VANCOUVER CHAMBER PLAYERS – TREASURES OF CHAMBER MUSIC
September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Treasures of Chamber Music
(Doors open at 10:00 am. Coffee and cookies served)
Single events: UWCV Members $25; Non-members $30
Subscriptions for the entire nine-concert series: UWCV Members $150; Non-members $170
For the first concert of the 2021/22 series at Hycroft, cellist Lee Duckles is joined by violinist Jennie Press, violist Emilie Grimes, and pianist Monica Pfau in a performance of two masterpieces of chamber music.
Antonin Dvořák (1841–1904) composed his first piano quartet in 1875 when he was just 34 with only a local reputation despite all his hard work. Yet still, within a few measures of the opening, Dvořák’s distinctive musical personality is recognizable. This early quartet demonstrates his gift for lyricism and color as well as the Slavonic national character that gives nearly all Dvořák’s work a unique cast.
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) composed his Piano Quartet, Op. 47, in E♭ major in 1842. This was an extremely productive period during which he produced three string quartets, a piano trio, and a piano quintet. Though dedicated to the Russian cellist Mathieu Wielhorsky, it was written with Schumann’s wife Clara in mind. And it was Clara who was the pianist at the premiere on December 8, 1844, in Leipzig.
Come enjoy music-making at its finest.
UWCV Members please register above
Non-Members please register here.
Support of this series makes it possible for the Vancouver Chamber Players to obtain grants that pay for free concerts at care homes and senior residences, and to assist the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.