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“…nothing short of magic… a pianist one could listen to for hours…” 

– The Record (Waterloo, Ontario)

MASNO is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist ANGELA CHENG as NOCTURNE XVIII Guest Artist

Sunday, November 15, 2020

5:00 p.m. – Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m. – Concert
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Tickets on sale August 1

About the Artist

Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Annapolis, Colorado, Flint, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Saint Louis, San Diego, Syracuse, and Utah, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, London, Minas Gerais/Brazil, and Israel. 

During the 2019/2020 season, Ms. Cheng will serve as an Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra where she will perform three concertos throughout the season: de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Clara Schumann’s concerto in celebration of 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto. Other highlights of the season include return engagements with the symphonies of Vancouver and Victoria and Symphony Nova Scotia where she will also perform the Clara Schumann concerto. In the U.S., Ms. Cheng will perform with the symphonies of Richmond and Canton, as well as the IRIS Chamber Orchestra where she will perform the Beethoven triple concerto and the Archduke trio with the Zukerman Trio. In addition to this engagement, her performance schedule also includes extensive touring with Pinchas Zukerman and as a member of the Zukerman Trio, including a European tour in March. 

Angela Cheng’s collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman began in 2009, when, at his invitation, she toured both Europe and China as a member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, and as Mr. Zukerman’s collaborative pianist. She joined them again in the spring of 2010 for a U.S. tour, which included concerts at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the 92nd Street Y in New York. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America, including performances at the Salzburg Festival, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Ravinia festivals. With Mr. Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, as a member of the Zukerman Trio, Ms. Cheng made her debuts at the Verbier, Edinburgh, Miyazaki, St. Petersburg/Stars of the White Nights, and Enescu/Romania Festivals. 

An avid recitalist, Ms. Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets. Festival appearances have included Banff, Bravo! Vail, Chautauqua, Colorado, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla’s SummerFest, Ravinia, Vancouver, the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec, MasterWorks Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Cartegena International Music Festival in Colombia. 

Angela Cheng’s debut recording of two Mozart concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra received glowing reviews. Other CDs include Clara Schumann’s Concerto in A Minor with JoAnn Falletta and the Women’s Philharmonic for Koch International; for CBC Records, four Spanish concerti with Hans Graf and the Calgary Philharmonic; both Shostakovich concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Radio Orchestra; and a solo disc of selected works of Clara and Robert Schumann. Most recently, an all-Chopin recital CD was released by Universal Music Canada. 

Ms. Cheng was Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Other awards include the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 




NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.


Crescent City Chamber Music Festival: Benefit Concert

CCCMF 2019 Benefit Concert
Felicity Church
1220 Felicity St.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM
No RSVP required
FREE Admission

Come enjoy some wine, cocktails, and refreshments in the restored beauty of  the historic Felicity Church, and get an intimate look at the mission and outreach work CCCMF has been doing since its inception in 2015. Through musical performances of works not heard in the public concerts and special visual presentations, prepare to be inspired and to learn how you can support CCCMF as we continue to expand our important work in New Orleans!


Puerto Rico Relief Fund Benefit Recital with the Manhattan Chamber Players

Donations for the Puerto Rico Relief Fund Gratefully Accepted!
Free General Admission, No Tickets Necessary

Sponsored by the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival.

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All Proceeds from this concert will go to the Puerto Rico Relief Fund
Free General Admission, No Tickets Necessary


Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
Romanian Dances, Sz. 56 (1915)

Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941)
Two Pieces for Viola and Piano (1908)

Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1897)
Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 30 (1897)

Manhattan Chamber Players

Adam Golka, Piano
Francesca de Pasquale, Violin
Luke Fleming, Viola
Michael Katz, Cello