JOIN THE CIVITAS ENSEMBLE FOR “A NIGHT IN VIENNA”
Sunday, May 31, 3 pm
Merit School of Music
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.