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Sensational Strings (Hayfield House)

January 11 @ 7:00 pm


NEPACMS is thrilled to present its most ambitious program yet, pairing the sublime Brahms Second Sextet, a masterpiece exuding elegance and rich lyricism, with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, a bright and vigorous composition for string sextet, reminiscent of his renowned ballets. Over several years, Tchaikovsky painstakingly sketched, worked on, and reworked Souvenir de Florence, and expressed that composing for a string sextet is “terribly difficult…it seems that rather than writing for six voices, I am, in essence, composing for the orchestra, and only then arranging it for six string instruments.” Indeed, these magnificent string sextets will fill the venue with resonances like an orchestra!

(No senior/student discount. Seating is limited, tickets available ONLINE ONLY.)



Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op.70


John Vaida, violin

Ambroise Aubrun, violin

Amy Iwazumi, viola

Kristina Giles, viola

Erin Ellis, cello

Lisa Caravan, cello

Co-sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Arts at Hayfield, and Back Mountain Chamber

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Sordoni Family Foundation


January 11
7:00 pm
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Hayfield House at Penn State Wilkes-Barre
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612 United States
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