Conversations Across Centuries


Tuesday, June 11    
7:00 PM

Event Type

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Conversations Across Centuries

Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00 p.m.

Temple Beth El
Sponsored by Plante Moran

Artists| Andrew Litton, Leila Josefowicz, Tai Murray, Philip Setzer, Yvonne Lam, Katharina Kang Litton, Peter Wiley, Alexander Kinmonth

NEIKRUG Oboe Quartet in Ten Parts (2022)
Commissioned by Great Lakes Chamber Music
Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and Music from Angel Fire

BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Chamber music is like a family conversation, full of intimate exchanges and evolving relationships. Historically performed in small, private settings, it captures the essence of close interactions. Marc Neikrug’s oboe quartet illustrates this with variations that mimic family dynamics, deepening connections through repeated interactions. Brahms’ Piano Quintet, which started as different compositions before merging, shows how diverse backgrounds can create a rich, unified dialogue. Both pieces highlight the compassion and trust that define chamber music, where independent voices come together in harmony. (Read the full Program Notes below.)

Doors Open: 6:30 PM Starts: 7:00 PM Ends: 9:00 PM