Chamber Music

The Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s partnership returns for its sixth season in January. Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award nominee and ACO music director Stewart Robertson hosts this intimate gathering of musicians for a moving and delightful experience on the stage of the Leonhardt Auditorium. Each program includes a post-concert wine and cheese reception with the musicians.

Individual Seats: $30 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($50 Non-Museum Members)
$5 Students and Children

Sunday, January 19, 2014  3:00 pm
Beethoven & Schubert Strings
BEETHOVEN, String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 13 in a, D. 804
Featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra Musicians


The Atlantic Classical Orchestra Chamber Players opens the Chamber Music Series with a warm and intimate performance of Beethoven and Schubert's String Quartets.

Beethoven’s first set of string quartets from 1798—1800 is grand, dramatic, and almost heroic. Freshly arrived in Vienna, Beethoven decided to reexamine various musical genres, starting with Chamber Music. The String Quartet was naturally the keystone of his edifice. The Quartet in F Major Op. 18 #1 that opens the collection is considered the grandest and the most impressive of the series.

Full of characteristic ambivalence, Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor is a very intimate work. The Opening, expressing brooding sadness, is played by the first violin over a restless accompaniment.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
American Tradition
All-American program connecting to the exhibition Picturing America

CHARLES Wakefield CADMAN Piano Trio in D Op. 56
AMY BEACH Piano Trio
PAUL SCHOENFIELD "CAFÉ MUSIC" for violin, cello, and piano
Featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra Musicians

In a program featuring three American Classical Composers Charles Wakefield Cadman, Amy Beach, Paul Schoenfield, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra Chamber Music Players will present an all-program investigation of American Piano Trio repertoire.

Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946) is an unjustly forgotten composer. His Piano Trio in D, Op.56 dates from 1913 and was Cadman’s first published chamber music work. The music falls within the late 19th century Central European romantic tradition and is clearly a forerunner to some of the “American” writing Gershwin and others were to make popular.

Amy Beach (1867-1944) was the first American woman to succeed as a composer of large scale art music and was celebrated during her lifetime as the foremost woman composer of the USA. The trio is an expansive one rich in romantic and impressionistic feeling. The instrumental expression is luxuriant and expansive throughout, and there are several turns of melody and harmony that blur the expected tonal relationships.

Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) is among those all-too-rare composers whose work combines exuberance and seriousness, familiarity and originality, lightness and depth. His work is inspired by the whole range of musical experience, popular styles both American and foreign, vernacular and folk traditions. The piano trio “Café Music” was commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and inspired by Schoenfield's turn as house pianist at Murphy's steakhouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
iAN & ANi Duo
with Ian Maskin, cello and Ani Gogova, piano

"innovative and passionate performances"
- chicagoclassicalmusic.org

Known for constantly pushing the classical boundaries, iAn & ANi will present a program of passionate and electrifying music by Spanish and Latin American composers, as well as works inspired by the Latin culture. The music ranges from gems of charming simplicity in “Six Spanish Folk Songs” by Manuel de Falla to takes on a popular early 20th Century dance in “Habanera” by Maurice Ravel and the unexpected modern version of a Spanish Tango in Rodion Shchedrin’s “in the Style of Albeniz.” Additionally some audience favorites will include the “Oblivion” and “Café 1930” by Argentinean master of Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla, and the grand virtuoso piece “Pampeana” by Alberto Ginastera.

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