Concerts on Kentmere: Elegant melodies among the Pre-Raphaelites

February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
$30 Members, $50 Non-Members
Concerts on Kentmere: Elegant melodies among the Pre-Raphaelites

Snow date: Sunday, February 19

In residence since 2009, Pyxis Piano Quartet returns for the Museum’s 2016–17 classical chamber music series. In the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, guests will enjoy English composer Herbert Howells’ seldom-performed Piano Quartet in a minor and a Pyxis reprise of Antonin Dvořák’s magnificent Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major. Each concert is preceded by a short curator talk that connects the evening’s music to Museum exhibitions or artworks. The concerts feature coffee and desserts at intermission and the Thronson Café will be open for drinks and dinner by Toscana until 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and all non-refundable tickets will be held at the door.

7:30 pm:  Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk
8:00 pm:  Pyxis Concert

About Concerts on Kentmere: Site & Sound

The 2016-2017 season of Concerts on Kentmere features chamber music performances by the Museum’s much-praised ensemble in residence, Pyxis Piano Quartet.  Returning for their 8th season, Pyxis – featuring Luigi Mazzocchi and Yang Xu (guest violins), Amy Leonard (viola), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello) and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano) – will present three exhilarating Thursday evening concerts exploring the relationship between the chamber music repertoire and the rich visual holdings of the Museum. Just prior to each concert, a Museum curator will present a brief personal insight connecting selected artworks with the evening’s musical offerings.

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