Triumph and Joy - Evanston
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Quoting a passage from Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, this gripping work mourns the destruction of Germany while expressing hope and optimism for the future. Mendelssohn’s octet was written when the composer was only sixteen years old. Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 Strauss/Leopold: Metamorphosen for string septet. Guest artists are: David Perry, Qing Hu, Lei Hu, violins; Larry Newman, viola Kenneth Olson, cello