Saturday, November 30, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Two of the most indispensable units in chamber music-- the string quartet and the wind quintet-- anchor this concert with major works. The RSCP strings continue their cycle of Beethoven string quartets with Op. 59 No. 2, a quintet commissioned by the Russian ambassador in Vienna and making use of the same folk song theme as was treated by composers such as Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. David Maslanka’s Wind Quintet No. 3 was inspired by the composer’s interest in Bach chorales, and is both familiar and forward-looking.
Beethoven: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”
David Maslanka: Quintet for Winds No. 3
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2
General Admission $50
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