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WinterMezzo Weekend I: November 14 -16, 2014
Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven– Duet for Two Eyeglasses Obligato, WoO 32 (Viola and Cello)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet in D minor, K. 421
Dmitri Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 14 in F# minor, op. 142

Western music is rich with tributes. Mozart wrote his string quartet in D minor as a tribute to Haydn, one of his six “Haydn Quartets.” And Shostakovich’s 14th string quartet was written for composer Benjamin Britten – in fact, he began writing it while staying at Britten’s home. These two meaty quartets will be supplemented by the charming Beethoven duet, pairing the lower voices of the string quartet.

Serena McKinney, Scott Yoo, violins; Ben Ullery, viola,Michelle Djokic, cello


Fringe Benefit: January 25, 2015
Chopin, Champagne and Chocolates at Villa Filaree
Every serious classically-trained pianist has grappled with at least some of the Chopin etudes. Pianist Jocelyn Swigger is on a mission to learn them all. This interactive program will explore her journey learning these difficult pieces, including an ancillary trip through the songs of Tin Pan Alley and a serious study of the fine art of improvisation. Expect sparkling wine, delectable chocolates, and a little bit of audience participation and improv in this special  benefit for Festival Mozaic.


WinterMezzo Weekend II: February 20-22, 2015
Trios and Duos
Joaquín Turina – Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, op.76
Jennifer Margaret Barker – Na Trì Peathraichean (flute and piano)
Heitor Villa-Lobos – Assobio a Jato, W 493 (flute and cello)
Maurice Ravel – Piano Trio in A minor

This diverse program showcases the spice and variety of a global array of chamber music. From Western Europer, French composer Maurice Ravel explores Basque and Malaysian dances in his piano trio, while Joaquin Turina dabbles in the sounds of Spain and Italy. The unusual “Jet Whistle” by Villa-Lobos is a Brazilian romp, and along the way, the audience will enjoy the California premiere of contemporary Scottish composer Jennifer Margaret Barker’s Gaelic-inspired piece for flute.

Featuring Alice Dade, flute, Scott Yoo, violin, Bion Tsang, cello and John Novacek, piano

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