Friday 22 November 2019
Poetry, love & music
Sextet from Capriccio, Verklärte Nacht and Mozart's Viola Quintet in C major
Clapham Chamber Concerts continues its season on Friday 22nd November, the feast of St. Cecilia, with a performance given by their ensemble in residence, Ensemble SW4. The evening opens with Strauss’ Sextet from Capriccio, part of an opera that poses the question: “which is the greater art, poetry or music?” Continuing with this theme, the programme includes Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, an emotive work based upon a poem of the same name by Richard Demel. The third work, Mozart’s Viola Quintet in C major, is a more abstract work, although the influence of poetry is still evident in its operatic lyricism.
“The setting of St Paul’s lends itself beautifully to string chamber music, from the elegant simplicity of Mozart to the lush colours and drama of Strauss and Schoenberg. This is a fantastic programme, I can’t wait to perform it!” (Amanda Lake, CCC artistic director and leader of Ensemble SW4)
Tickets available at the door:
£15.00, £12.00 concessions, £10.00 Friends of CCC, £5.00 children under 12.
Richard Strauss - Sextet from Capriccio
Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Viola Quintet in C major, K515