Season Events

2013-14 Season Events

Sunday, February 9, 3:00 pm

Steinway Series
McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Map)
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20004

Free, but Ticketed

Naoko Takao, piano
Andrew McLaughlin, baritone
Robert Oppelt, double bass
The Left Bank Quartet
David Salness and Sally McLain, violins
Katherine Murdock, viola
Evelyn Elsing, cello

Franz Schubert “Die Forelle” (1817)
(1797-1828) “Fischerweise” (1826)
“Am See” (1814)
“Der Schiffer” (1817)
    for baritone and piano

Béla Bartók     String Quartet No.3 (1927)
(1881-1945)

György Kurtág    Hipartita, selected mvts, Op. 43 (2000-2004)
(b.1926)       for solo violin

Franz Schubert    Quintet in A Major, op. post. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” (1819)
Three geniuses at three discrete points in their careers pave the way for this concert of charm, intensity, and innovation. We present two (of five) treatments—one lieder and the quintet—of the precocious Schubert’s beloved “Die Forelle” music; a work by a restless Bartok in mid-career, his mold-shattering String Quartet No. 3; and music for solo violin distilled to its purest essence by the contemporary giant Kurtag, still actively composing in this, his 87th year. The Left Bank Quartet is joined by pianist Naoko Takao, the young baritone, Andrew McLaughlin, and the extraordinary double bass player, Robert Oppelt.

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