04)

  • Florestan Trio (03-04)

 

2004-05    

  • Martinů Collegium Prague [Kinsky Trio Prague] (04-05)

  • Kuss Quartet (04-05)

  • Frederic Chu, piano (04-05)

  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (04-05)

  • Muir String Quartet with Gilbert Kalish, piano (04-05)

 

2005-06    

  • Brno Chamber Soloists with Michiko Otaki, piano (05-06)

  • Belcea Quartet (05-06)

  • Los Angeles Piano Quartet (05-06)

  • Arnaldo Cohen, piano (05-06)

  • David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano ( 05-06)

 

2006-07    

  • Florestan Trio (piano trio)

  • Concertante (string sextet)

  • Pieter Wispelwey, cello and Degan Lazic, piano

  • Ying String Quartet

  • Emerson String Quartet

 

2007-08    

  • Talich String Quartet

  • Claremont Piano Trio

  • Academy of Ancient Music with Richard Egarr, Director Harpsichord soloist

  • Kronos Quartet

  • Brentano String Quartet

 

2008-09    

  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble 

  • Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra 

  • Mozart Piano Quartet 

  • Prazak String Quartet  

  • Cerovsek-Jumppanen Violin Piano Duo 

 

2009-10    

  • Eroica String Trio 

  • Burning River Brass 12-piece ensemble 

  • Auryn String Quartet 

  • Jupiter String Quartet with Roger Tapping 

  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

 

2010-11    

  • Jerusalem String Quartet 

  • Tapestry 

  • Imani Winds 

  • Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio 

  • Moscow String Quartet 

 

2011-12    

  • Trio Solisti 

  • Alexander String Quartet 

  • Trio Terzetto Piano Trio 

  • A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra 

  • Pavel Haas Quartet 

 

2012-13    

  • American String Quartet 

  • Aulos Ensemble 

  • Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Piano Trio 

  • Harlem Quartet 

  • Kalichstein-Loredo-Robinson Trio 

 

2013-14    

  • Cuarteto Casals 

  • Restrelli Cello Quartet 

  • Sima Trio 

  • American Brass Quintet 

  • New York Woodwind Quintet 

 

2014-15    

  • Kavafian, Schub, Shifrin 

  • Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet

  • Cann Piano Duo

  • East Coast Chamber Orchestra

  • Dover String Quartet with Victor Asuncion piano

 

2015-16    

  • Academy of St. Martins in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

  • Ruske, Frautschi & Chien Trio (horn, violin, piano)

  • Manasse Paremski Duo (clarinet, piano) with Seth Russell cello

  • Escher String Quartet with Jason Vieaux guitar

  • Jersusalem Quartet

 

2016-17    

  • David Finkel, cello & Wu Han, piano

  • Dali String Quartet

  • Cuarteto Casals

  • Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet

  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin & Cathal Breslin, piano

 

2017-18     

  • Juilliard String Quartet

  • Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Piano Trio

  • Ceruti String Quartet (bonus concert)

  • Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

  • St Lawrence String Quartet

  • Rastrelli Cello Quartet

 

2018-19     

  • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

  • Aulos Ensemble

  • Sybarite 5

  • Rolston String Quartet

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