Tchaikovsky & Brahms

August 24, 2019 - August 24, 2019
Time start: 7:00 PM
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Cocoa Beach Community Church
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

BRAHMS  String Quartet No. 2

TCHAIKOVSKY  Souvenir de Florence

Joni Roos, violin

Jim Leda, violin

Michael De Jesus, viola

Daniel Cortes, viola

Paul Fleury, cello

Lorraine Hogle, cello

A sextet and quartet encompass a powerful program of chamber works presented by musicians from your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Lyricism and drama abound in Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, a rhythmically compact dynamo that charges ahead in high-spirited dance, occasionally pausing to flirt in operatic fashion.The second half features Tchaikovsky's beloved string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, originally sketched while the composer was visiting Florence, Italy. Despite its minor key, Souvenir de Florence is an ebullient and apparently carefree composition, a last sunny spell before Tchaikovsky's anguished emotional descent toward the Sixth Symphony (Pathétique). Here we glimpse Tchaikovsky's neo-classical proclivities.