Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, 6:00 PM & 9:00 PMON STAGE AT RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET
with DAVID REQUIRO, Cello
Concert experience by Michael Dean Morgan and Wesley Cornwell
Yehudi Menuhin might have put it best when he described Franz Schubert’s music as “purity itself.” His sublime cello quintet, completed weeks before his death, is quite possibly one of the most perfectly written works in all of chamber music – a piece of astounding beauty that exists entirely in its own musical universe. Centered around a miraculous slow movement that seems to stop time itself, the narrative fuses drama, consoling sadness, transcendence, bliss, and more, before ending with a rousing dance-like finale which – composed as the composer lay on his death bed – stands among the most life-affirming statements in all of music.
THE UP CLOSE EXPERIENCE
Every aspect of this concert from seating to lighting has been carefully curated to bring audiences as close as possible to the music. We will ask that audience to join us in purposeful silence, both in and outside the hall, to create a space for and enhancement of the music to come. A reader, Michael Dean Morgan, will be pre-concert guide, presenting related texts and introducing longer moments of group silence in preparation to listen.