Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960


MOZART  Horn Quintet in E-flat Major
String Quartet No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY  Souvenir de Florence

Joni Roos, violin
Jim Leda, violin
Michael De Jesus, viola
Juan Carlos Siviero, viola
Paul Fleury, cello
Lorraine Hogle, cello
Amanda Moskowitz, french horn

A sextet and quartet encompass a powerful program of chamber works presented by musicians from your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Lyricism and drama abound in Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, a rhythmically compact dynamo that charges ahead in high-spirited dance, occasionally pausing to flirt in operatic fashion.The second half features Tchaikovsky’s beloved string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, originally sketched while the composer was visiting Florence, Italy. Despite its minor key, Souvenir de Florence is an ebullient and apparently carefree composition, a last sunny spell before Tchaikovsky’s anguished emotional descent toward the Sixth Symphony (Pathétique). Here we glimpse Tchaikovsky’s neo-classical proclivities.