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Musical Mosaics

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

Join CMS musicians for two string quintets—one exemplifying Mozart’s elegance, the other Brahms’s lyricism. Also on the program are Dvořák’s miniatures for the unusual combination of two violins and viola, and selections from an early-career song cycle that he later arranged for string quartet, as well as Puccini’s I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums), written in memory […]

$50.

Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

The Escher String Quartet begins this program with Mozart’s jaunty “Hunt” quartet and Mendelssohn’s first published quartet, a work of astonishing maturity even though it was written when the composer was still a teenager. Anna Geniushene joins the group in the second half for Brahms’s stormy and harmonically adventurous Piano Quintet in F minor. On […]

$50.

Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

The Escher String Quartet begins this program with Mozart’s jaunty “Hunt” quartet and Mendelssohn’s first published quartet, a work of astonishing maturity even though it was written when the composer was still a teenager. Anna Geniushene joins the group in the second half for Brahms’s stormy and harmonically adventurous Piano Quintet in F minor. On […]

$50.

Enchanting Winds

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

This program mixes winds and piano in a variety of combinations, creating a kaleidoscope of instrumental colors. Sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Poulenc pair the piano with oboe and flute, and Taffanel’s quintet is a lively showcase for the winds. The concert begins with a Rossini wind quartet and concludes with Mozart’s inventive Quintet for Piano […]

$50.

Beethoven, Ravel, and Schumann

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

Beethoven’s G-minor Cello Sonata is a work of his youth, but in its scope and expressive range it foreshadows many of his great works to come. Ravel dedicated his Sonata for Violin and Cello to the memory of Claude Debussy, incorporating stylistic elements from this late pioneer of French music. Despite calling for only two […]

$50.

The Carnival of the Animals

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

This rich and varied program begins with Baroque works for different instrumental combinations, and continues with Ravel’s Introduction et allegro for the unusual cast of harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet. CMS closes its summer season at SPAC with Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals in its original instrumentation for chamber ensemble. The piece is a […]

$50.

The Carnival of the Animals

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

This rich and varied program begins with Baroque works for different instrumental combinations, and continues with Ravel’s Introduction et allegro for the unusual cast of harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet. CMS closes its summer season at SPAC with Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals in its original instrumentation for chamber ensemble. The piece is a […]

$50.
Event Series Beethoven for Three

Beethoven for Three

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

Beethoven For Three features Emanuel Ax (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), and Yo-Yo Ma (cello) in Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6. Joined by special guest, Antoine Tamestit (viola), the group will then perform the monumental “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 reimagined for four players, in an intimate arrangement that maintains the power and immediacy of Beethoven’s orchestral […]

$500.

Beethoven for Three

Spa Little Theater 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, New York

Beethoven For Three features Emanuel Ax (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), and Yo-Yo Ma (cello) in Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6. Joined by special guest, Antoine Tamestit (viola), the group will then perform the monumental “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 reimagined for four players, in an intimate arrangement that maintains the power and immediacy of Beethoven’s orchestral […]

$500.