Hooked! Twin Inspirations for Piano Quintet

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Faculty Artist Series

UNCSA faculty-artists explore what inspired and was inspired by Franz Schubert’s famous “Trout Quintet.”

When Schubert wrote the “Trout,” he and the benefactor who commissioned the piece were drawing inspiration from Hummel’s Piano Quintet, Op. 87, a piece that at that time was unique in its unusual instrumentation for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. “The Hummel'' employs the same virtuosity, fire and elegant Viennese charm of its more famous offspring. The work is paired with a piece that Schubert's “Trout'' inspired: Ellen Taafe Zwillich’s engaging, jazzy and recently composed Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.

Featuring faculty artists Dmitri Vorobiev, piano; Kevin Lawrence, violin; Ulrich Eichenauer, viola; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; and Paul Sharpe, double bass.

Program to include

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Quintet, Op. 87 in E flat minor
  • Elen Taafe Zwillich Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

Downloadable program

Ticket price: $20 regular / $15 student

Watson Hall
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
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Hooked! Twin Inspirations for Piano Quintet
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