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Arnica Quartet Announces 2012-2013 Season

Britten's Third Quartet and Works from Beethoven to Salonen Highlight an Eclectic Season of Chamber Music.

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Photo credit: Martha Warrington/DigitalPDX
PRLog - Aug. 27, 2012 - The Arnica String Quartet is proud to announce its 2012-2013 season, which combines both cherished masterpieces of the past and some of the most exciting works of the present day. The season includes the West Coast premiere of Russell Platt's Quintet for Bassoon and Strings, featuring Oregon Symphony Principal bassoonist Carin Miller Packwood; and the Oregon Premiere of conductor/composer Esa Pekka Salonen's Homunculus for String Quartet. Benjamin Britten's Centenary year is celebrated with a performance of one of his last works, his Third String Quartet. The season closes with an exciting collaboration with the 45th Parallel String Quartet in works for string octet, including two rarely heard works by Shostakovich and Bruch, and ending with Mendelssohn's miraculous Octet.

11/11/12 Camerata Musica Series, Salem, Ore.
2:30 p.m. Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library

Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet in A major, Op. 18 no. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet in F major, Op. 135
Franz Schubert Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

11/13/12 Octets with 45th Parallel String Quartet, Portland, Ore.
The Old Church, Portland

Dmitri Shostakovich – Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 (1924)
Max Bruch – Octet in B-flat major (1920)
Felix Mendelssohn – Octet, Op. 20

02/03/13 McTavish Room Concert, Astoria, Ore.
2:00 p.m. McTavish Room of the Liberty Theatre

Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 1
Russell Platt Quintet for Bassoon and Strings (2008)*
Franz Schubert Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden”
*with Oregon Symphony principal bassoonist Carin Miller Packwood

03/15/13 March Music Moderne, Portland, Ore.
7:00 p.m. Community Music Center Auditorium

Benjamin Britten String Quartet No. 3 in G major (1975)
Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae (2002)
Esa Pekka Salonen Homunculus (2008)

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45th Parallel: http://www.45thParallelPDX.org
Camerata Musica Chamber Music Society: www.cameratamusica.org/


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Last Updated:Aug 28, 2012
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