Air From Other Planets

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465

Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet #2

John Schott – New Work for guitar and viola WORLD PREMIERE

Jamie SampsonWaving Goodbye for guitar, voice, and string quartet WORLD PREMIERE

Schoenberg's Second String Quartet, an exquisite work from 1908, broke new ground in a variety of ways. The most striking innovation is the addition of a soprano for the last two movements. The texts are Stefan George's poems "Litany," about faltering faith, and "Rapture," about transcendence, which begins "I feel air from other planets." To explore how Schoenberg was influenced by Mozart, one of his favorite composers, we're pairing the work with the C Major String Quartet, K. 465. Complementing these masterworks are newly commissioned pieces from Jamie Sampson and John Schott.

Open seating. 


Michael Goldberg, guitar
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Anna Presler, violin
Liana Berube, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St, Berkeley [directions]
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

SF Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco [directions]
Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:30 PM


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