That “unique and extraordinary” organization known as Chamber Music Palisades charges into its 2009-2010 season with an ambitious program that includes both the familiar and the unexpected. There's that soaring crowd-pleaser, Schubert's (pictured) “Trout” Quintet, as demanding as it is exquisite, and C.P.E. Bach's delightful Quartet in G Major for flute, viola, cello and piano. And then there's Rossini's Duo for Cello and Bass, a lesser-known masterpiece of technical wizardry and humor, and Max Reger's rarely performed Trio in G Major for flute, violin and viola. The members of CMP are all established virtuosi — L.A. Philharmonic assistant concertmaster Bing Wang, principal viola Carrie Dennis and principal cello Peter Stumpf, along with acclaimed bassist Nick Abondolo, flutist Susan Greenberg and pianist Delores Stevens — and their joint artistry and energy always makes for a transcendent musical experience.

Tue., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., 2009

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