Sun, Aug 23|
Boccherini & Mendelssohn: Virtuosity
Our final program this summer focuses on sheer virtuosity and performances of unrivaled quality. We hope you've enjoyed our programming and look forward to seeing you back in the hall as soon as safely possible!
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2020, 6:30 PM – Aug 30, 2020, 5:00 PM
About the Event
Boccherini, Flute Quintet in G major, G. 438
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3
We end our 2020 virtual season with two virtuoso works: Boccherini’s Flute Quintet in G major and Mendelssohn’s phenomenal Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, written when the composer was just 15 years old. Boccherini (1743-1805) was a musical prodigy and an amazing cellist. He wrote more than a hundred quintets for two cellos and strings, but this unique and beautiful combination of flute and strings has very few peers. Marya speaks with Orion Weiss about the Mendelssohn Piano Quartet, and the challenges of the current moment.
Together, these works demonstrate the beauty and ingenuity of the human spirit. We hope that this, and all of our programs this summer, will buoy you as we look forward to a time when we can all gather together once again!