Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Beall Concert Hall
961 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR
This event will be live-streamed on the SOMD website.
Harry Baechtel, baritone
Michael Seregow, piano
Gabriel Fauré began working on his epic D minor Piano Quintet, Op. 89, in 1887, but set it aside in the early 1890s to write his unique and inspired song cycles, La Bonne Chanson and Cinq Melodies de Venise, both of which feature poetry by the symbolist poet Paul Verlaine. University of Oregon alumni, baritone Harry Baechtel, and pianist Michael Seregow join forces with Sylvestris Quartet, the San Francisco Bay Area’s new historically informed String Quartet, to present these remarkable and sublime works on gut strings with a quartet of period French instruments.
Cinq mélodies “de Venise,” Op. 58 (1891)
Nocturne #6, Db-Major (1894)
La Bonne chanson (1894)
Piano Quintet no. 1, Op. 89 (begun in 1887, published in 1907)
Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.