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Saratoga Springs, NY

Musical Mosaics

Sun, June 23 2024, 3:00 pm

Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Two hours, including intermission

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CMS is more than proud to have helped little-known yet deserving works enter the standard chamber repertoire. These performances of Bloch’s and Suk’s quintets will astound, as they have worldwide, in the hands of CMS musicians.

Program

Antonín Dvořák

(1841–1904)

Drobnosti (Miniatures) for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a

(1887)

Giacomo Puccini

(1858–1924)

Crisantemi for String Quartet

(1890)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756–1791)

Quintet in C minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 406

(1782, arr. 1787)
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This quintet is Mozart's arrangement of his Serenade No. 12 for winds, showcasing his exceptional ability to adapt compositions across different instrumental ensembles. Listeners will be captivated by the rich textures and contrapuntal interplay among the five instruments, as Mozart navigates through moments of dramatic intensity and delicate lyricism, creating a chamber music masterpiece that delights the ear and engages the heart.

Antonín Dvořák

(1841–1904)

Selections from Cypresses (Echo of Songs) for String Quartet, B. 152

(1865, arr. 1887)

Johannes Brahms

(1833–1897)

Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111

(1890)
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Brahms's Quintet Op. 111, is a testament to the composer's mastery of chamber music, combining classical elegance with romantic richness in a quintessentially Brahmsian style. Listeners will be swept away by the interplay of the two violins and two violas, supported by the cello's robust foundation, as Brahms crafts melodies of profound beauty and depth, inviting them into a world of exquisite musical dialogue and emotional resonance.

Kristin Lee

Violin

Chad Hoopes

Violin

Paul Neubauer

Viola

Matthew Lipman

Viola

David Finckel

Cello
Presented at

Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

19 Roosevelt Drive Saratog Springs, NY 12866