Beethoven's Ghost

Chamber Soirées
October 31, 2019Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $38 | Holley Hall Seat Layout


ZEMLINSKY    Humoreske (Rondo)

Betsy Traba, flute; Jonathan Gentry, oboe; Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Joshua Horne, horn; Fernando Traba, bassoon

SCHOENBERG    Verklärte nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4

Christopher Takeda, violin; Samantha Bennett, violin; Matthew Pegis, viola; Michael McClelland, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Isabelle Besançon, cello

BEETHOVEN    Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost Trio)

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Schnell, cello; Jonathan Spivey, piano

Spend Halloween with the bewitching sounds of Schoenberg and Beethoven. The concert opens with a charming wind quintet by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky. Verklärte nacht, heard here in its original version for string sextet, describes the conversation between a man and woman walking through a dark forest at night. Beethoven's piano trio acquired its nickname "Ghost" as a result of its eerie sounding second movement.


71st Season Title Sponsors

Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

The Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation expresses appreciation to the Sarasota Orchestra for its enriching contribution to the cultural life of Sarasota and its neighboring communities.

Chamber Soirées Season Title Sponsor

Paul and Sharon Steinwachs

Chamber Soirées Series Corporate Sponsor

Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, PA