Chamber Music Series: Introducing Lembit Beecher

October 21-22, 2017


The SPCO's Music Alive composer-in-residence Lembit Beecher curates and hosts this program that introduces SPCO audiences to his ability to weave storytelling into instrumental works. In Stories From My Grandmother, Beecher draws on the story of his grandmother’s experiences in Estonia at the end of WWII and the specific sound of her voice as she told her stories. Memories and a sense of timelessness through repetition are the themes that inspired Beecher’s string quartet, Small Infinities and works by Dvořák, Janáček and Schubert have special significance to Beecher’s musical development and share an element of youthful vigor.


Antonín Dvořák
Sonatina in G Major for Violin and Piano

Leoš Janáček
Mládí, Suite for Wind Sextet

Lembit Beecher
Stories From My Grandmother

Lembit Beecher
Small Infinities for String Quartet

Franz Schubert
String Quartet in C minor, Quartettsatz

Times & Locations

October 21, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Sundin Music Hall

October 22, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Sundin Music Hall

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