Serenade

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Serenade

Enjoy the final chamber music concert of the season led by celebrated violinist Roberto González-Monjas. Equal parts virtuosic and amusing, Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano trio is a clever spin on a song from Wenzel Müller’s operetta The Sisters from Prague. Benjamin Britten explores the night—both its stillness and its shadows—in his ethereal Serenade featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Paul Appleby and poetry by Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake, John Keats and more. At just 19, George Enescu masterfully composed one of the greatest string octets, blooming with late-Romantic harmonies, traces of folk music and a thrilling waltz finale.

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