The evening starts with Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7, a work by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, who was known for his richly melodic folk music. Following the violin and cello duo, is Beethoven’s dark and intense String Trio in C Minor, Opus 9, No. 3 for Violin, Viola and Cello, composed in the same minor key as Beethoven’s heroic works including his Fifth Symphony.
After a brief intermission, the Spotlight performance will end with Mozart’s Quartet in F Major, K. 370 for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello. “This is deservedly one of the most popular chamber works ever written for oboe. Mozart wrote the Oboe Quartet while in Munich as a showpiece for his friend and oboist Friedrich Ramm. It has many brilliant and unusual features for the time--it is one of the first works to include a high F for the oboe,” said Las Vegas Philharmonic Principal Oboist, Stephen Caplan.
Spotlight Concert # 1
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center
KODÁLY - Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7
BEETHOVEN - String Trio in C Minor, Opus 9, No. 3 for Violin, Viola and Cello
MOZART - Quartet in F Major, K. 370 for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello
De Ann Letourneau, violin
Stephen Caplan, oboe
Jason Bonham, viola
Andrew Smith, cello
The Spotlight Concerts can be purchased for $70 per ticket or as a three-concert package for $195 through The Smith Center Box Office, phone 702.749.2000 or online at lvphil.org.
The Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106