Toronto Summer Music > Mainstage Concert > Schubert Octet

Schubert Octet

July 31, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Walter Hall
80 Queen's Park

Various Artists

Schubert Octet

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Ariana Kim, violin
Barry Shiffman, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Desmond Hoebig, cello
Brian Manker, cello
Joel Quarrington, bass
Michael Chiarello, bass
Stéphane Lemelin, piano
Neil Deland, horn 
Gabriel Radford, horn
Eric Abramovitz, clarinet
Miles Jaques, clarinet
Michael Sweeney, bassoon
Samuel Banks, bassoon
TSM Academy Fellows 

Kelly-Marie Murphy: [World Premiere]* 
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Schubert: Octet in F Major, D. 803, Op. 166 

*TSM commission, supported by the Ontario Arts Council 

The Festival wraps up with a fabulous pair of chamber music classics – and a world premiere! Schubert composed the Octet for winds and strings in 1824. He modeled this hour-long feast of the beautiful and the hearty on Beethoven’s celebrated Septet, which dates from 25 years earlier and which you will recall from the opening night concert of this year’s Festival. He increased the number of instruments over Beethoven’s piece by adding a second violin. At times he makes the ensemble sound like a small orchestra; at other moments the instruments take turns playing solos. A new piece by the eminent Canadian composer, Kelly-Marie Murphy continues and enriches the Festival’s theme of composers influencing each other, by also springboarding off the Beethoven Septet. The third of Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano adds further substance and eloquence. especially in the capable hands of Desmond Hoebig, former Principal Cello of the major orchestras of Cleveland, Houston and Cincinnati, and expert pianist Stéphane Lemelin. 

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