Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 PM at the Harris Theater
Concert

Presented by the Harris Theater.

Immortal Schubert

There are few works in all of music which command the awe and affection of Schubert’s Cello Quintet. Written at a feverish pace as the 31-year-old composer neared death, the quintet’s mesmerizing transcendence has made it an essential listening ritual for music lovers. Inspired by Schubert’s immortal creation, Bruce Adolphe offers a deeply-felt cello quintet, preceded by the first of six landmark string quintets by Mozart.

Program

  • Mozart Quintet in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 174 (1773)
  • Adolphe Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cello (CMS Co-Commission, IL Premiere) (2017)
  • Schubert Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163 (1828)