PCMS Players Ensemble

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

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About This Performance

This concert is supported by Elaine Kligerman

The Society concludes its 34th Season with a sextet of chamber music all-stars who have played or currently play in the Johannes, Mendelssohn, Orion, and St. Lawrence Quartets. At the heart of the program is Schoenberg’s early hyper-Romantic tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), which uses ripe Wagnerian harmonies and shimmering colors to tell a tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Carmit Zori & Todd Phillips, violins; Scott St. John & Beth Guterman Chu, violas; Marcy Rosen & Peter Stumpf, cellos

Mozart: String Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36