For our 2012-13 season, The Musical Offering begins a three year exploration of the music of Vienna, 1780-1930. Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert are at the heart of a legacy that inspired composers all over the world. Join us as we follow the musical journey from the gilded halls of the Schönbrunn Palace through the Secessionist ovement to the aftermath of World War I. Our three year project promises familiar works by favorite composers as well as lesser known works that we feel deserve a hearing.
Our upcoming concert dates are listed below. All concerts take place at 3:00pm at Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University. If you’re new to The Musical Offering, we welcome you to our organization, where chamber music is “live.” However, if you’re a returning member or fan, thank you. You’re going to be in for quite a surprise this season…
OCTOBER 7, 2012
Quartettsatz in c minor D.703, Franz Schubert
Quartet for Oboe and string trio in F major K. 370, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet op 18 #6, Ludwig van Beethoven
We begin our season with Schubert’s fiery Quartettsatz followed by Mozart’s elegant Oboe Quartet featuring John Snow, and finishing with the first installment of The Musical Offering’s exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets
NOVEMBER 11 , 2012
Quartet for Flute and string trio, Ferdinand Ries
Piano Quartet, Gustav Mahler
Piano Quartet, Alfred Schnittke
Serenade in D major (original version for nine instruments), Johannes Brahms
Flutist Jane Garvin introduces us to Ferdinand Ries’ Flute Quartet and pianist Tim Lovelace joins us for a chamber music rarity: Gustav Mahler’s Piano Quartet and the Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke’s piece inspired by Mahler’s work. The concert concludes with Johannes Brahms’ pastoral Serenade in its original instrumentation.
MARCH 17, 2013
Two Pieces for cello and piano (1899), Anton Webern
Four Pieces for violin and piano op. 7 (1910), Anton Webern
Violin Sonata No. 6, Erich Korngold
Nonet, Charles Villiers Stanford
Violinist Celine Leathead and cellist Jim Jacobson bring us two early works of the 20th century composer Anton Webern. After a performance of Erich Korngold’s Violin Sonata No. 6, we finish with a nonet by the Romantic Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, with returning guest artist Sifei Cheng on viola.
APRIL 21 , 2013
Works by Francis Poulenc, Franz Joseph Haydn, François Devienne, and Ernst von Dohnanyi. Click here for more details.
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