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2018 CHAMBER SERIES

Three Generations of Beautiful Wind Music

Classical – Romantic – Contemporary

FRANZ DANZI

WIND QUINTET OPUS 56

PAUL TAFFANEL

WIND QUINTET IN G MINOR

JEAN FRANÇAIX

WIND QUINTET NO. 1

Francesca Arnone, flute  |  Erika Yamada, oboe   |   Peter Wright, clarinet   |   Janet Harris, bassoon   |   Juan Berrios, horn

DATES & VENUES

FEBRUARY 3
Saturday  |  11:00am
Blake Library  .  Stuart
This concert is free of charge with open seating.
No reservation is necessary.

FEBRUARY 4
Sunday | 3:00pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art  .  Vero Beach
There is charge for this concert which includes a post-concert wine & cheese reception with the musicians.  Tickets can be purchased through the ACO Office or Vero Beach Museum of Art.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR VERO BEACH VENUE

ON THE PHONE 
ACO Box Office
772.460.0850, ext. 1

ON THE PHONE 
Vero Beach Museum of Art Box Office
772.231-0707, ext.136

WHAT MAKES THIS CONCERT INTERESTING?

Learn More About Franz Danzi
  • Franz Danzi (1763-1826) was a German cellist, composer, and conductor and lived at a significant time in the history of European Concert music.
  • His Career, spanning the transition from the late Classical to the early Romantic styles, coincided with the origin of much of the music that lives in our concert halls and its familiar to contemporary classical music audiences.
Learn More About Paul Taffanel
  • Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) studied flute and composition at the Paris Conservatory and enjoyed a brilliant multi-faceted career.
  • He served as principal flutist of the Paris Opera Orchestra and later as its conductor.
  • He was also a professor at the Paris Conservatory.
  • His Wind Quintet in G Minor dates from 1876.
Learn More About Jean Franςaix
  • Jean Franςaix (1912-1997)) studied at the Conservatoire of Le Mans and then at the Paris Conservatory, and was only six when he took up composing with a style heavily influenced by Maurice Ravel.
  • Franςaix was also an accomplished pianist from an early age, earning a First Prize in Piano at the Paris Conservatory, and toured throughout Europe and the U.S.  He remained prolific throughout the full course of his life, until his death in 1997.
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West Side Story to the Soldier’s Tale

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE

 

IGOR STRAVINSKY

L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT FOR VIOLIN, CLARINET & PIANO

MILHAUD

SUITE FOR VIOLIN, CLARINET & PIANO

ARAM KHACHATURIAN

TRIO FOR CLARINET,  VIOLIN & PIANO

Richard Hancock, clarinet   |   Leonid Sigal, violin   |   Tao Lin, piano

 

DATES & VENUES

FEBRUARY 24
Saturday  |  11:00am
Blake Library  .  Stuart
This concert is free of charge with open seating.
No reservation is necessary.

FEBRUARY 25
Sunday | 3:00pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art  .  Vero Beach
There is charge for this concert which includes a post-concert wine & cheese reception with the musicians.  Tickets can be purchased through the ACO Office or Vero Beach Museum of Art.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR VERO BEACH VENUE

ON THE PHONE 
ACO Box Office
772.460.0850, ext. 1

ON THE PHONE 
Vero Beach Museum of Art Box Office
772.231-0707, ext.136

WHAT MAKES THIS CONCERT INTERESTING?

Learn More About Leonard Bernstein
  • Leonard Bernstein was a composer and conductor, most notably for the New York Philharmonic.
  • He composed for small ensembles, symphony orchestras, Broadway, film and opera houses.
  • Best known for his score to West Side Story.
  • Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 in 2018.  Bernstein at 100 is a world-wide celebration of an extraordinary man and talent.
Learn More About Igor Stravinsky
  • Stravinksy was surrounded by music as a child.  His father was an extremely successful bass at the Imperial Opera House in St. Petersburg and his mother Anna Kholodovsky, sang and played the piano.
  • As a boy, Stravinksy studied piano, music theory and attempted composing.  Yet, due to his parents expectations studied law at the University of Saint Petersburg in 1901.
  • In 1902 he showed some of his early pieces to the composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov who was impressed and took Stravinksy on as a private pupil.
  • Stravinksy began to stun audiences with his work and was commissioned to compose a full-length ballet, “Firebird” which became an overnight success.
  • The composer’s fame was reinforced with the production of Petrouchka in 1922 and The Rite of Spring.
  • During the outbreak of World War I, Stravinksy fled to Switzerland and then France where he composed notable opera, Oedipus Rex.
  • Having moved to New York, Stravinsky composed several other famous works such as Symphony in C and the operas The Rake’s Progress (1951) and Agon (1957).
  • Stravinsky died at his Manhattan apartment on April 6, 1971.

Source: biography.com and brittanicacom

 

Learn More About Darius Milhaud
  • French composer, Darius Milhaud, was known for his development of polytonaity (simultaneous use of different keys).
  • An extraordinary composer, Milhaud wrote more than 400 works, including radio and motion pricture scores.
  • Darius heard “authentic”  jazz on the streets of Harlem, which had a great impact on his music.
  • The jazz pianist Dave Brubeck was one Milhaud’s most famous student

Source: Biography.com, brittanica.com

Learn More About Aram Khachaturian
  • Khachaturian emerged — along with Prokofiev and Shostakovich — as one of the most popular and successful composers of the Soviet period.
  • Best known for his ballet music—Gayane (1942) and Spartacus (1954).
  • Sabre Dance from the ballet “Gayane” (1942) is one of Khachaturian’s most recognizable works and has been used in a number of films and TV shows.

 

source: musicsalesclassical.com, khachaturian.am

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Early Debussy and Late Schubert

DEBUSSY

PIANO TRIO IN G MAJOR L. 3

 

SCHUBERT

PIANO TRIO IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 100

 

Aleksandr Zhuk, violin   |   Christopher Glansdorp, cello   |   Catherine Lan, piano

DATES & VENUES

MARCH 17
Saturday  |  11:00am
Blake Library  .  Stuart
This concert is free of charge with open seating.
No reservation is necessary.

MARCH 18
Sunday | 3:00pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art  .  Vero Beach
There is charge for this concert which includes a post-concert wine & cheese reception with the musicians.  Tickets can be purchased through the ACO Office or Vero Beach Museum of Art.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR VERO BEACH VENUE

ON THE PHONE 
ACO Box Office
772.460.0850, ext. 1

ON THE PHONE 
Vero Beach Museum of Art Box Office
772.231-0707, ext.136

WHAT MAKES THIS CONCERT INTERESTING?

Learn More About Claude Debussy
  • The Piano Trio in G Major L.3 was written by the 18-year-old Claude Debussy in 1880 in Fiesole, Itlay, where he resided with influential arts patron Nadezhda von Meck.
  • Most of the original score was thought to be lost until 1982, when it was discovered among the legacy possessions of Maurice Dumesnil, a pupil of Debussy’s.
Learn More About Late Schubert
  • The Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello, D. 929 was one of the last compositions completed by Franz Schubert, dated November 1827.
  • It was published by Probst as opus 100 in late 1828, shortly before the composer’s death and first performed at a private party in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert’s school-friend Josef von Spaun.
  • The Trio was among the few of his late compositions that Schubert heard performed before his death.
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