Brahms, Britten & Poulenc

July 25, 2023 | 7:30 pm America/Denver

The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues by highlighting musicians from the Festival’s own ranks. Britten’s Phantasy Quartet begins with a march and proceeds with lively pastoral charm. Poulenc is a composer known for his aesthetic of irrepressible good humor; he called his jaunty but complex Sextet “an homage to the wind instruments I have loved from the moment I began composing.” Brahms’ sophisticated Second String Sextet is rich with nostalgia, but sweeps all sadness away in its warm, bright finale. 

$18 – $65

Location: Chautauqua Auditorium

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Artists
Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

Program
Benjamin Britten, Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Francis Poulenc, Sextet in C Major for Piano and Winds, FP 100

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

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