Hoch Chamber Music Series 2018-19

Welcome to the Hoch Chamber Music Series 2018-19!

Amazing artists and fantastic hall – the 2018-19 season will be a wonderful one. More than ever, this is the Hoch Series you've loved attending – you will not want to miss a concert! From celebrating the gala featuring Christine Ebersole and chamber music to a concert reflecting Concordia's academic theme, "A Night of Borders and Boundaries," to an evening of chamber music featuring the Pacifica Quartet, experience the beauty from your seat in the Sommer Center.

Kathleen Suss & Lawrence Dutton

A Night of Borders and Boundaries

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Richard Strauss, String Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85 
Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

In keeping with Concordia College's 2018-19 theme of Borders and Boundaries, the concert will explore the boundaries of chamber music in the 20th century through Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4 and the String Sextet from Capriccio Op. 85 by Richard Strauss, who moved from Germany to Vienna in an attempt to save his Jewish daughter-in-law and grandchildren from the Holocaust.

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Jee Sun Lee, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Nickolas Canellakis, cello
Julia Lichten, cello
Sheri Hammerstrom, soprano
Rina Jung Kim, soprano
Jon Klibonoff, piano


Conservatory Gala
Greatest Hits

Concordia Conservatory Concert
Cabaret and Chamber Music

Featuring Christine Ebersole

Saturday, February 9, 6:00 PM

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Emanouil Manolov, violin
Catherine Gatewood, clarinet
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Andrew Janss, cello

with special guest Christine Ebersole

For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and sepecials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. She will bring her greatest hits to the Concordia stage.

Hugo Wolf, Italian Serenade
Alexander Borodin, Quartet No. 2 - Scherzo
D. Shostakovich, Quartet No. 3 - Allegro non troppo
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 - Larghetto
G. Puccini, Crisantemi

Pacifica Quartet

Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:00 pm

Simin Ganatra, violin
Austin Hartman, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello

Lawrence Dutton, viola

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music's top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award, the Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America.

More Than Music
Pre-Concert Talks

Join distinguished Conservatory faculty, Marija Ilić, for this detailed study of chamber music works featured on each of the concerts in this season. The pre-concert talks take place one hour prior to the concert in Stein Hall.

All Hoch concerts are held in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.

Sponsorship & Ticket Opportunities


Conservatory concierge ticket service, prime seating at concerts, invitation to exclusive pre-concert donor events, and free admission to More Than Music lectures.