With this first program of the season, the Quintet will explore some string-quartet inspired chamber music for brass by composers active in St. Petersburg. In addition to being a composer, Ramsoe was also violinist, and Ewald was a cellist (he was also a civil engineer!). Böhme moved from Germany to Budapest and, finally in 1897, to St. Petersburg. Although much of his music is well known by brass musicians, his Nachtmusik was discovered only recently and the RBQ is excited to share this gem. The Quintet will also perform music from a much later period by both Armenian composer, Alexander Arutunian, and by Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky.
Join us at 6pm and enjoy our Happy Half Hour featured cocktail: a Moscow Mule!
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Wilhelm Ramsöe, Quartet No. 4
Victor Ewald, Quintet No. 3, Op. 7
Oskar Böhme, Nachtmusik, Op. 44
Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian Scenes
Igor Stravinsky, Fanfare for a New Theater