Annie doesn’t know who wrote that memorable line, but she thinks it’s true that “Music has the power to soothe the savage beast.” Not to imply that you’re a savage beast, Darling, but only that chamber music is a wonderfully soothing balm for the mind and spirit.
Now in its 30th. season, The Spectrum, Fort Worth’s Chamber Music Ensemble, will gift us with an evening of chamber music featuring the performances by Crimson, a harp and violin duo, specializing in music for this unusual combination. Schubert’s Quintet in C, one of the greatest compositions in all of chamber music, will also be part of the program.
Plan to attend the Monday, May 16, concert at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, in Fort Worth. It starts at 7:30 PM and is free, but you can make a suggested donation of $10, or $5 for senior citizens and students. Children pass the plate without being expected to drop in their allowances.
What’s playing on the program? Glad you asked because Patricio da Silva’s violin and harp music of 2016 will have its world premiere. From 1979, we’ll hear Ravi Shankar’s L’Aube enchantee sur le Raga Todi, and Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C for Two Violins and Viola and Two Cellos, D. 956. It’ll be quite a night.
Annie Ambles to hear the Spectrum’s music