Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music Series
Harriet Langley, violin | Grace Takeda, viola | Yi Qun Xu, cello
Ravel Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello
Mozart Divertimento in E-flat Major
Join Noree Chamber Soloists’ winter presentation of two chamber masterpieces, Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563 and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, both marked by exceptional scope, innovative instrumental writing, and emotional dignity. One of Mozart’s last chamber pieces, the intimate Divertimento is the most ambitious among his compositions for strings alone. Ravel paid homage to his compatriot Debussy by heeding to the latter’s notion of “depouillement” (economy of means) when he composed one of his largest and most challenging chamber works for just two string instruments, violin and cello. A NY-based chamber group, the musicians of Noree Chamber Soloists are students and graduates of the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.