Berlin to Buenos Aires

Chi Phil Chamber Players
Spring Concert Series @ City Winery

Berlin to Buenos Aires

Tradition, tango and toast
Mendelssohn and Piazzolla

Sunday, January 21 2018, 12pm
City Winery, Chicago

FELIX MENDELSSOHN  Trio in D minor for violin, cello and piano Op. 49
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA  Histoire du Tango – Cafe 1930 and Nightclub 1960
FRITZ KREISLER  Miniature Viennese March

Alan Snow, violin
Andrew Snow, cello
Beatriz Helguera-Snow, piano

Enjoy a delicious brunch as you journey from romantic Germany to passionate Argentina with Mendelssohn and Piazzolla, two of the greatest and most popular composers of both their time and place. Hamburg-born, Berlin-raised and trained, the well-traveled Mendelssohn was well-received throughout Europe as a composer, conductor and soloist. The Trio in D minor is a lively and melodic piece in the Romantic-era tradition; considered one of his greatest chamber works, it inspired the composer Schumann to assert that “Mendelssohn is the Mozart of the nineteenth century, the most illuminating of musicians….”

Then follow Piazzolla to Buenos Aires as he traces the history of the Argentinian tango through the 20th century in Histoire du Tango, with the Chamber Players making stops in 1930 and 1960. In the café, the tango shakes off its traditional high-spirited liveliness to become slower, more romantic. But by 1960, the music of Brazil and Argentina meld together in Buenos Aires. The new tango moves to the beat of the bossa nova and continues a journey of evolution.

Also included in the program is a brief trip to Vienna with Fritz Kreisler’s Miniature Viennese March. Regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time, Austrian-born Kreisler also traveled widely and spent time living in Berlin and Paris before settling down in New York City. The March, his slice of nostalgia for the magical warmth of his childhood in Vienna at the turn of the century, is a delightful detour on our musical trip.

Tickets $25 / $10 for students.
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Please note: City Winery have recently changed their menu and will now be offering a buffet breakfast for purchase available from 10:30am instead of their normal brunch menu.
We recommend arriving early to enjoy brunch before the concert begins.
Beverages can still be purchased separately.