Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass
Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet No. 2 for two violins, viola, cello, and double bass
We here at Chamber Music at Bethany are going to welcome spring, whether it comes on time or not! Dvořák’s chamber music jumps off the page, especially with such a brilliant group (including several members of the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago), all eager to work together for the first time. Fellow Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff tempts an odd trio (flute, viola, and double bass, anybody?) to sing with wrenching passion and quirky charm.
About Chamber Music at Bethany:
Chamber Music at Bethany was founded by Northwestern faculty pianist Yasuko Oura and Grammy-winning flutist Tim Munro to bring chamber music to Chicago’s north side in an intimate setting. Nestled in the beautiful Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, the historic Bethany United Church of Christ offers an ideal setting for musicians and audiences to come together in an acoustically pleasing venue. As music director at Bethany, Yasuko saw firsthand the enthusiasm that the local community and congregation shared for high quality classical music. Yasuko and Tim also saw the desire of top musicians in Chicago to have an outlet to play chamber music together. These musicians include Grammy-winning artists, members of the Chicago Symphony, and alumni of prestigious schools including the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Curtis Institute of Music. Chamber Music at Bethany brings them together to offer exceptional live classical music to all.