San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ehnes String Quartet
with Michael Tree, viola
Brahms Quintet in G major, Op. 111
Schubert Quartet in A minor ("Rosamunde")
The season-opening concert presents the acclaimed Ehnes Quartet with guest violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet. The program includes Franz Schubert’s Quartet in A minor ("Rosamunde"), completing the Ehnes’ traversal of the three late string quartets and the string quintet by this composer. The balance of the program will be the second string quintet by Johannes Brahms Opus 111 in G major, written in 1890. Brahms expected his String Quintet in G major would be his final work. Despite concerns from the Rose Quartet at its première and those of Brahms' great friend and ally Joachim, the composer let it stand. The première in Vienna was a fabulous success and Brahms went on to write some of his greatest chamber works prior to his death in 1897.
When & Where
Friends of Chamber Music of Miami
Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, Inc. (FOCM) is dedicated to the presentation of chamber music as performed by the world's greatest chamber ensembles. South Florida’s longest-running chamber music series, FOCM has a two-fold mission: to showcase the most outstanding artists and to build appreciative audiences among people of all ages. FOCM also offers outstanding educational opportunities for South Florida’s advanced music students.
Since 1955, FOCM has presented such world renowned ensembles as the Budapest, Juilliard, Guarneri, Emerson, Cleveland and Ehnes Quartets; the internationally acclaimed Beaux Arts and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios; and outstanding recitalists such as Nikolai Lugansky, James Ehnes, Radu Lupu, Roberto Diaz, Cyprien Katsaris, Stephen Hough and Valentina Lisitsa. The series’ concerts are performed at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, the Coral Gables Congregational Church and other acoustically superb venues in the area.