JOIN THE CIVITAS ENSEMBLE FOR “A NIGHT IN VIENNA”
Sunday, May 31, 3 pm at the Merit School of Music
Early Bird $20 Tickets Now Available
For a limited time, early bird tickets are offered for “A Night in Vienna”, the final concert of the Civitas Ensemble’s 2014 – 15 season, on May 31, 3PM at the Gottlieb Hall of the Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria Street in Chicago.
Arguably the capital of western classical music, Vienna has been the home to many of the world’s most celebrated composers. At this spring concert, the Ensemble will present three diverse Viennese compositions. The program opens with Quartet Op. 1 by Walter Rabl (1873−1940), the first piece written for the ensemble of Violin, Cello, Clarinet and Piano. Though artfully crafted, romantically lyrical, like Rabl’s other works, this Quartet is nearly forgotten. Here is a rare opportunity to hear it live. Adagio by Alban Berg (1885−1935) is a movement from his Chamber Concerto for solo violin and 13 winds, which he arranged as a separate piece for piano, violin and clarinet in 1935. The program will end with the Piano Quintet in A Major,“Trout” by Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828). Each time this beloved and infectious piece is played for a roomful of music lovers, the sheer joy and energy is immeasurable.
Guest artists for this concert are Danny Lai, violist, and Robert Kassinger, bass, both are musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The $20 tickets will be available through May 1, 2015. After that time, tickets will be $30. Student tickets are offered at no charge, but reservations are required.
Civitas is a nonprofit performing arts group that is comprised of members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The goals of Civitas are to provide classical chamber music at the highest possible level to people who are passionate about live music, to present educational programs to young audiences, and also to bring music to those who would have limited access to the healing power of live classical music. Civitas strives to achieve these goals through creative programming which includes working with other nonprofit organizations, collaborating with other artists and visual arts, and presenting new compositions.