Saturday, August 15

7PM Pacific

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Sonata a Quattro No. 6 in D Major “La Tempesta”
IV. Allegro – Tempesta
ed. James McSpoon

Works for Tenor, Violin, and Piano

George Friederich Händel (1685-1759)
“Ombra mai fu” from Xerxes (1738)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
No. 3. In the silence of the secret night
No. 4. Do not sing for me, fair maiden

Richard Strauss (1865-1949)
“Morgen!” from Four Lieder, Op. 27

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Song for Tenor, Cello, and Piano
Auf dem Strom, D.493

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
I.  Allegro moderato con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Scherzo. Allegro leggerissimo
IV. Presto

program description

A youthful Rossini wrote delightful music for four players – including his patron, a double-bass player – and the result is a work of remarkable charm and character from the young composer.

Violin, cello, and piano then join tenor soloist to create two separate soundscapes perfect for storytelling. First, violin, voice, and piano flow in an emotional cycle of songs celebrating life and nature; then cello, voice, and piano blossom in an elegiac reflection on the waters of a stream.

The final offering of the season is a composition best-loved by Maestro Joel Revzen; a string octet of beauty and brilliance with just one musician on each part – eight single voices combining to create a world of sound to heal our souls and bring our spirits to a higher place.

Vocal Texts & Translations

David Chan, Violin
Laura Hamilton, Violin
Katie Kadarauch, Viola
Daniel Krekeler, Bass
Donna Lee, Piano
Milan Milisavljevic, Viola
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Catherine Ro, Violin
Maria Schleuning, Violin
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Cello
Mariko Wyrick, Cello

Chamber Musician Bios

Tonight’s program is made possible by Madylon and Dean Meiling. 

Tonight’s performance of Mendelssohn Octet is dedicated to our beloved Maestro, Founding Artistic Director, and friend, Joel Revzen. 

Thank you Maureen and Board Member Ron Ashley, concert hosts

Incline Village, Nevada, North Lake Tahoe

To dedicate a piece of music on this program, inquire with Karen Craig, Executive Director.