( Sun., Nov. 21, 2021 )
Performed by Reynolda Quartet with Bonnie Thron, cello
Watson Chamber Music Hall, 1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738
Schubert, String Quintet in C major; Dvořák, String Quartet in D minor The North Carolina Symphony's principal cellist Bonnie Thron will join the Reynolda Quartet for a rousing performance of Schubert's C major String Quartet.
Ancient Greek mythology claims that the swan sings a single song of exquisite beauty just before its death. Schubert finished his transcendent C major String Quintet in his final weeks of life, and many consider it his greatest instrumental work. Every movement is a masterpiece in itself, and Schubert’s unusual choice of a second cello as the quintet’s fifth voice adds an other-worldly richness and depth to the string quartet sound. The North Carolina Symphony's principal cellist Bonnie Thron will join the Reynolda Quartet for a rousing performance of this singular work.
The program also includes Dvořák’s deeply personal D minor String Quartet, written with particular poignancy in a year of tragic losses for Dvořák’s family. Founded in 2019 to illustrate a progressive partnership between two of Winston-Salem’s premier cultural organizations, Reynolda Quartet features renowned faculty-artists Ida Bieler and Janet Orenstein, violins; Ulrich Eichenauer, viola; and Brooks Whitehouse, cello.
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