The Op. 39 quintet by Prokofiev is based on his ballet, Trapeze, which was written during his time in Paris. The strange, virtuosic, and sometimes grotesque music perfectly represents circus performers and carnival sights.
Centred around the Prokofiev, our quirky program explores light and dark music by these four swell composers.
Allene Chomyn, violin
Jody Davenport, viola
Ian Whitman, double bass
Jim Mason, oboe
Peter Shackleton, clarinet
Goplerud, Timothy (1960-) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974) Suite Op. 157b III. Jeu
Haydn, Johann Michael (1737-1806) Divertimento in C major P.98
Prokofiev, Serge (1891-1953) Quintet in G minor, Op. 39