2 – 4 pm
Chamber music often is perceived as stuffy, high-brow, and distinct from symphonic music. In fact, most compositions for small ensemble (trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) are easily accessible for the average concertgoer. The chamber music genre is a microcosm of symphonic style and form with the added attribute of intimacy. We will explore the richness of the repertoire with masterworks ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, to Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Bartok, and Shostakovich.
Stephanie Ettelson has offered pre-concert lectures and classes in symphonic and chamber music for more than four decades. She is an orchestral and chamber music violinist, an arts writer, and a former music critic.
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Randel, Don M. The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Belknap Press, 1999. ISBN: 0674009789