Mozart and More

Chamber Soirées
September 22, 2019Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall

Program

CASELLA    Serenata, Op. 46

Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Fernando Traba, bassoon; Anthony Limoncelli, trumpet; Samantha Bennett, violin; Natalie Helm, cello

GRYC    Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Béla Bartók

Nicholas Arbolino, oboe; Chung-Yon Hong, violin; Anne Chandra, violin; Matthew Pegis, viola; Isabelle Besançon, cello

MOZART    String Quintet No. 2 in C Major, K. 515

Daniel Jordan, violin; Meghan Jones, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola;  Michael McClelland, viola; Christopher Schnell, cello

Five is the magic number in this program featuring works for various quintets. Italian composer Alfredo Casella composed his Serenata in 1927, the same year he took over as Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra. This delightful piece is one of only a few chamber music works to combine the trumpet with string and wind instruments. Gryc’s work is a showpiece for the oboe. Finally, Mozart is known to have been especially fond of the viola, perhaps because he himself played it. His String Quintet No. 2 takes full advantage of the rich sonorities that are possible when the middle of the string section is doubled.

Sponsors

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Music Director Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor:

Gilbert and Elisabeth Waters Mozart Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County