Following many months of isolation and remote music making, the musicians of Tafelmusik gather for an emotional return to the concert stage.
This opening program of our reimagined 2020/21 season is devoted to chamber music originally intended to be played in private homes and salon gatherings among friends and family. Scored for two to eight instruments, these intimate works—almost all of them new to our musicians—capture the immediacy and connection we’ve all been craving.
We’ll hear a more playful side of titans like Mozart, Beethoven, and Boccherini, including a lively movement from Mozart’s famous Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major in an unusual arrangement for six string instruments, along with music by Družeckŷ, Sperger, Michael Haydn, and Sphor—classical composers eclipsed by these giants. Open your ears to a smorgasbord of sounds and instrument combinations in what promises to be an unforgettable homecoming.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Grande sestetto concertante in E-flat Major, after K.364*
Elisa Citterio & Cristina Zacharias, violin | Brandon Chui & Patrick G. Jordan, viola
Keiran Campbell, cello | Pippa Macmillan, double bass
Johann Michael Haydn
Johannes Matthias Sperger
Ludwig van Beethoven
Double quartet no. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 77*
Elisa Citterio, Julia Wedman, Cristina Zacharias & Christopher Verrette, violin
Patrick G. Jordan & Brandon Chui, viola
Keiran Campbell & Felix Deak, cello
*First performance on the Tafelmusik stage
Listen to a sample of the program with our teaser playlist on Spotify and YouTube