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National Philharmonic Chamber Players “Next Generation”
April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree – $20.00
April 22, 2018
Next Generation highlights the passing of the musical torch through two generations of teacher/student relationships and places brilliant young musicians in the spotlight. Joining the Chamber Players for the Mendelssohn Octet will be incredible young string players from the Philharmonic’s Summer String Institute–violinists Aneesha Sampath and Justin Park; violist Zachary Shieh; and cellist Leena Shin. Mendelssohn’s Octet was written when the composer was just 16 years old, the same age as many of these young players. He wrote the Octet as a birthday present for his violin teacher Eduard Ritz. The music critic Conrad Wilson said the piece’s “youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of The Miracles of 19th century music.”
Schubert’s String Quartet in C Major was composed in 1828, just two months before the composer’s death. The quartet is his only string quintet and has been praised as “sublime” and is considered Schubert’s best chamber work.
Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20
Colin Sorgi, violin
Sara Matayoshi, violin
Julius Wirth, viola
Lori Barnet, cello
Grace An, cello