Join us for our 31st season and delight in the richness of the full spectrum of chamber music.
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Continuing with last season’s themes, we again pair a late, probing Mozart string quartet with a bracing, folk-inflected one by Bartók, and explore larger chamber music ensembles with works by Brahms, Dvorˇák, and Boccherini.
This year we begin featuring the chamber music of Mendelssohn, which rivals that of the other Romantic masters. The youthful ardor of the 18-year old composer’s A minor String Quartet creates a fine foil for Brahms’s elegiac Clarinet Quintet, written late in his career. Mendelssohn’s mature C minor piano trio and Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio — a pillar of the repertoire — open the season. And the unmistakable French imprint of Fauré’s subtle Piano Quintet No. 2 and Rorem’s lyrical, animated Piano Trio, “Spring Music,” offer other paths into the wondrous world of chamber music. Share the journey with us!