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Sinfonia da Camera: 20th-Century Chamber Gems

Ian Hobson, music director

Sinfonia da Camera presents an evening of intimate—and adventurous—20th-century chamber music featuring their illustrious principal musicians. The evening begins with the most popular of Milhaud’s more than 400 compositions, Scaramouche for two pianos. Orchestra percussion stars William Moersch and Ricardo Flores join to present a performance of Bela Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. The three-movement work experiments with the many varied sounds the piano and the percussion can produce together. Featuring principal oboist John Dee, William Grant Still’s Incantation and Dance for Oboe and Piano follows intermission with a melancholy evocation of a distant land that transitions to a joyful pentatonic dance. The evening concludes with Poulenc’s charming and exuberant Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet


Darius Milhaud, Scaramouche, Op. 165 

 Muen Wei, piano

 Ian Hobson, piano

Béla Bartók, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

 Ian Hobson, piano

 Muen Wei, piano

 William Moersch, percussion

 Ricardo Flores, percussion 


William Grant Still, Incantation and Dance 

 John Dee, oboe

 Ian Hobson, piano

Francis Poulenc, Sextet 
Jonathan Keeble, flute
John Dee, oboe
J. David Harris, clarinet
Ben Roidl-Ward, bassoon
Bernhard Scully, French horn
Ian Hobson, piano

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Tu Nov 28, 2023 - 7:30pm CT
Standard 35 / SC 30 / STU & YTH 10

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