There are few works in all of music which command the awe and affection of Schubert’s Cello Quintet. Written at a feverish pace as the 31-year-old composer neared death, the quintet’s mesmerizing transcendence has made it an essential listening ritual for music lovers. Inspired by Schubert’s immortal creation, Bruce Adolphe offers a deeply-felt cello quintet, preceded by the first of six landmark string quintets by Mozart. Join us for a pre-concert chat with Bruce Adolphe at 4:00 PM in the Rose Studio. Free for ticket holders.
Program: Mozart Quintet in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 174 (1773) Adolphe Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos (2017) (CMS Co-Commission) (NY Premiere) Schubert Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163 (1828)