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Summer Evenings IV

Not Yet On Sale Sold Out

Sat, July 20, 2024, 5:00 pm

Alice Tully Hall

2 hours, including intermission

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CMS’s summer tradition returns. Get this year’s hottest ticket, featuring beloved chamber works in the cool atmosphere of Alice Tully Hall. Stay after the performance and get to know the artists in the lobby with a complimentary glass of wine.


Gioachino Rossini


Quartet No. 4 in B-flat major for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn

(1804, arranged from String Sonata No. 4 by Friedrich Berr 1828–29)
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This quartet showcases Rossini's flair for writing vibrant and playful chamber music, blending elegance with wit.

Listen for the lively interplay between the flute, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, as Rossini exploits the unique timbres of each instrument to create a delightful musical conversation filled with charm and wit.

Camille Saint-Saëns


Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 166

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This sonata was one of the last chamber works written by Saint-Saëns, dedicated to the memory of his friend and fellow composer, Henri Woollett.

Listen for the seamless interaction between the oboe and piano, as Saint-Saëns explores a wide range of emotions and textures.

Paul Taffanel


Quintet in G minor for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn

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Taffanel's quintet is a quintessential example of the late 19th-century French chamber music style, known for its lyricism, clarity, and elegance.

Listen for the intricate interplay between the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, as Taffanel skillfully explores the unique timbres of each instrument, creating a rich tapestry of sound that highlights the ensemble's virtuosity and expressive capabilities.

Francis Poulenc


Sonata for Flute and Piano

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This sonata stands out in the chamber music repertoire for its fusion of neoclassical elements with jazz influences, offering a unique and vibrant listening experience.

Listen for Poulenc's characteristic juxtaposition of playful melodies and poignant moments, as well as his exploration of the flute's agility and expressive capabilities.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano, K. 452

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Mozart's quintet is one of the earliest works to feature this particular combination of instruments.

Listen for Mozart's skillful interplay between the oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, expertly balancing their unique timbres and capabilities in this quintet.

Evren Ozel


Demarre McGill


Juri Vallentin


Romie de Guise-Langlois


Peter Kolkay


Hugo Valverde

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Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway at, W 65th St New York, NY 10023