Chamber Music Series

The tenth season of the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s celebrated partnership begins this February 2018. Don't miss this intimate gathering of musicians on stage in the Museum's Leonhardt Auditorium.


Advance Series discount is available through October 31, 2017 for $75 per person for three fabulous ACO concerts


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After October 31, 2017
Series: $90 Museum Members / ACO Subscribers ($105 Non-Museum Members)
Seats: $35 Museum Members / ACO Subscribers ($50 Non-Museum Members)
$5 Students and Children
Each program includes a post-concert wine and cheese reception with the musicians.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 – 3 PM
Three Generations of Beautiful Wind Music
Classical – Romantic – Contemporary

  • Franz Danzi: Wind Quintet Opus 56
  • Paul Taffanel: Wind Quintet in G minor
  • Jean Françaix: Wind Quintet No. 1
Franz Danzi (1763-1826) was a German cellist, composer, and conductor and lived at a significant time in the history of European concert music. His career, spanning the transition from the late Classical to the early Romantic styles, coincided with the origin of much of the music that lives in our concert halls and is familiar to contemporary classical music audiences.

Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) studied flute and composition at the Paris Conservatory and enjoyed a brilliant multi-faceted career. He served as principal flutist of the Paris Opera Orchestra and later as its conductor. He was also a professor at the Paris Conservatory. His Wind Quintet in G minor dates from 1876.

Jean Françaix (1912-1997) studied at the Conservatoire of Le Mans and then at the Paris Conservatory, and was only six when he took up composing with a style heavily influenced by Maurice Ravel. Françaix was also an accomplished pianist from an early age, earning a First Prize in Piano at the Paris Conservatory, and toured throughout Europe and the U.S. He remained prolific throughout the full course of his life, until his death in 1997.

Flute – TBA, Oboe – Erika Yamada, Clarinet – TBA, Bassoon – Janet Harris, Horn – Chris Jackson

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 3 PM
West Side Story to the Soldier's Tale
  • L. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite
  • Igor Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat for violin, clarinet, and piano
  • Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
  • Aram Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
A collection of colorful, virtuoso works for this unusual combination of instruments.
Each with their own character, style, and amazing energy.

Piano – Tao Lin, Violin – Leonid Sigal, TBA – Clarinet

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 3 PM
Early Debussy and Late Schubert
  • Debussy: Piano Trio in G major L. 3
  • Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100
The Piano Trio in G major L. 3 was written by the 18-year-old Claude Debussy in 1880 in Fiesole, Italy, where he resided with influential arts patron Nadezhda von Meck. Most of the original score was thought to be lost until 1982, when it was discovered among the legacy possessions of Maurice Dumesnil, a pupil of Debussy's.

The Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and violoncello, D. 929 was one of the last compositions completed by Franz Schubert, dated November 1827. It was published by Probst as opus 100 in late 1828, shortly before the composer's death and first performed at a private party in January 1828 to celebrate the engagement of Schubert's school-friend Josef von Spaun. The Trio was among the few of his late compositions that Schubert heard performed before his death.

Piano – Catherine Lan, Violin – Aleksandr Zhuk, Cello – Ashley Garritson

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VBMA Adult Public Programs Refund Policy
All Sales Are Final; please review your reservations carefully before submitting. We are unable to offer refunds or exchanges beginning sixty (60) days before a scheduled program. However, the value of cancelled reservations may qualify as a tax-deductible donation; please notify the Museum at your earliest opportunity before the program date. Occasionally, programs are cancelled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the Museum’s control. When this occurs, you may elect to have your reservation honored for the rescheduled date or you may receive a refund if applicable. In some cases, the performance contract may set refund limitations. All refunds or exchanges are subject to a $10 non-refundable convenience fee.


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