January 19

7:30 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Guide

Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for Flute and Piano in E minor, D. 802

Based on a song from his famed “Die schöne Müllerin” cycle, these variations allowed Schubert to explore the beautiful melody in greater detail and variety.

Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12

Based on traditional Hungarian folk melodies, the Serenade is filled with virtuosic passages for all three musicians.

Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 25

Brahms’ first Piano Quartet has withstood the test of time with beautiful melodies, and a dazzling finale that is as virtuosic as anything in the repertoire for the pianist.

Suggested Performances

Majesty of Brahms

If you like Brahms’ Piano Quartet, Op. 25, you won’t want to miss his Viola Sonata, Op. 120, No.2 on Friday, January 18. Featuring Festival newcomer Matthew Lipman, and pianist Andrew Armstrong.

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Showpiece for Flute

Don’t miss flutist Demarre McGill, along with violinist Nick Eanet, and pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Anton Nel in Benjamin Britten’s Gemini Variations on Saturday, January 26.

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Shostakovich Duets

If you enjoy the sinewy harmony of strings playing together, you won’t want to miss Shostakovich’s Duets for Two Violins and Piano on Friday, January 25.

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