BEAVERTON, Oregon – The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra will depart from big symphonic repertoire and split into small groups to perform works for string quartet, wind trio, and brass ensemble on April 9 at 3:00pm.
This is an opportunity to experience the heart of BSO, as small ensembles of musician/friends share the joy of playing chamber music on a Sunday afternoon. “The big symphonic sound is great, but I love the intimacy of chamber music,” says Ellen Bercovitz, BSO flutist.
Charming, uplifting, passionate, lighthearted—such is the variety of music to be presented in a single afternoon. Enjoy excerpts from two string quartets: the Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2, and Schubert’s String Quartet No 14, “Death and the Maiden,” which is considered one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire.
Also on the program is a BSO wind trio performing a Telemann sonata, the first movement of the first London Trio by Haydn, and Wicks Opus 88 Trio 2. A BSO brass ensemble will perform “the Klazon” by James Henry Fillmore and then take advantage of the big stage to perform “Canzon septimi toni No 2” by Giovanni Gabrieli as it was intended; by placing the players antiphonally on the stage in an arrangement in which Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Program Designer/Annotator John Magnum has described as a “late 16th-century version of surround sound.”
This annual concert by BSO musicians is a nod to BSO’s founding as a small chamber orchestra, 33 years ago, by musicians who just wanted to play. They still do!
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
VBC Grand Auditorium
330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton OR 97005
Tickets are available at the door and at beavertonsymphony.org. $10, $5, $20 Family
The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1984, is an enthusiastic and talented association of local musicians. The Symphony is committed to enriching the performing arts culture of Washington County and making classical music accessible to the broadest possible audience. The BSO performs five weekends seasonally in the heart of Beaverton, Oregon, for audiences with all levels of interest in classical music. For more information, please visitwww.beavertonsymphony.org or call 1-855-HEARBSO.