2010-06-10 / Arts & Entertainment News

Seven evenings of chamber music on tap for Classic Chamber Concerts

The Jasper String Quartet COURTESY PHOTO The Jasper String Quartet COURTESY PHOTO The secret of success for Classic Chamber Concerts lies in performing gems in the small-orchestra genre. This past season, the Jasper String Quartet appeared as artists in residence, and Maestro William Noll forged the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra to perform with them through programs of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Schubert. In 2010-2011 the quartet will perform in several CCC programs.

All concerts take place on Monday evenings at the Sugden Community Theatre. A limited number of subscriptions are still available; single tickets are not on sale yet.

Season ticketholders will be able to compare and contrast works for quintet, quartet and trio as the season progresses. The season begins Dec. 6, with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major as part of the program titled

“Baroque and Romantic Strings,” performed by the Jasper String Quartet and the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra. Catherine Lam, featured harpsichordist for the season just ended, returns for the Bach work.

 On Jan. 17, Ilya Itin returns as pianist in residence for “The Art of the Quintet” with the Jasper String Quartet.

 On Jan. 18, Mr. Itin will perform a bonus concert for season subscribers. On the program will be the children’s classic, “Peter and the Wolf,” with CCC Maestro William Noll narrating.

 Ravel’s Quartet and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 131 in C Sharp minor will be the showpieces in “The Art of the Quartet” with the Jasper String Quartet on Jan. 24.

 On Feb. 1, Ravel’s Piano Trio and Dvorak’s set of six short works known collectively as the Dumky Trio are on the program when two members of the Jasper team up with Mr. Itin for “The Art of the Trio.”

 For “Three Pianists” on March 7, guest artists sponsored by the Lord William Smith Foundation will perform the Bach and Mozart triple piano concertos and the Poulenc Double Concerto. The pianists will work with the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra and the Jasper String Quartet.

 For the season’s finale on March 14, the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra and the Jasper String Quartet will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 and the Beethoven Symphony No. 4.

For information about season subscriptions, call 434-8505, write to Classic Chamber Concerts at P.O. Box 7854, Naples, FL 34101, or visit www.Classic- ChamberConcerts.org. 

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