of St. Martin in the Fields Ensemble
October 20, 2012
at 8:00 p.m.
SLEEPY HOLLOW HIGH SCHOOL
Brahms: Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 (1865)
Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 (1925)
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)
principal musicians in the Orchestra of St. Martin-in-the-Fields,
the Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger
chamber works – from quintets to octets – with players who
customarily work together instead of the usual string quartet with
additional guests. They are known for their polished and refined
sound, with performances rooted in outstanding musicianship.