Mobile Chamber Music
current season

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Concerts are at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, Main Campus, University of South Alabama unless otherwise announced.

All performances are on Sundays at 3 p.m.



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Isaac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)
Asturias (Leyenda) No.5 from Suite Espanola, op.47 (1886) (*)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Sonata a-moll (RV 44) (*)
- Largo
- Allegro poco
- Largo
- Allegro

Pietro Pettoletti (ca. 1795 - ca. 1870)
Fantasia for Guitar solo

Mikhail Gllinka (1804 - 1857)
Nocturne <La separation> (Parting) (*)

Moldavian Folk Suite (*)

Giovanni Sollima (b.1962)
Suite "Free life on Earth" (2003) for Cello and Guitar

Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
"Tanti Anni Prima" (Ave Maria) (*)
"La Muerte del Angel" (*)

(*) Arrangement for cello and guitar by Boris Andrianov and Dimitri Illarionov


St. Lawrence String Quartet photo


Franz Josepf Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
- Allegro moderato
- Menuetto. Presto ma non troppo
- Andante
- Finale: Vivace assai

Scottish Folk Music
(to be announced from the stage)

- Intermission -

Johannes Brahms
Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 67
- Vivace
- Andante
- Agitato. Allegretto non troppo
- Poco allegretto con variazioni



Brasil Guitar Duo photo


"Sketches in Color"
Merz Trio's adventurous programming brings together scintillating harmonies of Alma Mahler and Alban Berg, dreamlike elegy of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and bold, inspired strokes of a young, sixteen-year-old Dmitri Shostakovich. Each composer is featured in works that showcase some of their most "coloristic" writing. The Brahms Trio that ends the program is no exception. Though Brahms is rarely thought of as a tone painter, we hear his C Major Trio afresh in this context and understand him as a truly virtuosic texturist, composing for this instrumentation with incredible subtlety and imagination.

Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G Minor Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Lento lugubre

Four Songs of Alma Mahler and Alban Berg arranged and assembled by Merz Trio
- Die Stille Stadt (from Five Songs, No. 1) Alma Mahler (1879 - 1964)
- Traumgekront (from Seven Early Songs, No. 4) Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
- Laue Sommernacht (from Five Songs, No. 3) Alma Mahler
- Sommertage (from Seven Early Songs, No. 7) Alban Berg

Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

- Intermission -

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo: Presto
4. Finale: Allegro giocoso



Brentano Quartet photo



Eugene Ysaye: Sonata for Solo Violin no.4, "Fritz Kreisler"
- Allemande
- Sarabande
- Finale

Fritz Kreisler: Recitativo & Scherzo

Franz Schubert: Grand Duo, Sonata in A Major D 574
- Allegro Moderato
- Scherzo: Presto
- Andantino
- Allegro Vivace

- Intermission -

Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Flat Major, TrV.151, Op.18
- Allegro ma non troppo
- Improvisation: Andante Cantabile
- Finale: Andante - Allegro

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid & Schön Rosmarin



Michael Brown, pianist, photo



Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet Op 18 No. 6 in B-flat Major
- Allegro con brio
- Adagio ma non troppo
- Scherzo: Allegro
- La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi Allegro

Ernst von Dohnanyi
Piano Quintet, Op. 1
- Allegro
- Scherzo: Allegro vivace
- Adagio, quasi andante
- Finale: Allegro animato - Allegro

- Intermission -

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34
- Allegro non troppo
- Adente, un poco adagio
- Scherzo: Allegro
- Finale: Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo - Presto, non troppo