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St. Cecilia Music Center Presents the Final Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert of the Season on Thursday, March 31, 2022 Entitled The Jazz Effect featuring music by composers Wynton Marsalis, Gershwin, Ravel, and Darius Milhaud

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St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings world-class Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) to Grand Rapids for CMS's final concert of the season on March 31, entitled The Jazz Effect featuring music written by Wynton Marsalis, George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) Ravel and Milhaud.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists Performing The Jazz Effect Concert

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists Performing The Jazz Effect Concert /Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Tickets for this final CMS concert, The Jazz Effect, are $40 and $45 and can be purchased online at or by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224. 

Tickets to upcoming concerts including Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra on April 14, Shawn Colvin on May 12, and Judy Collins on May 18 can also be purchased online at or by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224. 

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings world-class Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) to Grand Rapids for CMS's final concert of the season on March 31, entitled The Jazz Effect featuring music written by Wynton Marsalis, George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) Ravel and Milhaud. Seven Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians will perform – Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, Pianist Zhu Wang, Violinist Ida Kavafian and the Orion String Quartet: Violinist Daniel Phillips, Violinist Todd Phillips, Violist Steven Tenenbom, and Cellist Timothy Eddy. 

Executive & Artistic Director of SCMC Cathy Holbrook says, “It has been a wonderful year of in-person concerts at St. Cecilia Music Center and fun to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This final concert, titled The Jazz Effect, will be a unique Chamber Music Society concert not to miss!”

Tickets for this final CMS concert, The Jazz Effect, are $40 and $45 and can be purchased online at or by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224. 


NOTE: SCMC currently requires proof of fully vaccinated status, or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours, to attend a concert at the SCMC venue. Attendees need to bring photo ID and proof of vaccination, or a negative test, the night of a concert. Home tests are not accepted. All patrons will be required to wear a mask while in the building for the duration of the concert. 

If you have tickets to an upcoming performance and are unwilling or unable to abide by this policy, please contact the SCMC box office for a refund at [email protected] a minimum of 48 hours prior to the concert date.


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center “The Jazz Effect” Highlights:

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1923-27)


Selections from At the Octoroon Balls for String Quartet (1995) (CMS Co-Commission)




DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974)
La création du monde for Piano Quintet, Op. 81 (1923)


Rhapsody in Blue for Piano, Four Hands (arr. Henry Levine) (1924)



CMS of Lincoln Center Artist Bios – “The Jazz Effect”

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott: 

For over 25 years Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She also serves as artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music and Ocean Reef Music festivals, as well as Curator for Chamber Music for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. Recent performance highlights include appearances with the Colorado Symphony, Florida Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, New World Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Mexico National Symphony, and Taipei Symphony. She also returned to play Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin at the Bravo! Vail Festival. She has performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, and Houston Symphony. Her recordings include the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and partitas (Editor’s Choice, Gramophone magazine), Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with the Dallas Symphony (Editor’s Choice, Gramophone magazine), and, most recently, the Haydn piano sonatas and concertos with the Odense Philharmonic in Denmark. She tours each season with the Chamber Music Society, as a member of the piano quartet OPUS ONE, with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and as part of a trio with her sisters Kerry and Maureen McDermott. Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music, has been awarded the Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and won the Young Concert Artists auditions.

Pianist Zhu Wang:

Praised by the New York Times as “a superb pianist” and “a thoughtful, sensitive performer,” Zhu Wang’s engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of musicianship and poise. Winner of the 2020 Young Concert Artists International Audition, he was awarded the Stern Young Artist Development Award. His season highlights include solo recital debuts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center, world premiere performances of Nina Shekhar’s work for solo piano and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and appearances with violinist Randall Goosby in the San Francisco Symphony Recital Series, at 92Y, and Merkin Hall. He has performed internationally at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. He has soloed with Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Virtuosi Brunenses, San Juan Symphony, and Xiamen Philharmonic. As an avid chamber musician and new music advocate, he presented the world premiere of Timo Andres’s Moving Etudes (2017). He has performed in festivals such as Kneisel Hall, Shanghai International Piano Festival, and Music Academy of the West, where he won the solo piano competition. A native of Hunan, China, he began learning piano at the age of five, training with Zhe Tang and Fou Ts’ong. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School where he received the Gina Bachauer and Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.  Zhu is currently pursuing his artist diploma at Curtis Institute of Music, under the guidance of Robert McDonald. He gratefully acknowledges the support of Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts.

