Pre-Concert Recital | 7:00pm
Concert Overview | 8:00pm
Concert Piece No. 1 for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano in F Major, Op. 113
This piece was ‘commissioned’ for a father and son duo of musicians who were also talented bakers; Mendelssohn received strudel and dumplings as his payment for composing this piece.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 45
Fauré’s music bridges the gap between early French Romantics like Saint-Saëns and Impressionists like Debussy and Ravel. This Piano Quartet illustrates his talents as a composer, while illustrating that transition between artistic periods.
William Tell Overture for Two Pianos, 8-hands
The raucous fun of Rossini’s William Tell Overture played by four musicians at two pianos. This will be as much fun to watch as it will be to hear!
Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 65
The Summer Festival concludes with Saint-Saëns’ joyous septet. He included trumpet in this unique combination of instruments since he was composing for a small Parisian chamber music society called La trompette.