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Momentum: Schubert and Mendelssohn
Image: Keith Saunders

Three revolutionary quintets.

Date and Time 7:30PM | Tue | 13 Nov 2018
VenueCity Recital Hall


David Bruce
"Gumboots" for Clarinet and String Quartet (2008)

Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C major, D. 956, “Cello Quintet”

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87

112 mins (including interval)

About The Music

Guest cellist Howard Penny joins Omega Ensemble in a performance of Schubert’s ultimate String Quintet in C major.

Scored unusually for two violins, viola and two cellos, and completed during the final weeks of Schubert’s life, the ‘Cello Quintet’ ranks among the composer’s greatest accomplishments.

Also included is Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 displaying some of the composers most dramatic and sober output, as well as British composer David Bruce’s Gumboots, for clarinet and string quartet - a contrastingly tender and delightful piece celebrating the joy of dance.

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk 6:45pm presented by Mark Grandison

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