Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival – “A Serenade to the Season”

2429 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, New York 11932

6:30 PM
Perhaps the most famous of all serenades, Mozart’s “Eine Kliene Nachtmusik” opens the Festival’s final program. In reflection we offer Arvo Pärt’s Mozart-Adagio, a haunting and beguiling sliver of a work that reminisces on Mozart’s Piano Sonata K. 280, simultaneously bringing Mozart into the present while creating a sense of timelessness. We close the program with Brahms’ bucolic, pastoral Serenade No. 1. Originally intended as a nonet for strings and winds, at the behest of Clara Schumann, the ever-doubtful Brahms destroyed this version opting to score the work for full orchestra. We present a terrific reconstruction of the original instrumentation, capturing the intimacy of chamber music while maintaining the radiant exhilaration of Brahms’ early masterwork.
Tickets: $45/55