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2022 - 2023 Season

 

Doors open at 6:30, concerts begin at 7:00 pm

February 5, 2023 

 

Piano Quintets of Franck and Beach

 

This program will feature the beautiful and rarely heard piano quintet of Amy Beach, a pioneering American female romantic composer of the early 20th century. Largely ignored due to the sexism of her day, Beach's works, and particularly this piano quintet, are now being recognized as some of the most beautiful and original American works ever composed. A discussion will focus on the life and career of Amy Beach, followed by Cesar Franck's passionately romantic piano quintet

 

Evelyn Chen, piano, Eric Halen and Tong Yan, violins, James Dunham, viola, Brinton Averil Smith, cello Amy Beach

 

Piano Quintet, Op. 67, Cesar Franck, Piano Quintet in F minor


April 2, 2023

 

The Next Generation


Several of the children of our Tra Amici performers have become accomplished musicians in their own right, and in this concert, we are happy to feature return engagements for Sean Holshauser and Britany Halen, joined by rising young Soprano Calista Smith, fresh from her Italian and German debuts, in a program that will feature a variety of both Broadway and the classical songs. Listen in on candid discussion about the pros and cons of growing up and forging their own careers, as 'symphony' kids' with a few surprise guests.

 

Brittany Halen, Sean Holshouser, Calista Smith, vocalists, Scott Holshouser, piano and special guests.

An intimate evening of songs from the Broadway and classical repertoire

 

May 21, 2023

 

Korngold and Tchaikovsky Sextets


Erich Wolfgang Korngold was perhaps the greatest prodigy the music world has ever seen, writing brilliant original works in the language of Mahler and Strauss from his early teens. Many musicians feel that this rarely heard string Sextet, written when he was only 17 years old, is one of the most beautiful and shattering chamber works ever written. A discussion of Korngold's life and career, which culminated in Hollywood where he revolutionized the film music industry, will be followed by Tchaikovsky's thrilling and evocative Souvenir de Florence. 

 

Yoonshin Song and Eric Halen, violins, Joan DerHovsepian and Sam Pedersen, violas, Brinton Averil Smith and Christopher French, cellos

 

Korngold String Sextet, Op.10
Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70,