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Please join us for our first CMS outing this season! We’ll be attending an unusual program composed solely of string octets. In two contrasting octets, Spohr’s polish and finesse is counterbalanced by the youthful invention of Shostakovich. Enescu’s massive Octet in C major, written at the age of 19, provides a powerful finale.

After the concert, relax and savor the evening over drinks, dinner or dessert -- and conversation with your fellow meetup (and other audience) members in the CMS-reserved area of American Table restaurant right in the Alice Tully Hall lobby. Your ticket stub earns you 10% off food and beverages!



SPOHR Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor for Strings, Op. 65 (1823)

SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 [masked])

ENESCU Octet in C major for Strings, Op. 7 (1900)


Bella Hristova, violin

Soovin Kim, violin

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

Areta Zhulla, violin

Yura Lee, violin

Paul Neubauer, viola

Dmitri Atapine, cello

Nicholas Canellakis, cello



Cost: $25 for prime seating!

Discounted tickets are available only through CMS’s website at the following link: . Be sure to enter the discount code for our group: MEET111.


Our very own Jane will be your hostesss for the evening (yay!) so please look for her when you arrive and during post-concert mingling! I will not be at the concert due to a prior commitment, but may be there for the after-concert mingling to say hello to everyone.

Before the Concert:

You Have Your Ticket: Enter the MAIN ENTRANCE through the revolving doors on 65th & Broadway. Jane will be there at around 7:00PM, standing to the LEFT of the revolving doors along the glass wall facing Lincoln Center.

You Need to Pick Up Your Ticket: Use the entrance a little further up, to the right of the lobby cafe, close to 66th Street. You'll see the box office from outside. Pick up your tix, then come meet us inside the main entrance.

At 7:20PM, we'll go to our seats. If you arrive late or are stuck in line waiting to pick up tickets, then just go to your seat and meet us at the reception after the concert. Performance begins at 7:30PM.

After the Concert:

Please meet Jane and other members of the group in the American Table restaurant area of the lobby!

See you there!