Event Concerts and Performances Octets by Loeffler and Schubert

Date and Location

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

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Musicians 
Emi Ferguson, flute 
Graeme Steele Johnson, clarinet 
David Shifrin, clarinet 
Rémy Taghavi, bassoon 
Anni Hochhalter, horn 
Bridget Kibbey, harp 
Stella Chen, violin 
Siwoo Kim, violin 
Matthew Lipman, viola 
Samuel DeCaprio, cello 
Sam Suggs, contrabass 

Until it was recently revived, the octet of Charles Loeffler is not known to have been played or recorded since the year it was composed: 1897. The manuscript is housed in the Music Division at the Library of Congress, and the work was given new life through the efforts of Graeme Steele Johnson, who assembled the score and a host of top-tier players to bring about a series of live performances and a new recording. Loeffler’s octet is paired with Schubert’s octet. This unforgettable evening will also include Johnson’s transcription of Debussy’s beloved Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune. 

Pre-concert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30 p.m., Whittall Pavilion.

Schedule

Program 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY /GRAEME STEELE JOHNSON 
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 

CHARLES LOEFFLER 
Octet 

FRANZ SCHUBERT 
Octet in F major, D. 803 

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