The Jupiter String Quartet return to the Festival and join forces once again with the Ying Quartet for an evening of string music, starting with Dohnányi’s mature sextet, putting a lush coat on a distinctly Brahmsian genre, even in the 1930s. Shostakovich’s and Mendelssohn’s works, on the other hand, display both composers’ youthful voices – each was written before their twentieth birthday, yet both are already bursting with their authors’ unique voices.
JUPITER STRING QUARTET
Nelson Lee, Meg Freivogel, violin • Liz Freivogel, viola • Daniel McDonough, cello
Robin Scott, Janet Ying, violin • Phillip Ying, viola • David Ying, cello
String Sextet in B-flat Major
Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18
Sponsored by The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern.