Welcome to EYSO’s Livestreamed November CMI Concert!

On Sunday, November 8th at 1PM the livestreamed concerts will feature performances by our Chamber Music Institute Ensembles.

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Message from the Chamber Music Institute Director

Our last CMI recital took place in the form of a video playlist, recorded part-by part separately at home. Now we are closer —at arm’s length, the audience live over wifi—and I am reflecting on what it means to play “together”.

Playing together is one of the fundamental challenges of chamber music. Chamber musicians play without a conductor, finding their own common feeling of momentum. Without the luxury of mind-reading, we watch for signals: a gesture, the measured sound of a breath, or the inevitability of a musical shape.

Apart ten feet or two, chamber groups strive to agree on a shared understanding of pulse and rhythm, and eventually develop a larger concept of phrase and meaning. What I have valued from this semester’s work has been seeing these ensembles building togetherness regardless of the challenges: learning to listen even harder and signal even stronger. I will be watching this distanced livestream with a full heart, knowing that even with spaces of six or ten feet, our students are making art to fill these gaps.

Roslyn Green
Chamber Music Institute Director

Program Listing

1:00PM Concert

One Four-Headed Quartet Monster

St. Antoni Chorale Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
arr. Irma Clarke

Minuet in D Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
arr. Irma Clarke

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Quartet No. 4 in C major, K. 157
III. Presto

Imperium Brass Quintet

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) Quintet for Brass Op. 73
I. Allegro vivace

Five of a Kind

Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2003) 17 Variations
Variation 1
Variation 2
Variation 6
Variation 8
Variation 17

Nonamé Quartet

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) 5 Novelettes, Op. 15
Interludium in Modo antico

Rhiannon Giddens (1977) At the Purchaser's Option

Green Wind Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Serenade
arr. Philip Gordon I. Allegro

Nocturne Brass Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Trio in C major Op. 87
III. Menuetto

Earl Clemens Wind Quintet

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
IV. La maousinglade
VI. Chasse à Valabre

Truman Harris (1945) Flowers
VI. Black-eyed Susan

3:30PM Concert

The Untitled

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2
III. Menuetto

David Stone (1922-2016) First Miniature String Quartet
I. Moderato

The 3 and 1 Group

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Divertimento in F major, K.138
I. Allegro

Three on the Floor

Paquito D'Rivera (1948) Aires Tropicales
III. Habanera

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) Divertimento
I. Allegro energico
IV. Andantino
VI. Piacevole

Cardinal Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
II. Romanze: Andante

Six Feet Apart

Georges Bizet (1838-1875) Carmen Suite for String Quartet
arr. Bill Holcombe III. Fantasia

Burgundy Wind Trio

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) Cinq pièces en trio
I. Allegro vivo
II. Andantino

Persimmon String Quartet

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) String Quartet No. 2 in D major
I. Allegro moderato

Sterling Brass Quintet

Victor Ewald (1860-1935) Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 5
I. Moderato — Più mosso

6:40PM Concert

Maud Powell String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
I. Adagio — Allegro vivace

Hanson String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
III. Menuetto: Moderato

Slate String Quartet

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1
I. Allegro conspirito

Purple Trio

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563
I. Allegro

The Blue Courtet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Divertimento in F major, K. 138
II. Andante
III. Presto

The VM Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) String Quartet No. 1 in G major, K. 80
IV. Rondo

Student Roster

Special Thanks

Anthony Riani - videographer and Volunteer of the Year (Illinois Council of Orchestras)

Ed and Joyce Dlugopolski, Maud Powell String Quartet sponsors

Drs. Jeffrey and Leslie Hecht, Earl Clemens Wind Quintet sponsors

The family of Sterling (Stu) Ainsworth, Sterling Brass Quintet sponsors

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