Tonight’s performance has been made possible by the generosity of Iain and Stephanida Christie.
If you are expecting a lull in intensity for Festival Series 3, you are sadly mistaken. On tap is the raucous Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms. While the work enjoyed a second life as a piece for large orchestra, arranged by Arnold Schönberg, the original delivers well beyond its intimate instrumentation of piano, violin, viola and cello. For the occasion, pianist Winston Choi makes his Walla Walla debut. Festival Series 3 will have you booking passage to Hungary to experience first hand the music that inspired Brahms to compose the concluding Gypsy Rondo Finale.
John David Earnest (1940-)
Trois Morceaux (1977)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
La Création du Monde for String Octet (1923), arr. Danny Seidenberg
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
II. Intermezzo: Allegro
III. Andante con moto
IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
Artists: Winston Choi, piano; Timothy Christie, viola; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahky, violin; Philip Payton, violin; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet; Arianna Warsaw-Fan, violin; and Meta Weiss, cello.
Doors open at 6:30pm