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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm$20 – $49
Our musical journey begins with the fourth visit to Coleman audiences by this venerable London-based ensemble, established in 1967 by the renowned chamber orchestra of the same name in order to perform larger chamber works without relying on guest artists. We will visit Prague, where Dvořák’s quintet premiered (and earned five ducats in a competition), and then travel on to Vienna to hear Schubert’s octet, which was first performed at the home of Archduke Rudolf of Austria, to whom Beethoven’s “Archduke Trio” was dedicated.
“What an awesome octet… Packing the punch of two quartets, their sound is vivid: bright and highly saturated,” said Opus One. The Washington Post wrote that “Their sound is sweet and pure, their ensemble work airtight.”
Dvořák — String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77
Schubert — Octet in F Major for Winds and Strings, Op. 166, D. 803