School of Music Fellowship Ensemble: Omer Quartet
Fresh from their Italian concert tour, the Omer Quartet begins the evening with virtuosic Rossini Quartet No. 4 followed by Webern Six Bagatelles. The Webern, though short, is emotion-filled and represents a critical step in the evolution of atonal musical techniques. Beethoven’s masterful String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, opus 59, will close the program. It is said that the second movement of the quartet occurred to Beethoven as he contemplated the starry sky and thought of the music of the spheres.