Monday, April 15, 2013
Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Tickets will be available at the door
for group rates
Join us for our final concert of the 2012-2013 concert season, which features the young and dynamic Ebène Quartet. They have studied with the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris, and also with Gabor Takács, a founding member of the Takács Quartet. The Ebène Quartet was the 2004 winner of the ARD International Competition in Munich and the 2005 winner of the Forberg-Schneider Foundation’s Belmont Prize. The Quartet is known for its mastery of traditional repertoire as well as its innovative renditions of jazz standards.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Divertimento in F major, K. 138, "Salzburg Symphony No. 3"
This Mozart Divertimento was one of three works written for strings while Mozart was in Salzburg. The piece is often played by string orchestra, but it is also possible the work was intended for just one musicians per part, which is the performance you will hear on this concert. Mozart did not write his first “official” string quartet until a few months later.
Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F minor was written in 1847, and was completed just two months before Mendelssohn’s death, making it his last major composition. The quartet's mood is set by the fact that it was written in memory of Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny, who had died just a few months earlier while rehearsing Mendelssohn’s oratorio “The First Walpurgis Night.”
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, "Accordion"
Tchaikovsky composed this quartet in 1871, and dedicated it to botanist and amateur musician Sergei Rachinskii. The opening movement, which was also arranged by Tchaikovsky for cello and string orchestra, was based on a Russian folksong which Tchaikovsky heard from a carpenter in 1869.
Doors open at 6:30
7:00-7:20pm Lobby Recital by the Ruth M. Montgomery Fellowship Quartet
Braille and large-type programs available.
Wheelchair accessible seating is also available. Please call 412-624-4129 to arrange.
PCMS provides concierge service to assist patrons wishing to be dropped off at the Carnegie Museums' carriage driveway and parking facility. Call 412-624-4129 for more information.