Claude Debussy- Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Elizabeth Raum- Searching for Sophia (oboe quintet)
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
The lush soundscapes of this concert will sweep you away onto an unexpected journey. Each piece features unusual, but glorious instrument combinations starting with the Debussy “Sonata for flute, viola and harp”. Debussy once remarked that he didn’t recognize the writing and felt that it was reflective of his younger self. Elizabeth Raum’s “Searching for Sophia” is an equally intense soundscape featuring oboe and strings in a deeply heartfelt and virtuosic display. The final soundscape will be Mendelssohn’s iconic “Octet in Eb” which was written when he was only 16 years old and shows of his youthful verve.