Britten and Borromeo

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Ticket Information

Tickets range from $35-$45 with student discounts available.

7:30 PM
Presented By
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Event Type
Event Contact
Jeremiah Frederick

With the cutting-edge Borromeo String Quartet, CCM performs the Sextet from Richard Strauss’s last completed opera, Capriccio. When the opera opens, the sextet is heard playing backstage while the characters discuss the merits of words and music in opera. While the sextet is just one element in the opera, it also works as a well-written stand-alone composition.  The Borromeo String Quartet then takes a solo turn to bring the Quartet No. 2 to life. The work pays homage to Purcell, one of Britten’s favorite composers. Its final movement, Chacony, with its repeating bass line, reveals Britten’s kinship with the Baroque composer.  The closing Brahms String Sextet No. 1, full of rich textures and varying characters, complements the Strauss and Britten in personality and character.

Ensemble Name
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Britten, Strauss, Brahms

Strauss Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
Britten Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue The Music Institute of Chicago
Evanston, IL