The venerable Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to the Library, bringing special guests and the Amphion String Quartet for an evening of thought-provoking contemporary music. The centerpiece is a new joint commission of the Library and the Chamber Music Society: the world premiere of Variations for Five: String Quintet no. 2 by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. This impressive collective of leading performers explores works by master composers Pierre Jalbert, Elliott Carter and Olivier Messiaen. Composer-clarinetist Jörg Widmann, recently composer-in-residence at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals, performs his own Fantasie for solo clarinet.
4/10/2014 8:00 PM - 4/10/2014 11:00 PM
Library of Congress, Washington D.C