Sun­day, May 31, 3 pm

Got­tlieb Hall

Merit School of Music

Eventbrite - Civitas Ensemble presents "A Night in Vienna"

 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.

Tick­ets are avail­able at $30.  Stu­dent tick­ets are offered at no charge, but reser­va­tions are required. 

Civ­i­tas Ensemble’s mis­sion is to present live, engag­ing cham­ber music. Using inno­v­a­tive pro­gram­ming, in diverse venues, Civ­i­tas strives to cre­ate enrich­ing expe­ri­ences for its audience.