SFCMF Jul 23

July 23
Ravel & Schoenberg: A Little Night Music

This week we showcase two approaches to music of the night. Pianist Juho Pohjonen skillfully conveys the macabre and atmospheric moods of Ravel’s fiendishly difficult Gaspard de la nuit. And the Dover Quartet, in collaboration with Ida Kavafian and Peter Stumpf, performs Schoenberg’s lush and programmatic string sextet from 1899, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

Maurice Ravel

Gaspard de la nuit
Juho Pohjonen, piano

Arnold Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violin; Hezekiah Leung, Ida Kavafian, viola; Camden Shaw, Peter Stumpf, cello