The Florida Chamber Music Project (FCMP) announced its 2017-18 performance dates at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The FCMP will kick off its fifth season on Sunday, Sept. 10, with Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” and Schubert’s String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden.”
The Florida Chamber Music Project is celebrating its fifth year of providing a repertoire of chamber music for the Northeast Florida region. Although performances by small groups of musicians date back several thousand years, chamber music as it is known today reached great heights beginning in the early 1600s and continues to thrive in popularity in the 21st century. Often described as music performed in an intimate setting by an ensemble of friends for an audience of friends, chamber music lives on today.
One of the factors contributing to the unique nature of these performances is the rich repertoire featuring one musician on a part. Within each composition, the technical skills and musical expression of each player contributes to an intimate musical conversation among friends.
The 2017-2018 season features popular clarinetist Peter Wright joining the Florida Chamber Music Project for music written for strings and clarinet performing Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat. Other concerts include Schubert’s famous Quintet for Piano and Stings, “The Trout,” a performance of Italian composers as part of The Italian Sojourn weekend experience, and the season concludes with the music of Mozart’s String Quintet No. 1 in C minor.
The complete 2017-18 season is as follows:
Sept. 10 – Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” and Schubert’s String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden”
Oct. 22 – Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat, “Fantasia” Adagio ma non troppo, “Rondo” Allegro giocoso and Brahm’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, “Opus 115” with guest artist Peter Wright, clarinet
Jan. 7, 2018 – Boccherini’s Quartet “Opus 58”, No. 4 G245 in B minor, Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” Nino Rota’s String Quartet and Wolf’s Italian Serenade
April 8, 2018 – Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, D. 471 and Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667 “The Trout” with guest artists Hyunsoon Whang, piano and Jason Lindsay, double bass
May 6, 2018 – Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”
All concerts start at 3 p.m.
Season or individual show tickets may be purchased at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office before each performance and in advance online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the general reserved seating performances are available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. The cost is $25 per event (reserved seating) and $125 for a season pass (reserved seating).
For more information, visit pvconcerthall.com or flchambermusic.org