Acclaimed ensemble Camerata Pacifica concludes its subscription season with three beloved works from the chamber music repertoire. Haydn’s Trio in G Major, Hob. XV: 15, commissioned by an English publisher for his eager amateur customers, is performed here by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, principal flute, Paul Huang, The Bob Christensen Chair in Violin, and principal cellist Ani Aznavoorian.
The String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 by Mozart is one of his greatest chamber works, written near the end of his short life. His innovative use of a second viola instead of a second cello adds to the piece’s dramatic and often dark mood. Joining Huang and Aznavoorian are violinist Giora Schmidt, principal violist Richard O’Neill, and violist Robert Brophy.
The season concludes with Ernst von Dohnányi’s Opus 1, his Piano Quintet in C Minor, one of the composer’s most often-performed pieces, despite having been written when he was in his teens. While the Quintet has some hints of Dohnányi’s Hungarian heritage, its real influence is that of Johannes Brahms. Principal pianist Warren Jones joins the strings for this very late 19th century work.
Sunday, May 7 | 3 p.m., Ventura
Tuesday, May 9 | 7:30 p.m., San Marino
Thursday, May 11 | 8 p.m., Los Angeles
Friday, May 12 | 7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara
Haydn – Trio in G Major, Hob. XV: 15
Mozart – String Quintet G Minor, K. 516
Dohnányi – Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1
Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara – $58 (includes $2 facility fee)
The Huntington, San Marino – $56
Zipper Hall, Los Angeles – $56
Temple Beth Torah, Ventura – $50
$10 plus applicable facility fee. Contingent on availability, beginning 30 minutes before concert with valid student ID.
For more information, contact Camerata Pacifica at (805) 884-8410 or visit www.cameratapacifica.org.