This concert features Urban Nocturnes members Karen Sinclair (violin), Christopher McKay (viola), Melita Hunsinger (cello) and Erin Finkelstein (clarinet), as well as guest violinist, Leah Latorraca. The program opens with Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 “Emperor,” so named for its second movement which is based on a hymn Haydn composed for Emperor Francis II. The melody became the national anthem of Austria and later, of Germany. Guillaume Connesson’s Disco Toccata for clarinet and cello follows, an energetic showpiece based on the pulsating rhythms and melodic patterns of disco music. The concert closes with one of Brahms’s final compositions, the Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115, a lush and lyrical piece which many consider to be his most profound and deeply introspective chamber work.
Urban Nocturnes will once again be featured on the Musician Encounters series at Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Erin, Karen, Melita, and Viviana will perform a variety of duos by Haydn, Raphael, Connesson, Villa Lobos, and Ginastera and will all come together at the end of the concert to play a movement from Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major. The one-hour performance will be followed by an audience Q&A. Tickets are available at the door.
For the fourth year in a row, Urban Nocturnes will once again be featured on the Downstairs at the Orpheum Series. Located in the downstairs lobby of the historic Orpheum Theatre, this unique series offers concerts in an atmosphere both intimate and informal. The music begins at 6:30 and will include a cash bar, light refreshments, and concert attendees may come and go as they please. This performance will feature UN members Karen, Melita, Viviana, and Erin in a program of standard works from the classical repertoire by Haydn, Beethoven, Gliere as well as newer pieces by Raphael, Hindemith, Ginastera, and Connesson.
Olga, Karen, and Christopher will present an afternoon of chamber music for the local Phoenix Chapter of Brandeis Alumni. They will be joined with Acting Principal Bass of The Phoenix Symphony, Mike Kazepides in a diverse program of works that includes Louis Spohr's Duet for Violin and Viola, Bohuslav Martinu's Sonata for Viola and Piano, Ludwig van Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata for Piano and Violin, and Giovanni Bottesini’s Grand Duo for Violin and Bass.
Karen, Christopher, and Olga will perform a concert that includes Louis Spohr's Duet for Violin and Viola, Bohuslav Martinu's Sonata for Viola and Piano, and the famous "Kreutzer" Sonata for Violin and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or at trinitymusicaz.org.
Karen, Christopher, and Olga will have the privilege of performing for the Musician Encounters Series at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, AZ. The program will include selections from Louis Spohr's Duet for Violin and Viola, Bohuslav Martinu's Sonata for Viola and Piano, and Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata for Violin and Piano. The program will conclude with an audience participation Q and A. Tickets can be purchased at the door.