Making their sixth consecutive annual visit to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit and their first CMSD appearance on the Grosse Pointe series, the Juilliard String Quartet brings to the stage a tradition of chamber music excellence stretching as far back as the CMSD itself. Founded in 1946, this great ensemble has constantly reinvented itself, an evolutionary process that has refined the very definition of American chamber music, in their own performances and through their mentoring of generations of young musicians.
Over the course of a 20-plus year career, Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection - with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like”, Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through its dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs.
For over 25 years, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garnering acclaim and impressing international audiences with its refined, dynamic and memorable performances. With a repertoire that ranges from traditional to contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.