The Mendelssohn Octet Experience
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016, 1:00pm
Union Hall, Rockport
Members of the Chiara and St. Lawrence String Quartets talk about and perform Mendelssohn’s luminous Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Composed in 1825 when the composer was 16, it was slightly revised before the first public performance in 1836. Conrad Wilson summarizes much of its reception ever since: "Its youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music."