Saturday 18 September 7.30pm
York Chamber Music Festival: Event 5
Venue: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Gala Concert by Festival Artists
Anthony Marwood and Pablo Herman violins
Lilli Maijala viola
Tim Lowe cello
Angela Hewitt piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) String Quartet No. 17 "The Hunt", K. 458
Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911) Piano Quartet in A Minor
Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904) Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Inspired by hearing Haydn’s Op 33 string quartets in 1782 the youthful Mozart embarked on a series of his own. Hearing them a few years later Haydn told Mozart’s father, “…your son is the greatest composer that I have ever come across.” ‘The Hunt’ quartet is innovative and its mood is playful and good-humoured. Mahler’s piano quartet is in reality one movement of an abandoned youthful quartet and the Austrian symphonist’s only chamber music. It is serious, emotional and dark.
As Dvořák approached the peak of his international fame, he composed one of the greatest chamber music masterpieces at his country retreat, Vysoka,– it is a beautifully lyrical and open-hearted outpouring. With Angela Hewitt playing the piano and our international star cast of string players this performance rounds off the 2021 festival in joyous mood.
COVID GUIDANCE: In September 2020 YCMF brought world class chamber music to you by live streaming the three evening concerts. We estimate over 1,500 people watched the concerts and we had some wonderfully appreciative responses. This year we are determined to go ahead with a live audience and are hoping to be at full capacity. There may still be restrictions on numbers and Covid protocols may still apply. Should it still be necessary York Chamber Music Festival will ensure our listeners attend in a covid-secure environment. This guidance will become clearer over the summer and we will keep you in touch as it is revised. It should be noted that access to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall will be governed by York University protocols at the time.
Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction.