Core Strength

 Members of the Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds 

power this celebration of Classical greats 

7:30pm Mansfield Theater

November 12 2022

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Caroline Shaw

Entr'acte

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12 MINUTES

 

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Composition in 2013, Shaw was the award’s youngest recipient ever at the age of 30. Shaw composed Entr'acte after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2, “with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet,” she writes in her composer’s note to the score. “I love the way that some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, Technicolor transition.”

 

Originally composed in 2011 for string quartet, Shaw revised it in 2014 for string orchestra. It is structured like a minuet with two trios but creates a series of time warps—Classical music displaced a couple or more centuries in all directions. Shaw’s so-called “minuet” retains an appropriate Classical structure (two strains, repeated in the beginning and without repeats at the end).

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Sinfonia Concertante for Winds

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30 MINUTES

Allegro

Adagio

Andantino con variazioni

Music historians are still debating whether this composition can truly be attributed to Mozart. They would agree that no composer understood wind instruments better than Mozart, so the solo lines are composed with a deep understanding for their unique qualities: the oboe’s expressive, penetrating voice; the clarinet’s liquid fluency over a wide range; the horn’s elegant adventures in its upper octave; and the bassoon’s many functions as bass line, tenor line, or tune. This masterwork requires both sensitivity and virtuosity from the soloists.

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Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 96 "Miracle"

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23 MINUTES

Adagio, Allegro

Andante in G major

Menuetto, Allegretto

Finale: Vivace

This symphony got its nickname due to the story that, during its premiere, a chandelier fell from the ceiling of the concert hall in which it was performed. The audience managed to dodge the chandelier successfully as they had all crowded to the front for the post-performance applause.

 

More careful and recent research suggests that this event actually took place during the 1795 premiere of Haydn’s Symphony No. 102. Chandelier or not, the crowding definitely took place because the audience loved it! This was just one of a series of symphonies for London audiences that Haydn had written with dual intentions—that the music be both popular and a money-making endeavor.

Why You Shouldn't Miss It

 

Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 96 "Miracle"

Written to be a crowd pleaser in 1795 London. Still popular today!

Caroline Shaw

Entr'acte
A modern work by a young genius composer.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Sinfonia Concertante for Winds

This gorgeous composition will feature members of the Chinook Winds.

Single Tickets
On Sale Monday, October 3

Solo instruments shine in the virtuosic Sinfonia Concertante for Winds