Englewood Arts Presents pulls out all of the stops for a program featuring eight of the Colorado Symphony’s musical leaders performing together in one grand work. Note that this will be the 4th and final concert by the ‘Ainomäe Ensemble’ this season (the grand finale concert of the season will take place on May 17 ~ The Olga Wolosyn Memorial Concert featuring the Up Close and Musical ensemble performing works by Mozart, Gershwin, Bartok, and others).
Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803
Colorado Symphony Musicians:
Yumi Hwang-Williams & Boram Kang, violins
Basil Vendryes, viola
Silver Ainomäe, cello
Karl Fenner, bass
Jason Shafer, clarinet
Michael Thornton, horn
Chad Cognata, bassoon
The Octet (for winds and strings), composed in March of 1824, was commissioned by Austrian nobleman, philanthropist, and amateur composer/clarinetist, Count Ferdinand Troyer. It came from the same period as two of Schubert's other major and well-known chamber works, the 'Rosamunde'and 'Death and the Maiden'string quartets.
Though it lays no claim to originality, it manages to be purest Schubert while being clearly and unapologetically based on the model of Beethoven’s then over-popular Septet. Consisting of six movements, the Octet takes almost an hour to perform. It boasts the largest scale for any chamber workby Schubert.
Note: Ainomäe Ensemble performances this season have become very popular. You are encouraged to arrive early to assure ticket availability and best seat selection.
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Tickets are General Admission:
$15.00 Adults | $12.00 (60+) | FREE (under 18)
Available at www.englewoodarts.org or at the door beginning 1 hour prior to concert time.
Englewood Civic Center| 2nd level
1000 Englewood Parkway
(Hampden & S. Jason)
+ Ample FREE parking in south lot of Englewood Civic Center
+ Directly adjacent to Englewood RTD & Light Rail stations
+ Handicap accessible