Violinist Ida Kavafian:

Violinist/violist Ida Kavafian just recently retired after 35 successful years as artistic director of Music from Angel Fire, the renowned festival in New Mexico. She leaves a legacy of over 40 World Premieres commissioned by the festival. Her close association with The Curtis Institute continues with her large and superb class, the endowment of her faculty chair by former Curtis Board President Baroness Nina von Maltzahn, and the awarding of the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, which is presented in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding Curtis students. In addition to her solo engagements, she continues to perform with her piano quartet, OPUS ONE and Trio Valtorna. Co-founder of those ensembles as well as Tashi and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival (which she ran for ten years), she has toured and recorded with the Guarneri, Orion, Shanghai, and American string quartets; as a member of the Beaux Arts Trio for six years; and with such artists as Chick Corea, Mark O'Connor, and Wynton Marsalis. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Oscar Shumsky, she was presented in her debut by Young Concert Artists. Ms. Kavafian and her husband, violist Steven Tenenbom, have also found success outside of music in the breeding, training, and showing of champion Vizsla dogs, including the 2003 Number One Vizsla All Systems in the US and the 2007 National Champion. She has performed with the Chamber Music Society since 1973.


The Orion Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. Admired for the diverse nature of programming that juxtaposes masterworks of quartet literature with key works of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Orion provides singularly rich dimension to its music-making. The members of the Orion String Quartet—violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, brothers who share the first violin chair equally, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy—have worked closely with illustrious musicians such as Pablo Casals, Sir András Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Peter Serkin, members of the ensemble Tashi, and the Beaux Arts Trio, as well as the Budapest, Végh, Galimir, and Guarneri String Quartets. The Orion String Quartet is a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

In the summer of 2021, the Orion String Quartet returned to live performing at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, with which it has enjoyed a long association, to perform three programs that included music by Dvorák, Haydn, and Bartók. The Quartet’s concerts this season also include appearances with the Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and with Linton Chamber Music in Cincinnati, where its concert includes Reger’s Clarinet Quintet with Anthony McGill and music by Beethoven.   During the quartet’s 30th anniversary season in 2017-18, the Orion played the complete string quartets of Beethoven in a series of six concerts at the Mannes School of Music, where they held the position of quartet-in-residence for 27 years. At CMS they performed an all-Haydn program and presented a contemporary music concert of works written for them, including the world premiere of Sebastian Currier’s Etudes and Lullabies (a commission by CMS), David Dzubay’s String Quartet No. 1, “Astral,” and Brett Dean’s Quartet No. 2 for Strings and Soprano, And once I played Ophelia. Tony Arnold joined the Orion in that concert as vocal soloist. 

The Orion String Quartet has given stimulus to the development and expansion of the string quartet repertoire through commissions from composers Chick Corea, David Del Tredici, Alexander Goehr, Thierry Lancino, John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, Marc Neikrug, Lowell Liebermann, Peter Lieberson, and Wynton Marsalis. As a hallmark of its 25th anniversary, the Orion collaborated with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in a two-week project that featured music by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Beethoven. WQXR’s The Greene Space produced a live broadcast of the collaboration, including the performance and a discussion among members of the Orion Quartet and choreographer Bill T. Jones. Heard frequently on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, the Orion has also appeared on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center, A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts, and on ABC television’s Good Morning America

The Orion String Quartet was established in 1987 and takes its name from the Orion constellation as a metaphor for the personality each musician brings to the group in its collective pursuit of the highest musical ideals.

Tickets for St. Cecilia Music Center 2021/2022 Season



Single tickets** for Chamber, Jazz, Folk series concerts can be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224 or online at


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Single Tickets


The Jazz Effect

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A section $45

B section $40


Jazz Series Single Tickets 


Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, April 14, 2022

A section $50

B section $45


Folk Series Single Tickets 


Shawn Colvin

Thursday, May 12, 2022

A section $45

B section $40

VIP tix $125

Judy Collins

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A section $65

B section $55



St. Cecilia Music Center’s mission is to promote the study, appreciation and

performance of music in order to enrich the lives of West Michigan residents. 

The Center fulfills this mission by 

presenting visiting world-class artists in concert, 

providing music education for all ages through our School of Music and 

preserving a historic building for musical activities and community events


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