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We happily welcome the Jupiter String Quartet back to the Festival, joining the Ying Quartet for this double-feature. The opening viola quintet is Mozart’s transcription of an earlier Serenade for winds; the string arrangement brings rich depth to this introspective work. Next, we’ll hear the sextet which opens Strauss’s final opera, Capriccio, frequently performed as a standalone concert work. Finally, no double-quartet program would be complete without young Mendelssohn’s Octet, allowing each performer to relish exuberant musical conversation and virtuosic counterpoint.
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
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, K. 406
String Sextet from “Capriccio”
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20