About This Program
The SPCO’s Chamber Music Series opens with the music of Joseph Haydn, the father of the string quartet and, more importantly, the kind of conversational interplay between instruments that makes chamber music such a vital experience for performers and audiences alike. Listeners will delight in new discoveries of rarely heard works for unusual combinations of instruments by Swiss timpanist Pierre Métral and Charles Whittenberg, an American composer and academic. Bohuslav Martinů, the early 20th Century master of neo-classical chamber music, is represented by his Madrigals, and Prokofiev’s folk-inspired Second Quartet brings the program to a fiery conclusion.
The October 10 concert at the Capri Theater is now full.