Program

FRANZ SCHUBERT

String Quintet in C major, D.956 (arr. for strings by A. Schneider)

Antonín Dvorák

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op.22

 

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor


 

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, in the Cullen Theater


Intimate, moving works – hear them like never before

Bursting with emotion, Dvořák’s String Serenade is one of this his most popular works.  Schubert’s Quintet in C was written in the final weeks of his life – and features gorgeous richness and delicate tenderness. Hear these two intimate works – originally written for small ensembles – brought to life by the full string section of Mercury.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.

 

VENUE ALERT

I-45 will be closed in both directions between I-10 and US-59.  For alternate routes consult Plan Your Visit or Google Maps.  

Program Notes

Welcome from the Artistic Director

 
Schubert’s Quintet and Dvorák’s Serenade, each a landmark work for strings, come from different points in their respective composer’s careers and exemplify genres of dissimilar weight and scale.
— Dr. Greg Barnett
 

Ensemble

 

Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Noel Martin
Kana Kimura
Andrés González
Nayeon Kim*
Hannah Watson
Joanna Becker
Rachel Shepard
Natalie Lin

VIOLIN II

Oleg Sulyga
Maria Lin
Sean O'Neal
Fiona Lofthouse
Sarah Perkins
Lindsey Baggett

 

Bass

Deborah Dunham
Paul Ellison

 

*Juilliard Fellow

Viola

Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith
Hanna Pederson
Jebat Kee

 

Cello

Shirley Hunt
Julia Sengupta
Fran Koiner
Matt Dudzik

 

 

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