Brighten your holiday season with the festive sounds of brass, the sardonic wit of Luciano Berio, and the elegance of Beethoven. Giovanni Gabrieli wrote his magnificent brass canzoni in the 1500s to be played from opposing choir lofts in Venice’s Basilica of St. Mark. Berio’s delightful Opus Number Zoo has the musicians recite whimsical poems about animals as they play. Finally, Beethoven’s Second String Quartet has an elegance and charm that beckon back to Haydn, yet already shows hints of Beethoven’s fiery side.
Beethoven and Berio
- GABRIELI Four Canzoni (arr. for brass quintet)
- BERIO Opus Number Zoo
- BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 2
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall