Monday, June 10, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Union City Chamber Players VIENNESE MASTERWORKS

Hudson Theatre Works
Union City Chamber Players
at their new space
80 Hauxhurst Avenue
 Weehawken, NJ 07086
Saturday, June 15 at 8:00PM
$10 Suggested Donation at the Door
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and other chamber masterworks to be presented Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 8 P.M., Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave. in Weehawken, NJ  (The old Woodrow Wilson School).

Union City Chamber Players returns to Hudson County with a program of Viennese masterworks by Mozart and Beethoven featuring Mozart's beloved Clarinet Quintet. Guest artists Dorothy Duncan, clarinet; Robert Lawrence, violin; David Steinberg, violin; and E. Zoe Hassman, cello will join violist Peter Borten for the quintet, perhaps Mozart's most famous chamber work. Oboist John Frisch will perform Mozart's Oboe Quartet with the ensemble, and the program also includes Beethoven's moody and explosive String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3.

Mozart's Clarinet Quintet was written in 1789 during the composition of his meltingly tender opera Così fan tutte and shares that work's otherworldly beauty. The composer's Oboe Quartet dates from 1781 and is a charming virtuoso showpiece for the oboe, with the strings cast in a mostly supportive role. Beethoven's dramatic C minor trio, by contrast, is full of stinging accents and violent attacks. In 1798, he called the set of six Op. 9 string trios "the best of my works."

The Union City Chamber Players unite locally based professional musicians and guest performers to bring low-cost, high-quality performances of classical chamber music including outreach to the children of our community.

The show is sponsored by Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and the Weehawken City Council.

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