Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio
Wayne Lee and Jesse Mills, violins
Ayane Kozasa and Che-Yen Chen, violas
Paul Wiancko and Deborah Pae, cellos
Gideon Klein: String Trio
Jesse Mills, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Paul Wiancko, cello
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
Juliana Han, piano
In Richard Strauss’s 1942 opera Capriccio, a countess is torn between a poet and a musician who are both vying for her love, personifying an intriguing question: which is the greater art, poetry or music? The sumptuous string sextet that opens Capriccio makes a convincing case for the latter, as do the other pieces on the program: Gideon Klein’s String Trio, written two weeks before he died in a concentration camp during the Second World War, and César Franck’s supremely passionate Piano Quintet in F minor.
$30 general, $15 student ($80 season pass for all PCMF 2018 events)
General seating. Box office opens 1 hour before the concert; the house opens 30 minutes before the concert.