Chamber Music Society of San Francisco

Event has passed (Sat Sep 30, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017)
Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Noe Valley
$5 - $20
Art, Music


The Chamber Music Society of San Francisco presents:
Miniatures and Monuments, with cellist Hannah Addario-Berry


Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz
Anton Webern – 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet op.9

Franz Schubert – Quartettsatz D. 703


Franz Schubert – Cello Quintet in C Major D. 956

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This program revolves around one of our favorite composers, Franz Schubert. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with guest artist Hannah Addario-Berry, bringing you Schubert’s epic cello quintet. Alongside the quintet, we’ll be playing some much briefer but equally moving works by Anton Webern. Webern was born just 50 years after Schubert’s death, but his musical language is worlds away.

Webern's Langsamer Satz is saturated with ultra-romanticism, and stands in stark contrast to the Six Bagatelles, in which he turns to the a-tonal and ultra-modern. The juxtaposition is fascinating, and a moving representation of the real artistic turmoil that Webern and his contemporaries lived in.

Though only 24 years old when he wrote it, Quartettsatz marks Schubert's entry into his mature compositional period. In just one movement, the best of his passionate fire and silken heartache are woven tightly together. Schubert completed his monumental Cello Quintet a mere two months before his death. It is the culmination of the late period that Quartettsatz ushered in - a tome of beauty, sorrow, and joy.

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  1. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Noe Valley 455 Fair Oaks St, San Francisco, CA