Subscription Concert I: November 11, 2018
Our first subscription concert of the season will be a largely British lineup of music and several new and exciting artists for you to experience. Opening the program will be the Phantasy Quartet by Benjamin Britten for oboe and string quartet, a work that brilliantly uses the texture of the oboe and strings. Following this is a string quartet written by the British composer Jonathan Dove called “Out of Time.” Written at a time when minimalism had not yet reached its popularity of today, it is original and profound in its simplicity and richness of colors. I have also chosen to share with you the Piacevole movement from the String Quartet in E minor, Opus 83 by Sir Edward Elgar for its ecstatic beauty. Rounding off this program will be the clever and delightful Quartet by Jean Françaix. While not English at all, it does feature an English Horn along with string trio!
Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio, Opus 2 — Benjamin Britten
Out of Time for string quartet — Jonathan Dove
Piacevole, in E minor, Opus 83 — Sir Edward Elgar
Quartet for English horn and string trio — Jean Françaix